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The year in music

All-in-all it was a provocative year for music.

At PRP we had delicious new genre-twisting music from twenty one pilots…impressive pop splendor from Shawn Mendes, plus boldly beautiful alt-rock from England’s The 1975. Ray Lamontagne gifted fans with exceptional folk-rock … Continue Reading

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Recharge with music from Beach House

With summer fading into the rear-view mirror and winter fast approaching, keeping a stack of good music on-hand seems like a wise plan.

One consistently creative band whose music should be in your library?

Baltimore-based Beach House. Their tasteful … Continue Reading

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Color Palette’s new “Sunburn” hits all the right notes

Once in a blue moon a new song comes along that stops you in your tracks. Such was the case last week when we stumbled upon Color Palette’s new “Sunburn” single on Twitter.

It’s one of two tracks the Washington … Continue Reading

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New album another music milestone for Sir Paul

Paul McCartney?

The guy that used to sing and play bass with The Beatles?

Yup, that’s the one. His newest “Egypt Station” release has truly been delighting fans and critics. It’s simple to see why.

His first studio … Continue Reading

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New Mutual Benefit release shimmers

If balm for the soul is what you’re seeking in music this month, lend an ear to Mutual Benefit’s new “Thunder Follows the Light” release. An impressive collection of folk-rock dreamscapes, we think you’ll love the subtle positivity … Continue Reading

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Death Cab for Cutie delight fans at Hult Center

Alt-indie rockers and Grammy award nominees Death Cab for Cutie played a solid nearly two hour setlist at Eugene’s Hult Center for the Performing Arts Monday night.

Touring to promote their new album “Thank You for Today,” the band opened Continue Reading

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Recharge with The Ophelias

In the mood for new music that’s restorative and refreshing? “Almost,” the new release from Indie-pop The Ophelias, might just tickle your earbuds.

From Cincinnati, the band formed in high school and were signed by Joyful Noise Recordings. “Almost” … Continue Reading

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The inspiring music of Brule’

The upcoming change of seasons makes a nice time to take stock of one’s music library. Which artists continue to sustain us, delivering soul-satisfying nourishment? Which need to fall by the wayside?

If you’re looking for music that grounds, supports … Continue Reading

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Satisfying new release from Courtney Barnett

Looking for new music that’s unique, often insightful and always fun?

Alternative rock n’ roller Courtney Barnett’s new “Tell Me How You Really Feel” is an ear-pleasing blend of engaging, rollicking tracks you’re sure to find compelling.

“Need … Continue Reading

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A charismatic and compelling release from Wye Oak

Those searching for inspirational pop-rock need search no further than the latest from American indie rockers Wye Oak.

The dozen tracks on “The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs” present a winning bundle of dreamscape-infused indie-rock offerings that both … Continue Reading

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Ascending Mt. Joy

Mt. Joy, an up-and-coming Philadelphia-based alternative group, appeared on Discover Weekly playlists last year and again a few months ago with the release of their first full-length album. The record could be the best of 2018, but there’s plenty … Continue Reading

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First Aid Kit’s new album one for your collection

Talented folk-pop First Aid Kit have released “Ruins,” their fourth studio album. It’s a solid “must have” collection of fresh, honest tracks sure to please fans and critics.

Plaintive, folk-rock “Rebel Heart” is the opener and longest cut … Continue Reading

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The Year’s Best Music

Need a music pick-me-up or pondering your gift list for the holidays?

We at PRP-FM are always looking for the latest & the greatest…here’s a rundown of the year’s music highlights to inspire you!

War on Drugs “A Deeper Understanding”

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Ride delights crowd at Crystal

On tour to promote their new “Weather Diaries” release, British alt-rockers Ride played Portland’s Crystal Ballroom Saturday night.

As they took the stage, fans at the venue gave the band a hearty welcome. The band’s well-rounded setlist opened with “Lannoy … Continue Reading

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Forecast: The Weather Machine Drops New Album

The intimate Doug Fir Lounge hosted Portland-based The Weather Machine on Saturday, August 12. The band’s singer, Slater Smith, had just returned from the Oregon coast. There, he wrote most of the bands to-be album. The album is a tribute … Continue Reading

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Three great indie artists you’ll love

In search of the latest and greatest in Indie music? Here are three great artists hailing from Australia, Serbia, and our own vibrant Portland, sure to please the palate of discerning music buffs.

Souvenir Driver

From Portland, Souvenir Driver’s moody, … Continue Reading

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Fleet Foxes are back

Fleet Foxes have released “Crack Up,” their first new music in six years.

Known for their iconic Indie sound and abundant folk-rock harmonies, little has been heard from the band recently as frontman Robin Pecknold has been on … Continue Reading

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Music scene: artists under the radar

Looking for new bands and artists to tickle your earbuds?

From Canada and Norway, respectively, here are a couple of talented musical acts you might love.

Tasseomancy

Twin sisters Romy and Sari Lightman, formerly of Ghost Bees,  formed indie-folk / … Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session: Tom Grant

Portland’s piano legend, Tom Grant, joined PRP’s Rebecca Webb and Michele Van Kleef in the studio for a drop-in session to share his new cd, Sipping Beauty. It’s Grant’s second album targeting the New Age market, but his 29th … Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session with Eyelids

New Music from Eyelids! No stranger to the music scene, Chris Slusarenko of Eyelids, came into the Portland Radio Project Studio for an *eye-opening* Drop-In Session!

 

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With members who collectively have shared stage … Continue Reading