A shape-shifting producer sheds the shoegaze haze—and his band.
When Portland four-piece Anne released its debut, Dream Punx,
in 2011, few could resist throwing the album’s airy, dark pop in with
My Bloody Valentine and the rest of the shoegaze pack. And whi
Soft Metals didn’t move to L.A. for the weather, or to get
closer to the music industry. Ian Hicks and Patricia Hall, the couple
who formed the moody synth duo in Portland in 2009, relocated to
Spacious psychedelic prog rock born in Alaska, made in Portland.
First impressions are huge, especially in
music. It’s no wonder, then, that Animal Eyes bears a certain
resemblance to another beloved Portland band, discovered during its
[FAMILY PARTY] For some of the residents of Southeast’s
Washington Towers, the drab apartment complex down the street from Lone
Fir Pioneer Cemetery has another name: Futro Towers. That’s beca
Iron and Wine (April 2004)
This was such a joyous and encouraging night in our early
days. A capacity crowd poured in, packed themselves politely into the
room, and fell into a perfect hush for t
In the JJ-fied Star Trek of today, it’s easy to look upon the pitifully low-budgeted original series and giggle. The episode “Spectre of the Gun,”
Gene Roddenberry’s 1968 nod to the cowboy W
Already Internet famous, a Portland duo makes moves offline.
[SIMWAVE] “I bump fades when I fuck. So what?” says the
muscular, shirtless man, digitally rendered as part of the virtual-world
game Second Life, as he cocks his head to the side and spreads
For prolific experimentalist Pete Swanson, there’s no such thing as a vacation.
Sitting down for coffee in the Ace Hotel lobby, Pete
Swanson is quite a sight. He flew back to Portland the day before,
returning home from New York, where the prolific experimental musician
So you’re really, really broke. We get it—we’re
journalists. The cheap eats within these pages are inexpensive, sure,
but not on a living-the-dream budget. I decided to see if I could eat