Cuts of the Week

The five must-hear songs from Portland artists this week.


Each week, LocalCut collects the best new Portland music and puts it all in one place for you, the faithful reader, to enjoy. It's like The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren. 1. New Move, “When Did We Stop?” New Move released its “When Did We Stop?” single on March 22, along with two bonus cuts and remixes of each. This song embodies much of what New Move has been about to date—clean, ...   More
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Album Review: Sapient

Eaters Volume Two: Light Tiger (Self-Released)

Album Reviews
[BRUTAL BEATS] For a good visual representation of what local rapper-beatmaker Sapient’s music sounds like, look no further than the cover of his latest album, Eaters Volume Two: Light Tiger.    More
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 REED JACKSON

Peer Reviews

Four Portland artists critique each other’s new albums.

Music Stories
Everyone’s a critic—even artists, who are predisposed to hating critics. So, with several major Portland albums dropping Feb. 19, we let the artists do our jobs for us and take a shot at rev   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Local Albums to Get Excited About in Early 2013

Top 5
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, II (2/5, Jagjaguwar) The mystery is gone, but Ruban Nielson’s once-enigmatic post-Mint Chicks project is still one of Portland’s singular bands. Based on the new alb   More
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Let's Get It: Free Albums From Luck-One and Sapient Out Today


These days, it's more surprising to hear of someone actually paying for an album than it is to hear about an artist giving their work away for free. This shouldn't diminish the amount of work it takes for guys like Sapient and Luck-One to bring us their albums free of charge. If you like the music, go see these guys live or buy another album. Local music—and local hip-hop in particular—deserves ...   More
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Portland Hip-Hop is Having a Big Month


A handful of items of note from the local hip-hop world, in case you, like me, are bad at Twitter. Seriously, I can't remember a time when this much good stuff was pending or seeing release all at the same time, so I had to give it one big rundown. Lots of free music here, so get your ears and your clicking-finger ready.But first, two items:1. I have very specifically avoided chiming in on the Luck-One/DJ ...   More
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Sapient

Eaters Vol. One: Tusks! (Self-Released)

Album Reviews
[BEATS AND BLASTS] Sapient might be too good at his day job of selling beats. While the Sandpeople Producer/MC’s new collection, Eaters Volume One: Tusks!—the first in a planned series of Mad L   More
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Video Roundup: Mattress! Sapient! Oxykitten! Dropa!


We know the video you're all waiting to see right now is the footage of Portland indie-pop army Typhoon's performance from tonight's The Late Show with David Letterman that'll surely be all over the local blogosphere tomorrow (you've probably already seen Sallie Ford's Letterman appearance from Wednesday night -- apparently Dave's mistaken our city for a young intern, 'cause he's clearly got a hard-on ...   More
Thursday, August 4, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER


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