In the mood for new music to help you stay motivated during lockdown?

Here’s a couple new releases that merit your attention.

Glass Animals “Dreamland”

“Dreamland,” the newest from England’s Glass Animals, is making a solid splash in the music … Continue Reading

With a year as full of disappointments as 2020, music lovers might wisely seek refuge in bright, uplifting pop or raucous rock.

But sometimes, an album built around memories, loss, reflection and storytelling, soothes best.

Taylor Swift’s new ‘folklore’ is … Continue Reading

It’s July. Most of us are still holed up indoors, isolated, for the most part, from friends and family. We’ve delayed vacations, been laid off, and some of us are already counting the days until the ball drops in Times … Continue Reading

Here are new album and or music book recommendations from our Music and Air teams.

 

From Inessa Anderson, Music Director

Run The Jewels RTJ4

Killer Mike, part of the hip-hop duo Run the Jewels and known for his long … Continue Reading

Catching up

Yours truly hit the road in January for a memorable night out at The Wonder Ballroom with Canadian Indie Rockers Half Moon Run. A solo trip, as it turned out. My significant other was dreadfully ill with … Continue Reading

If your music library is in need of inspiration or updating, lend an ear to Andy Shauf’s new “Neon Skyline.”

The Toronto-based singer-songwriter released soft rock “Skyline” in January. It’s scored him rave reviews from Paste, Stereogum, NPR and Pop … Continue Reading

There’s no question about it, it’s gotta be tough being a talented musician these days. Especially so if enduring a creative slump during a pandemic becomes part of the picture.

Also, ahem. Have you tried being a music writer? Not … Continue Reading

If you’re listening to Portland Radio Project these days, you’re already familiar with up and coming Indie-pop singer-songwriter Dylan Dunlap.

His new single “If that’s Alright,” released late last year, is on our playlist.

It’s about learning to Continue Reading

Is the newest album by indie pop band The Hugs one of Portland’s best kept secrets?

Released just last year, many could argue “Love You to Death” is deserving of better notoriety – especially outside of their Portland Continue Reading

Montreal’s Half Moon Run enthralled fans with their exquisite indie rock Friday at Portland’s Wonder Ballroom. The fiercely talented foursome were here to promote their new “A Blemish in the Great Light“ release, and to kick off a winter tour.Continue Reading

Here at Portland Radio Project, we love to highlight the Pacific Northwest music scene. And we’re proud to say we play a local artist or band every fifteen minutes – that’s exciting!

Nonetheless, there’s plenty going on beyond our bubble…a … Continue Reading

Fall is here, and that means the rainy season is on its way.

Are you in the market for fresh, new music that uplifts you no matter what the weather’s doing?

Look no further than Ayla Nero’s latest.

Released in Continue Reading

Iceland’s Indie pop-rock Of Monsters and Men (OMAM) delivered a stunning performance Friday before a full house in Troutdale.

Promoting new album “Fever Dream,” the five-member band played at McMenamins Edgefield. An impeccable setlist was nicely divided between old and … Continue Reading

Possibly the most overlooked album this year comes not from a singular artist or band, but by way of a soundtrack.

Released last spring, the film “Echo of the Canyon” shined a spotlight on the mid-sixties Laurel Canyon, California, music … Continue Reading

Looking for fresh, new musical horizons? Tired of the “same-old, same-old” your local radio stations play?

Here’s an idea. Go out of your way to find women-led bands. There are boatloads of excellent music acts led by women, many yet … Continue Reading

Talented British synth pop band Bastille returned with their new “Doom Days” last month, and it’s a keeper.

It’s a concept album of sorts, says frontman Dan Smith. All of its tracks explore the theme of going out … Continue Reading

Two years after their “Who’s Gonna Save Us Now” debut EP, Australian alt-rockers Crystal Cities return this month with a full studio album.

Under the Cold Light of the Moon” shows great promise for the 4-member Indie-pop-rock group … Continue Reading

The Silver Snails are a band on a mission: to open hearts by creating the world’s finest pop rock.

Comprised of lead singer Lucas Ward and his wife Elisa Fantini, the pair are gifted at fashioning contemporary pop rock. Based … Continue Reading

Currently touring in support of their newest “Open Seas” release, Portland’s The Resolectrics are a rock and soul power trio you’ll want to catch live.

What’s their specialty? Exploring roots-music landscapes via layered harmonies, multi-tonal guitar tracks and ambitious arrangements.Continue Reading

Ace blues musician Hamish Anderson is a very busy guy these days.

Last year, he was named one of Total Guitar’s Top 10 New Guitarists. 

And, this year – having just finished his new, superb “Out of My Head” release Continue Reading