Song Reviews

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band: Warm Body

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band is back with their first new material since their 2010 sophomore LP, Where The Messengers Meet. “Warm Body” is off the new MSHVB EP, due out on Dead Oceans in the near future. The track is on the softer side of what we’ve heard from this Seattle band, but it… Continue reading Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band: Warm Body

Videos

The Luyas: Tiny Head [Video]

I’m finding it hard to get over how trippy this video is, and I’m not entirely convinced that’s a good thing. Case in point, I felt the same way about “Casual” by Here We Go Magic. That video was so raw and shocking, it made me look at the song… differently… for a while. And… Continue reading The Luyas: Tiny Head [Video]

Album Reviews

Suuns: Zeroes EP [Album Review]

So I’m really digging this band Suuns. Somewhere between shoegaze and electronica to noise and dub, their music is subtle and dreamy, but filled with an abundance of great hooks and hip beats. Zeroes hits all the right notes for a band that meshes very distinct, separate genres that occasionally overlap. Zeroes begins with a… Continue reading Suuns: Zeroes EP [Album Review]

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Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band Announce New Album

Dead Oceans announced yesterday the sophomore release by Portland’s Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, titled Where The Messengers Meet. The album, out August 3, hits about a year and a half after the band’s self-titled debut. That album came in just outside our top 10 album of 2009 thanks to angular, erratic, and often hauntingly… Continue reading Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band Announce New Album

Album Reviews

Citay: Dream Get Together [Album Review]

Citay‘s new LP, Dream Get Together, just found its way into my inbox. There are several descriptors you could apply to the album, from Cosmic to Anthemic. But when it really comes down to it, Dream Get Together finds a unique place in music simply due to its wide breadth of influences — so wide… Continue reading Citay: Dream Get Together [Album Review]

Videos

Bowerbirds: Northern Lights [Video]

Bowerbirds create the type of folk music you could easily equate to being one with nature. It is above all the noise and shuffle of city life, just beyond the outskirts of small town life, and is that of the sustainable life. It seems to have a minimal footprint on this earth not because it… Continue reading Bowerbirds: Northern Lights [Video]

Videos

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band: Albatross, Albatross, Albatross [Video]

It hasn’t been all too long since Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band released their first video for a track off this year’s excellent self-titled debut LP, out now on Dead Oceans. In “Albatross, Albatross, Albatross” the band alters tempo and volume for a song both erratic and astounding. Signature to Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band… Continue reading Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band: Albatross, Albatross, Albatross [Video]

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Akron/Family [Show Preview]

Any time the words “community” or “family” to a band moniker, one gets the distinct impression that the group is an ever morphing being, consistently and regularly adding people. On one end, a keyword is variation — a live performance could feature a band leader solo or with a few select members. On the other… Continue reading Akron/Family [Show Preview]