Started from Eugene, now heading beyond the stars.
When asking a band to describe its sound,
you don’t expect to hear the word “asteroid.” But for the Portland
five-piece Rare Monk, that single descriptor says a lot. Evolving from
[DRONE AMERICANA] Above being a musician, Portland’s Brian
Mumford is a mad scientist. Though he does his songwriting on a junky
acoustic guitar in desperate need of fresh strings, his passion i
[TALKING DRUMS] Neal Morgan is best known
for his percussion work with Bill Callahan and Joanna Newsom. With
Newsom, in particular, Morgan has contributed some of the most
meticulous yet minimal
[SOUL-TRONICA] Christopher Taylor, aka Sohn,
is a South London product currently producing, remixing and creating
his own solo material from Vienna. Praise from heavy hitters, along with
Who: Zak DesFleurs.
Sounds like: Bobby Digital—the Jamaican dancehall
producer, not RZA’s alter ego—forging reggaeton riddims amid an
occultist’s dimly lit reptile collection.
For fans o