THE TRAVELING TAPES // Portland
ALELA DIANE RADIATION CITY BARNA HOWARD
HOUNDSTOOTH LOST LANDER VIKESH KAPOOR
PWRHAUS NEAL MORGAN
“The Traveling Tapes – Portland” turned out to be a 40-minute
video-mixtape featuring some of the best talent Portland has to offer at
this time. Alela Diane performs a stunningly intimate, gripping version
of “Lost Land” on the porch of her house. Radiation City brighten a
shadowy appletree-garden with their jazzy, supersmooth blend of
harmony-heavy folk. Barna Howard charms a sunny afternoon in Rose Garden
with the longing beauty of the calm fingerpicking-tune “Lend Me A
Moment”. Extraordinary drummer and lyricist Neal Morgan chips in with
his unique spoken word poetry, performed in famous Tonalli’s Donut-Shop
on Alberta-Street. Lost Lander give proof of the band’s very special
chemistry and sense of catchiness while Ben Darwish of Morning Ritual
croons a heartbreaking R’n’B-lamento in his studio at Falcon Art
Community. Vikesh Kapoor contributes his gentrification-ballad “Ode To
My Hometown” right off Mississippi-Street, PWRHAUS jump on a streetcar
for an unusual live-performance of “Broken Man” and Houndstooth deliver
“Emilia” of their current Album “No News From Home” with tequila-fueled
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|(cover painting by Deirdre White)|
Listen! The latest Sandwitches’ tracks from their forthcoming full-length album “Our Toast”.
Recorded by Kelley Stoltz and mastered by Mikey Young, Our toast, by The Sandwitches, is available on LP/CD/Digital via Empty Cellar Records and Revolver USA. The LP edition is packaged in a deluxe gold-foil stamped jacket featuring artwork by Deirdre White and The Sandwitches. The first pressing will include a limited edition run of 200 LPs in decadent “oxblood” vinyl. Due Out on June 9th.
All songs by The Sandwitches, with James Finch Jr on bass, Nicolas Russo on piano (Dead Prudence), and Rusty Miller on piano (Sleeping Pracitce).
The Sandwitches are Heidi Alexander (Guitar, Vocals), Grace Cooper (Guitar,Vocals) and Roxanne Young (Drums,Vocals).
The Fresh & Onlysのバックアップ・ヴォーカル、ソニー・スミスとのSonny & The Sandwitches、Thee Oh Seesなどなどサンフランシスコのアート・ガレージ・バンド界隈では言わずと知れた粋な姐さんたちデス。録音は大好きなケリー・ストルツ。サンセッツのミュージシャンたちも参加してますが、ラスティ・ミラーといえばJackpot！なつかしいなぁ。
“Disappointing Todd Rundgren gigs, Tascam 4 track cassette recorders, animal oddities, The Monkees, cider, children’s tv shows from the 80′s and sci-fi movies (good and bad) are all ingredients to the sounds of Dr Cosmo’s Tape Lab.”
Released 30 March 2015 via Sugarbush Records, vinyl available from HERE, and their bandcamp, HERE.
Dr Cosmo’s Tape Lab, hailing from Glasgow, UK, comprises of Stuart Kidd (ex. Owsley Sunshine, vocals/drums/guitar) and Joe Kane (one time BMX Bandito, vocals/casiotone/bass synth).