portland

mp3: Grouper – “Vital”
mp3: Grouper – “Vital”
"Vital" is one of the highlights from Grouper's achingly beautiful new release, an LP's worth of unreleased material that Liz Harris recorded around the same time as her 2008 classic Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill. The Man Who Died in His Boat + the 4th pressing of Dragging... Read More ...
mp3: Grouper + Tiny Vipers are Mirrorring – “Fell Sound”
mp3: Grouper + Tiny Vipers are Mirrorring – “Fell Sound”
Mirrorring is the new dream collaboration between Liz Harris of Grouper + Jesy Fortino of Tiny Vipers, two artists whose respective solo works have been among the most haunting and affecting releases of the last few years. Their pensive, often devastating new record Foreign Body was born of a songwriting session in Harris' hometown of Portland sometime last year, and has subsequently become our g
mp3: Dreamed – “Izumi”
mp3: Dreamed – “Izumi”
Thanks to Defensive Listening for the heads up on Dreamed, the bedroom recording project of Denton's Jessica Minshew. One of the stark "skeletons of songs" that she recently posted up on her Soundcloud page, "Izumi" elicits a hazy, soft-focus melancholy that sticks around longer than you'd expect...
soft metals
soft metals
We've been enjoying these brand new icy late-night synth jams from Portland's Soft Metals (from the same scene that birthed Honey Owens' psych-house side-project Miracles Club) + Montreal's Gold Zebra. Dark and sexy retro-futuristic Italo-disco created on vintage analog synths and drum machines; both songs highly recommended for those growing impatient for new material from the Glass Candy/Chromat