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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 Lemons

Early this past summer The Lemons released a tape of songs filled with sunshine, garage-surf, and lemonade. The cassette came out as a limited run through Tripp Tapes.

You can catch The Lemons at The Township on October 4th.



It seems to be the season of Slushy. Just last month they released the much praised debut 7" "Candy" via the local Randy Records, and this week are releasing their new tape "Five Little Leaves" (Tripp Tapes).

The duo of Chris Kramer and Brent Zmrhal have building a fan base with their fuzzed out DIY indie punk sound over the last year and have two solid offerings to enjoy this fall.


Archie Powell & The Exports on Chic-A-Go-Go

Chica-A-Go-Go posted a handful of new video this week including songs by White Mystery, Bike Cops, and the very strange Ice Cream Vendors.

My favorite is hilarious performance from Archie Powell & The Exports. The band is currently on a massive fall tour and you can get updates on their Facebook page.


Vic Mensa "Lovely Day"

On this beautiful Friday afternoon, take a break and bask in the sunshine of the new video from Vic Mensa, "Lovely Day". The track comes from his much anticipated mixtape, #INNANETAPE which drops on Monday, Sept. 30th.


CD of The Month: Pink Frost

Pink Frost is a rare bread, or so it seems. They are froward leaning but with a clear and strong respect for '90's rock. Their sophomore album, Sundowning, is a 9 track collection of anthems complete with roaring guitar solos and contagious hooks. In fact, as you listen through this album, there is a little for everyone, from Shoegaze to Pysch Rock, Pink Frost explores many aspect of rock. A shared released from BLVD Records and Notes and Bolts this September release is one of the strongest of the year.

You can catch Pink Frost with Outer Minds and Touched By Ghoul on Sept 28th at Empty Bottle.



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