DIY/Lo-Fi

Frankie Cosmos extends world tour + unveils video for 'Sinister'

Frankie Cosmos was rewarded with a NYC Record of the Month at the time of 'Zentropy' (2014), and graced the cover of the 2015 issue of The Deli as a member of the band Porches, but her latest LP 'Next Thing' is certainly the height of her career as a songwriter - a consistent record full of memorable songs and heart-felt words. The project's mastermind Greta Kline and her band are about to embark on another round of US tour dates including a homecoming sold out show at Bowery Ballroom on August 6th, and more world tour dates have been announced today. A new video Sinister" was also unveiled today, one of the best singles from her latest album - check it out below.

   

Krust Toons: "Loaded or Load In?" by Teddy Hazard

Krust Toons: "Loaded or Load In?" by Teddy Hazard - please feel free to drop him a line at teddandthehazards@gmail.com if you dig or have any funny ideas. You can also check out more of his illustrations and animation shorts HERE.

   

Scully bring their "California sunshine, Brooklyn grit" to Union Pool on 7.28

Scully formed after the breakup of California-based garage rock group The Splinters, when three of its core members reunited in Brooklyn. Their perfectly self-described brand of “California sunshine, Brooklyn grime” features easy going pop melodies blended with heavy psych influences, along with the scuzzy and lo-fi nature of garage rock. Last year the band released a split with La Luz that featured their track “Don’t Want That”. Scully’s latest single “Wave” puts the band’s poppy psych sound on display with shimmering guitar tones and hazy vocals. “Wave” is the first single off the four-pieces upcoming EP No Sense, which will be released on August 19th through Fire Talk. Scully will be playing Union Pool on July 28th in support of fellow psych-garage rockers Honey. - John Honan

   

Teen Body unveils video for "Bored Window" + plays Shea Stadium on 07.27

Teen Body's debut LP Get Home Safe flows between wispy, delicate sections and more agitated moments filled with with tension. The four-piece recently released a music video for single “Bored Window” that also plays along this dichotomy, opening with lighthearted and playful scenes of band comradery, at least until they start killing each other - in all likelihood because of creative disagreements and ego conflicts related to the band! The group's placid dream pop acts as a surreal commentary to the final, bloody scenes, in a way remoiniscent of Spike Lee's use of loungy jazz over violent sequences. Teen Body will be playing live July 27th at Shea Stadium. - John Honan

   

PDX Pop Now Day 3 - What to Expect

 PDX Pop Now's 2016 festival weekend is coming to a close and with its posted lineup, it'll be ending on a high note. Youth bands Fossa Club and the Living Skins open up this sunny Sunday, leading into the blowing up and of Blowout.

Cilantro will be offering a more worldly spice, followed up by a lively punked fueled performance from Bobby Peru.

Deli Portland favorites A Volcano, Force Publique and Cat Hoch have slots on the closing day, along with experimental noise act Consumer, who shared his spontaneous sounds on the PDX Pop segment featured on KATU.

Renaissance Coalition breakout artist Maze Koroma will spit some mad flows just before one of Portland's current biggest bands Summer Cannibals closes out this year's fest just before the 10 o' clock hour.

This year's PDX Pop Now festival was one of the best to date, with an outstanding turnout backing one of the most diverse lineups in its history. It'll be exciting to see what the non-profit has up its sleeve next.