While our society may have the past and the future, to the Hopi, everything is simply one: we do not necessarily live in the present so much as we live in the past, present, and future all in the same moment. Another way to understand this theory, though, is to simply take a listen through Portland’s own Grrrl Friend and their recent release, “Happening Now“. At times, you may feel as though you’ve bumped into the bastard cousin of The Jesus And Mary Chain and Sonic Youth. By the next song though, you’re looking at a mind trip the likes of Avey Tare pairing up with “They Threw Us All in a Trench and Struck a Monument on Top” Liars.
Vent Somewhere Else by Public Dims I sit on a half assembled couch, sadly collapsing into the porch below, staring off aimlessly into the distance. You watch people stroll by in a daze, a blur of disillusions and plain exhaustion. [...]
Dionneing it by Stable Boys Facebook appears to be one of my primary forms of receiving news now a days, sadly. Not particularly for world news, or business news, or anything along those lines: I still got The Economist, BBC, [...]
I’ve always wanted to travel around the country. Yet honestly, Texas never made the cut as far as destinations worthy of going out to. Call it prejudices or pure ignorance but it felt like some kind of foreign country with [...]
I like moshing. I know i probably annoy the hell out of people around me when and if I start yet it feels like the best form of expression to the pure amount of energy surrounding you. You shake, you [...]
1960s pop-destroyers revisited.
A tropical, lo-fi euphoria, it is both edgy yet far-reaching, taking influences that take at least a couple listens to catch. Monks, Gang of Four, and Tyvek with a far more psychedelic feel are some that come to mind but feel free to discover for yourselves. Here’s to a delightfully Wicked Game.
Adebisi Shank is an in your face Math-Rock band with frequent metal influences. It is intricate and like an 80′s action movie climax, it’s uplifting yet aggressive as all hell.
Mount Pleasant is Jonathan Phillips and he is….
Seattle’s A-Frames bring the classic punk sound back in their video for Black Forest.