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Whether you’re on the lookout for music to lift your spirits on into the New Year, or making your holiday gift list, a few of us have been poring over the works of 2016’s finest music-makers to help make things Continue Reading

Bauer. If their name sounds familiar you’ve likely been hearing them on PRP – they’re in regular rotation on our playlist. Or perhaps you’ve streamed then on Spotify or seen them on Twitter, where they boast some 65,000 followers.

Formed … Continue Reading

Having already released soaring, cosmic alt-rock bangers “Patch Me Up” and “Great Escape,” California-based Indie/pop/rock The Y Axes are returning soon with new album “Umbra.”

An uplifting sound, surprising rhythms and skilled, tight drumming are the hallmark of this fun … Continue Reading

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

Four years after emerging on rock’s music scene on both sides of the Atlantic, Indie artist Jake Bugg now returns with album three, “On My One.”

British slang for “on my own,” the title track succeeds mightily. It does so … Continue Reading

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

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

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.

The new … Continue Reading

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

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

Canada’s highly popular Half Moon Run kept fans spellbound with with their lovely, lush unique brand of indie rock at Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge Friday night. Playing before a full house, the band performed a stunning setlist of tracks from … 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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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

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

It’s spring, and the creative juices of some well-known artists and bands – as well as those on-the-rise – are flowing. Here’s a quick rundown of new releases that merit a listen.

Forest Blakk

Canadian singer-songwriter Forest Blakk caught our … 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

Portlanders had their turn to experience a full slate of commendable artists as Passport Approved’s current slate of inductees buzzed through town, performing live Friday night at the Rose City’s Doug Fir Lounge. 

Those lucky enough to take in … 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

English Indie rock band Little Comets released an astonishing 3 new Extended Play (EP) recordings last year, the most recent being their splendid, under-the-radar “The Sanguine.” It’s an excellent example of how the most talented bands today find ways to … 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

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