[POP OPERA] Concept albums demand some suspension of disbelief and a little imagination from the listener. When the story being related is in the realm of epic fantasy, as is the case with Morni
Not every young person comes to Portland to retire. Some start record labels.
The founder of SoHiTek Records, 30-year-old Erik Carlson,
lives the quintessential Portland dream. Aside from owning and operating
his own homegrown record label, he also curates the SoHiTek visua
[PSYCH-POP] Boone Howard is bummed. On the second album
from Portland trio the We Shared Milk, the singer-guitarist sings and
plays like he’s trying to navigate through the fog of a particularly
Ain’t no sunshine in this songwriter’s doom-y folk.
[GOTHIC FOLK] It’s raining in Los Angeles, but Chelsea
Wolfe doesn’t mind. “I kind of hate how it’s always sunny here,” says
the lanky, darkly eyelined singer-songwriter, sitting in a co
[WORLD PARTY] Well, you don’t say: A rock band mixing pop
melodies with worldly rhythms and West African guitars? How au courant!
While the novelty of that particular formula wore off the moment