Video Roundup: The Domestics! Pure Bathing Culture! Rasheed Jamal! Minden! Vinnie Dewayne!


Hey, we haven't done one of these in a while! But while we were up to our necks in MFNW stuff, some pretty awesome local videos found their way online. We've got five of them below. So go ahead and cram these in your seeing-holes! The Domestics, "Tower Blocks" Band member Leo London animated the video for this jangling gem off the Domestics' self-titled Tender Loving Empire debut frame-by-frame ...   More
Thursday, August 27, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Pure Bathing Culture

Moon Tides (Partisan)

Album Reviews
[LUCID DREAM-POP] All there is to know about Pure Bathing Culture is contained in “Pendulum,” the track that opens the duo’s debut full-length. A heartthrob drum-machine pattern introduces D   More
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Cut of the Day: "Pendulum," Pure Bathing Culture

moon tides

If I told you the new single from Pure Bathing Culture was dreamy and heart-swelling, would you really be surprised? Probably not. And that's what makes "Pendulum," the first song released from the duo's full-length debut, Moon Tides, a perfect choice to introduce the group to a national audience. Last we heard from the band before they entered Richard Swift's Cottage Grove studio, they ...   More
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Video Roundup: Pure Bathing Culture! Corin Tucker Band! Sad Little Men!


Pure Bathing Culture, "Ivory Coast"I don't profess to really understand what's going on in this new Pure Bathing Culture clip -- a video for the song "Ivory Coast," directed by Sean Pecknold -- but that's fine by me. I like mysterious things even when they do involve strange blue alien babies. Especially when they are set to the tune of a dreamy pop song.  Pure Bathing Culture - Ivory Coast from ...   More
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 ROBERT HAM

MFNW By the Hour: A Guide to Saturday and Sunday Night


Navigating MusicfestNW can leave even lifelong Portlanders looking like common tourists, standing dazed on a street corner, trying to figure out which direction to head. Every night is a treacherous journey in which one bad decision can ruin the entire evening. Don't worry, though: WW is here to help. Plotting the perfect schedule can be overwhelming, but it's not impossible. Each night of the ...   More
Saturday, September 8, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Photo Review: Best New Band Showcase


Words by Casey Jarman, photos by Inger Klekacz.I'm not usually one to play favorites (is that a funny thing for a critic to say?), but this year's Best New Band showcase had to have been my favorite of all-time. Maybe that's because I went into it not having seen Onuinu or Pure Bathing Culture—both of whom were really, really good—in concert. Or maybe it was because this bill, against ...   More
Monday, May 14, 2012 CASEY JARMAN


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