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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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Summer 2013, NYC Issue #35
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Sundowner @ Beat Kitchen

Sundowner is the solo project of Chris McCaughan of The Lawrence Arms. His third album under that moniker, Neon Fiction, will be released via Fat Wreck Records on Sept. 3rd.

You can also hear the album's lead track "Cemetery West" over at A/V Club. The record release event for Neon Fiction will take place at Beat Kitchen on Sept. 13th.


The Ross Originals @ Goose Island

The Ross Originals have a new single out called "Broken Bone Blues". You can stream it below and download it for free via their bandcamp.

The band will also have physical copies of the new single available at their upcoming show on August 31st at Goose Island Wrigleyville with Draft Week.


The Orwells Sign to BMG

It was announced yesterday the young local band The Orwells have signed a worldwide publishing deal with BMG Chrysalis US. The label also announced that in September the band will release an EP and single both called, Who Needs You, produced by Dave Sitek.

The Orwells will be touring most of September and October. They will be performing next in Chicago at Subt on Halloween, Oct. 31st, with FIDLAR.


Neak "Do What You Love"

Neak has released a new video for his song "Do What You Love". The video was produced by and features production from Slot-A.

The track comes from the forthcoming album by Neak, Paura/Amore. This is the second single Neak has released form the new album, "The Kids" dropped back in June.



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