Death Songs is a band out of Portland, featuring members of that city’s folk-pop outfit The Shaky Hands. “Wounds” is vaguely reminiscent of acts like The Shaky Hands and Quiet Life. It’s full on southern-influenced folk that flirts dually with pop and rock, but keeps its roots close. Their song “Wounds”, which I’ve included below, can be found on the latest PDX Pop Now! compilation, which is now available in mp3 format.
If you’re unfamiliar with the series, it includes an annual two-disc compilation featuring noteworthy artists from the Portland area. It also includes a three-day festival along with assorted other charity-based events.
I’ve noticed my listening habits leaning more toward artists like Death Songs of late; there’s something inherently good about this style of folk that is simply beautiful yet monumentally powerful.
Check out “Wounds” below and visit the PDX Pop Now! website for more on the compilation and festival.
Download: “Wounds” by Death Songs