Album Review: Hurry Up

Hurry Up (Army Of Bad Luck)

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[PUNK] Hurry Up’s self-titled debut album opens with “Pick You Up,” a sleazy, Nation of Ulysses-sounding burst of driving throwback fuzz that would sound indistinguishable from the bro-punk anth   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Sons Of Huns

While Sleeping Stay Awake (Riding Easy)

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[GATEWAY METAL] Sons of Huns’ sophomore album has significantly upped the ante from their 2013 debut, Banishment Ritual. In nine songs, the trio kicks down the garage door and blasts out onto a high   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 NATHAN CARSON

Album Review: Vacilando

While They Were Dancing (Fluff & Gravy)

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[STONED ROOTS] It should maybe fall under the full-disclosure category that I’m a huge fan of sleepy, atmospheric, low-tempo, vaguely Midwestern pop tunes that feature the pedal steel guitar. The mo   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

Best New Music: The Domestics

The Domestics (Tender Loving Empire)

Best New Portland Music
[POP ROCK] There’s an intriguing dichotomy at work with the Domestics, one that enhances each musical story of heartbreak and longing told by principal members Michael Finn and Leo London. On    More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MARK STOCK

Album Review: Cartridge

Black Heron and the Spoonbill (PJCE)

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[AVANT WORLD JAZZ] After the lonely, shakuhachi-like flute of “Korean Blues,” the opening track of Cartridge’s Black Heron and the Spoonbill, the second track, “Murphy’s Hook,” rudely    More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 BRETT CAMPBELL

Album Review: Red Yarn

Deep Woods Revival (Self-Released)

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[ANIMAL FOLK SONGS] It’s rare that you get to think critically about an album mostly concerned with cabbage, squirrels and jigging along home. But here we are with Red Yarn’s Deep Woods Revi   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 KAITIE TODD

Lunch: Album Review

Let Us Have Madness Openly (Mass Media)

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[POST-PUNK] It doesn’t take a geneticist to map the DNA of post-punk resurrectors Lunch—only a BBC radio host from the 1980s. On its second album, the band wears its debt to such harbingers of Eng   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Máscaras: Album Review

Máscaras vs. Máscaras (Party Damage)

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[INSTRUMENTAL PSYCH] Of the 20 or so bands drummer Papi Fimbres makes time to play for these days, desert-psych group Máscaras is getting most of his attention right now, with good re   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 CASEY HARDMEYER.

Brownish Black: Album Review

Life Lessons (Breakup)

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[GARAGE SOUL] Don’t call it a throwback. On its debut LP, Life Lessons, Brownish Black is a band serrating the edges of soul music. Sure, the blend of R&B and funk might sound old-school, but wh   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 TED JAMISON

Album Review: Vursatyl

Crooked Straights (BBE)

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[HIP-HOP] It has been a staggering eight years since we’ve heard from Vursatyl, in the form of his group Lifesavas’ sprawling blaxploitation hip-hopera, Gutterfly. If Vurs were to put out a    More
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 CASEY JARMAN


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