Indie Rock

Indie Rock

Time: 
08:00
Band name: 
Blonder
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/blonderworld/
Venue name: 
Baby's All Right
   

Overlake shares single from sophomore LP, plays release show at Mercury Lounge

Readying their follow-up release to 2014 debut record “Sighs,” Overlake share “Winter Is Why” (streaming below) from sophomore album “Fall” due out May 12th via Bar/None Records. The track emerges via a guitar figure delivered with orchestral sensibility, creating an immediate mood of majestic grandeur.  Forceful power trio drumming and counterpoint descending bass tones further punctuate unexpected rhythmic accents underneath this rising melody. Settling in to calmer patterns, dreamy vocals describe how the “summer sun hangs around” and “windswept cones on the sand” suggest the winter season.  This over five minute long track successfully blends the quieter passages of gazey icons My Bloody Valentine (think “Come In Alone”) with that band's more explosive and pitch-bendy moments. While still finalizing dates for an April tour, the band has scheduled a record release show at Mercury Lounge on May 12th with support from local favorites Dead Stars and Heaven. - Dave Cromwell

   

Indie Rock

Time: 
08:00
Band name: 
Wild Pink
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/wildpinkwildpink/
Venue name: 
Baby's All Right
   

Indie Rock

Time: 
08:00
Band name: 
Queue
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/queuetheband/
Venue name: 
Bowery Electric
   

Portland Does SXSW: Necklace

In all the ways modern bands call back to classic styles, there seems to be one  group whose elements aren't as directly in use or recognized. Of course, The Beatles can be considered a band influential to everyone, whether direct elements and nods can be heard in an act's songs or not. But one of Portland's newest outfits, Necklace, take it to another level by creating soundscapes that call back to the group that invented fandemonium.

Not much is really known about Necklace, and they seem to like it that way. Little active online presence makes for a mysterious air about the band, leaving current and potential fans with some tweets, a couple of tracks and a series of gawdy but enjoyable pic art to use as profile pictures. Looking past their aesthetic, Necklace produce modern indie based in '60s pop. Their lyrics are driven by sarcasm that slightly offsets the lighthearted feel to their sounds, but somehow the package works as a whole. We're excited to watch them grow into one of the more bigger acts in town.