An arid, chromatic incantation, “Desert Stars” is narcotic mysticism and the entrancing brand-new single from Portland’s Ac Sapphire. You can find streaming and download links for this gem right here, and the track is one of six on the Omni Present EP that she releases on February 28th. You can pre-order CD and digital editions of that right now from her Bandcamp page.
A warming breeze in newly-green treetops, it piques memories while it calms. “Too Kind To Be Cruel” is the gently-fluttering, literate and lovable brand-new single from Portland, Oregon’s The Crystal Furs. The band’s Kara Buchanan describes the track as
“having a bigger, layered sound than anything we’ve done before — wider stereo fields, instruments like electric piano and vibraphone and sleigh bells, multi-tracked vocals, just really trying to take our songwriting up to a new level. It takes inspiration from twee pop, Pacific Northwest indie rock and The Beach Boys.”
You can download the track right now by visiting the band’s Bandcamp page.
Later this month Portland, Oregon’s Malia Endres and her band Glacier Veins release their debut LP The World You Want To See, and you can preview its endearing, encouraging and electric “Driveway” above. The album arrives on February 28th care of Equal Vision Records and Common Ground Collective. You can order clear-with-pink-and-purple-splatter-vinyl, CD and bundled editions of it from the band’s webstore now.
In the dark heart of the Northern Hemisphere’s winter Portland’s Alexandra Savior releases her The Archer LP, and she’s just shared and alluringly-associative new video for its swirling, smoky “Howl”. The album is released on January 10th. You can pre-order the vinyl version of it now from 30th Century Records, and you can find additional pre-saving links here.
Captured with a wide-angled West Coast drama, “Saving Grace” is the spectral and cinematic brand-new single from Portland’s Alexandra Savior. It’s the latest track she’s shared from The Archer, her forthcoming and second LP. You can find streaming and download links for it right here, and you can buy her Belladonna of Sadness LP from her website.
“What You Like” is a jagged jolt — electrifying, tuneful, radiant with presence and the muscled new single from Portland, Maine’s Weakened Friends. Recorded by the band’s own Annie Hoffman, it’s out now courtesy of Don Giovanni Records. You can download it and their previous releases now by visiting their Bandcamp page.
This Friday, August 30th, Black Belt Eagle Scout releases the At the Party With My Brown Friends LP, and the just-shared video for its pillowy, oceanic “Run It To Ya” is sweetly humane and stars a cast of queer indigenous womxn. Out courtesy of Saddle Creek, you can order vinyl, cassette, CD and bundled editions of it now both from the label’s webstore and from her Bandcamp page.
Urgently symphonic, “Hurry On Home” is the seismic, brand-new single from legends Sleater-Kinney, one produced by St. Vincent. You can find streaming and download links for this right here, and you can pre-order the crimson-vinyl 7″ version of it here. The track arrives with the announcement of an extensive tour of the U.S. and Canada, and you can find out where they’ll be playing by visiting their website.
Black Belt Eagle Scout is the solo-musical project of Portland’s Katherine Paul, and she’s just shared “Loss & Relax”, her oceanic new single. Its picturesque new video meanwhile was directed by Angel Two Bulls on the lands of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and the Samish Indian Nation. Her Loss & Relax b/w Half Colored Hair 7″ will be released by Saddle Creek on April 26th. You can buy it either from them or from her Bandcamp page right now. Via Stereogum.