Shadows on Stars is one of Portland’s best kept secrets. The music that Randa Smith and Brian Vincent make draw from a lot of sources, but the result is always high energy pop. They are a much needed shot of adrenaline to a city that exports a million ‘chill bands’ wearing flannel.
Radiation City is a Portland four-piece influenced by 60s bossa nova and girl group pop (with bite). Their debut album, The Hands That Take You, is coming out on Tender Loving Empire (Typhoon, Loch Lomond) on September 27.
Portland-based ‘dream-pop’ band Radiation City will be releasing their debut album, The Hands That Take You, in late September. Check out this taster from it, The Color Of Industry, which resonates with their deep ’60s bossa nova and Chicago jazz’ influences. [Free download of the single here] [audio:http://www.tenderlovingempire.com/RadiationCity-TheColorofIndustry.mp3]
Portland-based trio 31Knots have an undeniable pop streak to them that puts them somewhere in the same realm as fellow indie-prog band Yeasayer, but they’re just weird enough to keep my interest. They have a new album out called Trump Harm.