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April 2015
The Tame West
"The Tamed West EP

After a couple active years in the Portland music scene, this past March The Tamed West finally released a first piece of recorded music for listeners to enjoy in the form of a self-titled EP. Though short and sweet, The Tamed West EP boasts influential elements of early Surfer Blood and the late Gauntlet Hair with a heavy wash of reverb over simple yet dancable rhythms, thoughtful vocal melodies and twinkling guitar. The Tamed West claimed the fourth seat in The Deli Portland's 'Best Emerging Artist of 2014' poll, as voted by a jury of local music industry professionals and tastemakers as well as listeners alike. Keep an eye on The Tamed West in the coming years and expect great things. 

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The Wild Family

The Wild Family is an up and coming folk rock group who released a live ep earlier this year. I was captivated by their recent live video recorded at The Comfort Station.


The Orwells "Who Needs You"

The Orwells released a new single, "Who Needs You", and video this week.

You can catch The Orwells at Lollapalooza on Aug. 4th and at Schubas on August 3rd for a Lolla Aftershow.


Chuck Inglish "Swervin"

Chuck Inglish shows that there is still chemistry between him and Cool Kids partner Sir Michael Rocks on the first single from Inglish's solo debut Convertibles. The album is set to be released this Fall on his own imprint Sounds Like Fun, and will feature contribution from Mac Miller, Big Boi, Ab-Soul, and others.


The Handsome Family "Octopus"

The Handsome Family have released a video for their track "Octopus" which appears on their latest release Wilderness.


Tandem Shop Turns 5!

Sam McAllister and Megan Frestedt are the team behind the local label Tandem Shop and over the last five year he has given an opportunity to a handful of local bands. From The Oarsmen to Many Places, Tandem Shop has steadily built a reputation for quality in the local scene and across the country.

On August 15th the label will celebrate its 5 year anniversary with a shop at Lincoln Hall featuring Project Film, The Oarsmen, Many Places, Marko Casso, Stephen Mulcahy, and the label's first signee Mr. Bear (now LA-based).



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