Five Indie Bands You'll Love

Much is always being written about Indie musicians and Indie bands, but there are so many great Indie acts out now – especially this year, it seems, it’s harder than ever to keep up. But keep up we shall, and … Continue Reading

Thinking about starting your holiday shopping early, or looking for new tunes to get you through the upcoming rainy season? Search no further than “Hozier,” the self-titled new release from Ireland’s Andrew Hozier-Byrne. These 13 compelling engaging tracks deliver musical … Continue Reading

Two years after their “An Awesome Wave” debut, English indie rock band Alt-J return with “This Is All Yours,” a strange, perplexing, but often beautiful and engaging release that draws on elements of folk, pop, rock and electronica, sometimes within … Continue Reading

JJ Cale

If you haven’t yet purchased a copy of “The Breeze” – Eric Clapton’s album tribute to blues musician JJ Cale released at the end of July – here’s the persuasion you might need. Sure, these 16 tracks are comfortable – … Continue Reading

If you’re in the market for new music that’s both folksy and can kick up some excitement, consider “Animal Dreams” by Seattle-based Americana artist Kate Lynne Logan. PRP’s Contributing Music Enthusiast, Cynthia Orlando, brings us the details. 

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Kodaline

I’m sincerely hoping any diehard Kodaline fans out there forgive the tardiness of this writeup on their new release, “In a Perfect World.” But honestly, some of us over here in the U.S. haven’t heard much about them just yet.… Continue Reading

Beck surrounds himself with musicians who’ve been on some of his most acclaimed projects. Meditative, wistful and, yes, optimistic. And of course, sonically masterful.

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It’s not for “overzealous fitness buffs” warns Tyler about his new record. Not sure what is needed  to get your 5 miles in  when it comes to music on morning runs. But I can promise, Black and White Heart WILL … Continue Reading

coldplay

If you haven’t had time yet to check out Coldplay’s new smash “Ghost Stories” release, here’s a brief synopsis to bring you up to speed on the tracks and the band’s current world tour.

With the recent breakup of Chris … Continue Reading

Ray LaMantagne

American singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne’s new “Supernova” release is a whimsical, oft-times comforting collection of folk-rock tracks that’s far lighter and more accessible than his first four releases. It opens on the rich notes of “Lavender,” a retro, almost 60s-sounding track … Continue Reading

Augustana

If you’re in the mood for new music, solid songwriting and old-fashioned rock n’ roll anthems, lend an ear to Augustana’s “Life Imitating Life” released just this week from Washington Square, their new label.

Concert Alert: Augustana will be at … Continue Reading

Loreena McKennitt

The music of world music artist Loreena McKennitt has been described as lovely, etherial, lush and poetic. A superb storyteller, her songs are often rich with myth and imagery.

Her new “The Journey So Far” gives music connoisseur’s the opportunity … Continue Reading

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

So you say you’ve worn out your copy of Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Well this week, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Sir Elton has released a 4-CD/1-DVD set with newly re-mastered versions … Continue Reading

Isak Dhaaf

Indie music fans searching for great new artists might like to check out this month’s debut release by Seattle-based Iska Dhaaf.

NOTE: The band will be at Portland’s Information Warehouse for a concert on April 9, 2014. Details.… Continue Reading

Broken Bells

Broken Bells “After the Disco” offers up more brilliance from Mercer and Burton

If you’re a Portland Radio Project listener and were a Disco music fan in the 80’s, there’s no doubt Broken Bells‘ new hit single “Holding on … Continue Reading

Rosanne Cash

It’s been five years since her last album “The List,” but Rosanne Cash is back with a new release that puts to rest any possible doubts about her continued relevancy as a highly and finely skilled musician. Let’s just cut … Continue Reading

Jeremy Wilson

Heads up for an incredibly special release party. Former Dharma Bum Jeremy Wilson is releasing his first full-length solo album. It’ll be a full performance of the entire album, “Empty Through Empty Space” and with a stellar cast of players, … Continue Reading

Bruce Springsteen High Hopes

There’s a new Bruce Springsteen album in town. High Hopes is a fresh collection, but think of it more like a mix-tape of Bruce songs: songs he felt could kick up a notch, songs he’s covered by favorite musicians, and … Continue Reading

Best Music of 2013

Another year, another chance to savor the musical highlights. Whether you thought this was a year filled with challenges or one with nothing but peak moments, 2013 left us with lots to be thankful for in terms of music. So … Continue Reading

Bauer

It’s been a mere year since the release of “Sleeping Giant,” but Manchester England’s Bauer is back again with a new set of tracks to get pumped up about.

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