Cuts of the Week

Five new songs from Portland artists you need to hear.

souvenir driver

Every Friday, LocalCut collects the week's new Portland music and puts it all in one place for you, the faithful reader, to enjoy. It's like MTV's The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren. 1. Souvenir Driver, "Kiss You Close" Souvenir Driver's new full-length album, Living Water, isn't out until April 2014, but the band is slowly (very slowly) leaking tracks, one by one, and making them ...   More
Friday, November 8, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Flashback: Dirtnap Records

Music Stories
As widely respected Portland-via-Seattle punk label Dirtnap Records prepares to celebrate its 14th year, we asked founder Ken Cheppaikode to reminisce about its first release, a 7-inch record fr   More
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Guitar Romantic Covers Project: "Modern Kicks," The Cry!

exploding hearts

A decade ago next week, Portland's Exploding Hearts released Guitar Romantic, a near-perfect power-pop album now considered among the classics of the genre. Although the group's career ended tragically less than four months later, the great, brief burst of music it left behind remains a vital influence on an entire generation of bands. To commemorate the album's 10-year anniversary, Willamette ...   More
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER


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