Wow. To hear where Portland’s Typhoon has come over the past few years mastering their orchestral-folk sound blows my mind with each and every track the group continues to release.
Their latest single, “Young Fathers,” works in a lot more electronic noise, straying further beyond their previous traditional style. You can hear the talented musicians having fun in this one, developing instrumental layers then quickly stripping them away.
Prepare your ears for their upcoming album, White Lighter, due out at the end of August. Enjoy.
Man. I’ve forgotten how good the Portland folk collective, Balto, truly is.
Although Monumentswas released last year, it’s still such a timeless album. Less gritty then its previous release, this album is seamless from track to track. There’s something very special and unique about lead singer, Daniel Sheron’s voice. The full string sections, subtle banjo plucking, and building crescendos so naturally go hand in hand.
Spend a small part of your Sunday listening below and be sure to check out their upcoming tour dates – I’m looking forward to the Philly stop.
With the success of Reptilians and the incessant touring the band did in support, Joshua Hodges finally secured time in early 2012 to sit down in isolated Astoria, Oregon to piece together the third full length release. Often joined by his other bandmates, Josh Hodges & Co. fleshed out 15 tracks for their upcoming album, Miracle Mile, due out February 19th via Polyvinyl Records.
Listen to a few tracks off of the release below and grab your pre-order here.
As I find myself waking up in my childhood home south of the Mason Dixon line, it seems rather fitting of a day to listen to one of my favorite folk acts, Horse Feathers.
I love the traditional instruments and most of all, that unique and sorrowful voice from singer Justin Ringle. And once joined by the rest of the group to create larger, more lush harmonies, you’re almost stopped dead in your tracks.
Grab one of my favorite songs from their 2010 release, Thistled Spring, and then listen to their latest single from their upcoming album, Cynic’s New Year, which drops tomorrow.
I love these guys. Love like the kind I describe when listening to Blackbird Blackbird, Germany Germany, Baths, Teen Daze and the like. It’s their fucking style (and of course I love their name)..knowing I can recognize their stuff just within the first 10 seconds because it’s their style.
And they do it well.
STRFKR started first as a solo gig of mister Josh Hodges out of Portland and soon developed into a real solid dance/electronica band. These guys had a touch of fame when their song, “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second” got a Target commercial spot. Grab their latest EP, Reptilians, over at their bandcamp page.
Also, save the date fellow Philadelphians they will be at one of my fav spots, Johnny Brenda’s at the end of this month with Casiokids on March 31st. Apparently the band is known to wear women’s clothing while playing live..ah well I’ve been to a Cocorosie show before, can’t be that strange.