Why it's a Good Time to be Blue Giant


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Portland-based rock/Americana outfit Blue Giant—founded by Viva Voce's Kevin and Anita Robinson—has a new disc coming out on July 13 on Vanguard Records. I haven't listened to it enough yet to get you a verdict, save for to say that it sounds really, really good from a technical standpoint. We'll get into that later, though. Right now I just want to give the band a digital high-five. When ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

LEAK: And And And, "The 2nd Proposition," A Fresh Summer With And And And


Music
One of my favorite young Portland bands, And And And, just made me like them even more by sending a couple of leaks from their forthcoming record, A Fresh Summer With And And And. This particular recording is a great combination of low fidelity and smart orchestration. The horn lines almost drown everything else out of the mix, with a ghostly sing-along chorus echoing somewhere in the distance. The ...   More
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

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