From London and hoping for a warm welcome from the American rock scene comes 4-member indie band Narrow Plains. Their self-titled recently released album boasts 13 great tracks; Portland Radio Project has already added 2 to our playlist.

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The year’s already half over and it seems like a fitting time to take stock of new music released so far.

Among the year’s highlights: in April The Lumineers released their fabulous second full-length album “Cleopatra” while Radiohead’s stellar “A … Continue Reading

Indie Rock’s stalwart “Band of Horses” is back with what may be their choicest effort yet.  “Why Are You O.K.,” their fifth studio album, offers an exceptional collection of melodic tracks sure to boost an already strong fan-following.

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Portland Radio Project added new track “Suckers of the World” by Indie Power Pop Rockers “Highchair Kings” to our playlist this week. This fierce 3-member band from Minneapolis deserve accolades for keeping the spirit of old-fashioned American rock alive within … Continue Reading

American blues icon Bonnie Raitt performed before a packed house Sunday night at Portland’s Keller auditorium, delivering an impeccable 2-hour performance fans will likely recall for years. The stellar performer and 10 Grammy award-winner delivered what her fans come back … Continue Reading

If you’re in the mood for new music that energizes and enthralls, look for Quilt’s new “Plaza.” The third studio album from the 4-member Indie/psych/folk band, their new release shimmers and shines with enough substance to score with both fans … Continue Reading

Never heard of Marc Carroll? Given he’s an exceptionally talented musician who’s paid his dues and has 7 albums under his belt, we think it’s high time everyone knew his name.

The 44 year-old alt-rock musician who hails from Ireland … Continue Reading

It was a busy, bright and promising year for good music – both from perennial favorites and new and emerging artists. Whether you’re curious to see if your favorite act is on our list or in the market for some Continue Reading

Little May are a band that merits attention for compelling songwriting and serene vocals amid striking arrangements. Their new Indie Rock  For the Company” – their first full-length studio album – succeeds in demonstrating their many talents.

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Up-and-coming blues/rock musician Hamish Anderson has been on PRP’s playlist about a year now. With 2 EP’s under his belt, the exceptionally talented Aussie toured extensively this year, performing at SXSW and playing shows up and down the west coast … Continue Reading

Continuing in the vein of his previous releases, rock singer-songwriter Kurt Vile’s new “B’lieve I’m Goin Down” satisfies with sincere and unpretentious vocals, compelling song arrangements and ponderous, intricate guitar passages.

The sixth studio album for Vile – a founding … Continue Reading

In the market for new music? Lend an ear to London’s Indie-pop band Victory Kicks and their latest release “High Wires.”

Victory Kicks is an even blend of synth-pop and rock – their lead singer John Sibley might sum it … Continue Reading

Tame Impala has been making music since 2007, and while hit singles “Feel Like We Only Go Backwards” and “Elephant” garnered them well-deserved radio airplay, they haven’t exactly been household names in the music industry.

That’s all changing with their … Continue Reading

I first saw The Barr Brothers at a Eugene show where they opened for Austin, Texas rock-blues musician Shakey Graves. Playing a short but impressive setlist spotlighting tracks from their “Sleeping Operator” release and their new EP, their easygoing, highly … Continue Reading

American indie band Lord Huron’s new “Strange Trails” is a smooth, full, vibrant release boasting 14 tracks to keep in your pocket while walking life’s backroads.

The new album opens on the melancholy but solid notes of “Love Like Ghosts,” … Continue Reading

“The main reason for this blog is to say a huge thank you to every person who has supported our third album and helped it to reach number 31 in the UK album charts.”  

So reads the latest blog post … Continue Reading

Released last year, “Listen” by Great Britain’s pop champions The Kooks is such an enjoyable compilation of pleasing musical moments we think it merits a slightly tardy – but very hearty, recommendation.

The Kooks are well-loved for their skillful blending … Continue Reading

We at PRP recently gave a thumbs up to the dreamy music of Australian blues guitarist Hamish Anderson . This month, from Sydney Australia, we’re delighted to bring you news about music of another genre, that of Little May. … Continue Reading

Mbrascatu’s, Andrea Algieri, Dylan Dean, and John Sabestinas paid a visit to the Portland Radio Project studio Monday morning to play a few tunes, talk about the band, and tell us about their album release party at Mississippi Studios on … Continue Reading

Top Ten Albums of 2014

If you listen regularly to Portland Radio Project you’re well-familiar with the station’s attention to details – particularly when it comes to music and musicians.  Are you making holiday gift lists for friends, or has your special someone asked you … Continue Reading