Portland shoegazers follow their bliss into an analog daydream.
When Neil Young delivered the keynote address at South by
Southwest last month, a lot of musicians were listening. He was pushing
his new project, PonoMusic, a portable music player rendering digi
Hangover busters (and exacerbators) from members of Portland's Souvenir Driver, Miracle Falls and Daydream Machine, as well as Mercury Rev and more.
Creative momentum withering midst seasonal torpor and restless band hiatus—star-packed local combo Miracle Falls is itching to enter the studio for "slightly less guitar-centric" sophomore album—Sparklehorse/Longwave vet and recent Portland emigre Paul Dillon found fresh inspiration from the changing calendar. "It's not that I'm a great fan of New Year's songs. It was more about forging creativity ...
Five new songs from Portland artists you need to hear.
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 ...