The Full Guitar Romantic Covers Project

All the videos in album order.

exploding hearts

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A decade ago this month, 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
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Guitar Romantic Covers Project: "Rumours in Town," Youthbitch

exploding hearts

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A decade ago this 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
 
Thursday, April 4, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Guitar Romantic Covers Project: "Boulevard Trash," Youthbitch

exploding hearts

Music
A decade ago this 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
 
Monday, April 1, 2013 by Matthew Singer

Cut of the Day: “I’m In Love With Girls,” Youthbitch (with video!)

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A gentleman of refined and discerning taste once described Portland’s Youthbitch as “fucking awesome.” And although said gentlemen’s anonymity leaves us skeptical—he’s simply quoted on the Youthbitch Facebook page—we kind of think he might be onto something. The local quartet’s most recent single, “I’m In Love With Girls,” quickly follows on the heels of the band’s sophomore ...   More
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER

Upper Extremities #51: Leave Home

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By the time you read this, I will be in Los Angeles. I think I’m going to stay there a while. So this marks the end of my 13-month attempt to keep tabs on Portland punk rock. My first impulse was to write a long essay about how fucking punk my navel is, but I’ve done a lot of that since last August, and rest assured my self-involvement comes into play plenty in the appreciations that follow. Instead ...   More
 
Thursday, September 13, 2012 CHRIS STAMM

Album Review: Youthbitch

Don’t Fuck This Up! (Jonny Cat)


Music Stories
[POP PUNK ’N’ ROLL] Until a few days ago, I’d felt a big brother’s pity for Youthbitch: A shame, I thought, that a band with so much potential would saddle itself with such an awful name.    More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 CHRIS STAMM

Video Roundup: Poor Boy's Soul, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, And And And, Strategy, Youthbitch, Aaron O'Bryan Smith

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Poor Boy's Soul - "Nails In The Pine"Lots of cavorting in this edition of the Video Roundup. In this case, it's a bunch of well-dressed young folk playing leapfrog with tombstones, playing dice and smooching in a church, and boozing it up to the sound of Poor Boy's Soul's one-man stomping folk-blues.Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Strangers Are Strange"Leave it to Unknown Mortal Orchestra to come up with ...   More
 
Monday, February 20, 2012 ROBERT HAM

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