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 “New Mutual Benefit release shimmers”
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 “A charismatic and compelling release from Wye Oak”
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 “First Aid Kit’s new album one for your collection”
American Indie Folk-rocker’s Fleet Foxes played a sold-out McMenamin’s Edgefield Saturday, where not even copious forest fire smoke kept fans away.
Fans were rewarded with a seamless show, as the band effortlessly delivered tracks from a setlist evenly split between … Continue Reading “Fleet Foxes dazzles fans in Portland”
Canadian indie band Land of Talk performed at the Doug Fir Lounge on Wednesday, June 28. PRP’s own Don Scheidt recounts the exciting event below:
“It’s been an uphill battle for Land of Talk’s Elizabeth Powell, including the loss … Continue Reading “A Night of Rock with Land of Talk”
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 “Fleet Foxes are back”
Smoking hot, blues-inspired musician Jonah Tolchin deserves a wider audience.
Not only are there no bad tracks on his new folk-rock “Thousand Mile Nights” release, he also journeyed all the way to Alabama to record most of the new release … Continue Reading “New Jonah Tolchin release sizzles”
When Portland-based band Ezra Bell takes the stage, the floor fills up with folks eager to dance. And this was definitely true during the intimate Doug Fir Lounge show on March 16.
Lead singer Ben Wuamett set a playful tone … Continue Reading “Ezra Bell: An Easy Sell”
Lookout, music fans. Americana music icon Gillian Welch’s new “Boots No.1: The Official Revival Bootleg” is an enduring compilation of demos and outtakes from her 20 year-old “Revival” debut.
Released late last year, the two-disc compilation was lovingly shepherded in … Continue Reading ““Boots No.1” a must for music connoisseurs”
Amsterdam-based singer-songwriter Gayle Skidmore performs live this month at Portland’s Landmark Saloon.
The prolific, whimsical songwriter recently relocated from California to Amsterdam, and is touring to support her new album, “The Golden West.”
A gifted artist, Skidmore … Continue Reading “Skidmore’s “The Golden West” is golden”
Acoustic duo Fox and Bones released their full-length album last week, and fans piled into Alberta Street Pub on Feb. 7 to be the first to listen.
The show opened with Laryssa Birdseye’s strong and sincere set. Her original songs … Continue Reading “Fox and Bones’ Album Release Party!”
From Toronto Canada comes Indie folk band Northern Roads and their delightful new “Take Your Time” EP.
Their fun, often reflective tracks create the perfect musical respite from hectic day-to-day life.
“Soaked Parade,” for example, is a gorgeous acoustic-folk daydream … Continue Reading “Canada’s Northern Roads merits a listen”
Amit Erez, from The Secret Sea, stopped by The Portland Playlist Wednesday night for an evening filled with heartfelt, beautiful, and emotional music. Amit is one of the first and most substantial, influential songwriters to emerge in Israel, achieving … Continue Reading “The Portland Playlist welcomes Amit Erez; Israel’s Darling”
Budding American rockers The Wild Feathers return with “Lonely is a Lifetime,” their rousing and fruitful second album.
“Lonely” opens with snappy hit single “Overnight.” Its big guitar sound, catchy chorus and belted-out harmonies will hook you.
If you’re on the quest for new, ear-pleasing sounds that comfort and inspire, look no further than indie folk-pop band Blind Pilot’s new “And Then Like Lions” release.
Central to their sound and appeal are lead singer Israel Nebeker’s captivating … Continue Reading “Blind Pilot triumphs with “Lions””
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.
The enterprising … Continue Reading “Lend an ear to new release from Narrow Plains”
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 “Captivating new release by Quilt”
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 “New Marc Carroll album a triumph”
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 “New Kurt Vile release satisfies”
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 “Barr Brothers “Sleeping Operator” shines”