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Album Review: Candace – New Ruins

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Track, Video and Tour News: Candace – Rewind

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New Music: Wild Ones, Mirror Touch

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“Rewind” is the stunning new single from Portland, Oregon band, Candace from their forthcoming album “New Ruins”. I’m new to Candace (formerly called Is/Is) and feel both a sense of regret that I haven’t come across them before and yet excitement at hearing what’s to come. “Rewind” has all the elements of the stuff I …

Rating: 8/10 Ahead of UK live dates starting later this month, Portland based Moon Duo are back with a limited edition 12″ which contents covers of two classics, ‘Jukebox Babe’ by Alan Vega and ‘No Fun’ by The Stooges. The double A side single is set for release on 19th January 2018 on Sacred Bones Records. The …

Out of the ashes of Divides and The Hoons, both Alaskan bands that had moved to Portland, comes a new project, White Knife Study. Whereas, certinly in the case of Divides, the music was guitar driven and heavy before, now its dark, synth-led indie rock, reminiscent of The National and CHVRCHES, and they drafted in …

Taken from Portland indie rockers Typhoon’s new album Offerings, out on January 12th via Roll Call Records, Darker is a poetic, almost desperate cry for help. Over the top of this murky slice of indie rock, singer Kyle Morton almost pleads with the listener for some kind of understanding and if he’s drowning in this …

Rating: 8/10 WIBG, formerly known as Wooden Indian Burial Ground, are one of America’s finest garage rock offerings and they emerge from the Portland undergrowth to offer their third album, Winnie & The Nihilist, being released by Belgian DIY label EXAG Records. WIBG are in a state of designed perpetual flux, but since 2012 have …

Wild Ones are an indie pop band from Portland, Oregon – as always, a petrie dish of artistic creativity. With an EP already under their belt, Wild Ones are about to release their debut album, “Mirror Touch”, and in a crowded bus of indie pop/rock brilliance, they stand out with their effervescent, shining, intelligent pop. …

Neo-Psychedelia has become the fastest growing musical trend, and the genre that everyone who wants to be associated with. With that in mind, it’s easy to forget that it is people who make all of this possible and get the music out into the public domain in the first place. Say Psych plans to address …

DaiN Ft Moniquea - "Treat Yourself"

Liquid Beat Records is proud to announce the release of “Gave it A Try”, the first single from Portland/New Orleans’ artist DaiN’s upcoming 7” single/producer EP entitled “Treat Yourself”. The song features an incredible vocal collaboration with LA’s modern Funk queen, Moniquea. The single pairs the singer over a knocking, down-tempo track that is indicative …

Red Fang are one of the best bands many haven’t discovered yet. The quartet from Portland, Oregan are touring on the eve of the release of their fourth album. On Sunday Red Fang played Birmingham Institute. They were supported by two great bands, God Damn and Torche.  It was a night of musical excellence and …

Harrison Smith, aka Turtlenecked hails from that musical hot spot of Portland, Oregon and makes music that is noisy, frayed at the edges indie rock. Apparently written in the show, his new track is Mondrian, taken from his forthcoming album Pure Plush Bone Cage, out on Good Cheer Records on August 19th. Over these insistent, …