Soft Metals didn’t move to L.A. for the weather, or to get
closer to the music industry. Ian Hicks and Patricia Hall, the couple
who formed the moody synth duo in Portland in 2009, relocated to
U.S. immigration laws wouldn’t let Tim Hoyt and Franc Castillejos make an album together. So they headed for the hills.
Mountain Sounds’ Tim Hoyt has a bone to pick with the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security. “As an American citizen, all the
immigration laws have done are slow me down personally and try to s
[GLOW WAVE] At first, you would’ve been hard-pressed to
make any connections between Portland sextet Adventure Galley and Arcade
Fire. But when Win Butler and company reinvented themselves earli
Spacious psychedelic prog rock born in Alaska, made in Portland.
First impressions are huge, especially in
music. It’s no wonder, then, that Animal Eyes bears a certain
resemblance to another beloved Portland band, discovered during its
[SLOW JAMS] Dan Vidmar likes to take things slow. Two
years after posting the three songs that, up to this point, made up the
entirety of Shy Girls’ recorded output, he’s added a whopping si