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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

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

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

On the lookout for new tunes that are entertaining, inspiring, uplifting? Music by UK singer-songwriter Andy Ruddy may be just what you’re looking for.

His 2015 “Everything is in Order” debut was an astounding collection of indie folk tracks – … Continue Reading

Once in a blue moon a new song comes along that stops you in your tracks. Such was the case last week when we stumbled upon Color Palette’s new “Sunburn” single on Twitter.

It’s one of two tracks the Washington … Continue Reading

If you’re looking for music that grounds, supports and uplifts, lend an ear to Indie-rock band Brule’.

Based in South Dakota and led by musician / songwriter Paul LaRoche, Brule’s brand of music is evocative and comforting. The band’s unique … Continue Reading

We’re only a few weeks into summer, and already a plethora of talented artists have taken the stage in Portland this season. From local bands to international stars, venues around the metro region are featuring some truly stellar acts. Kirsten Continue Reading

One year ago today a voice from the rock music community fell silent.

Statistics do not look like anything special in black and white, but this new notation was extraordinarily special to the music world. On May 18, 2017, Chris Continue Reading

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

Marches. Protests. Boycotts. Walkouts.

Things being what they are today, it seems like a good time to seek inspiration with a look at the influence of music and musicians in the political landscape.

So…who’s music is making a difference?

Here … Continue Reading

Need a music pick-me-up or pondering your gift list for the holidays?

We at PRP-FM are always looking for the latest & the greatest…here’s a rundown of the year’s music highlights to inspire you!

War on Drugs “A Deeper Understanding”

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The band, Butter was recently on the show to talk about their debut EP and share some never before heard tracks with our listeners. During the show the band talked about the formation of the project and the eclectic influences … Continue Reading

On this episode of the show, I welcomed recording artist Shae Altered to share her stories, influences, and some wonderful insight into her creative process. As you will hear in our playlist, Shae’s influences reflect the dynamic evolution of her … Continue Reading

Before heading out on their 2017 European tour, Mordecai‘s Kate Kilbourne dropped by the show to talk to me about the band’s creative process, influences, and their recently released “It’s Never Enough” LP. Some of the influences … Continue Reading

From the first time I heard Small Million’s “Before the Fall” EP I became an instant fan and have had their music on my personal playlist ever since. The indie synth pop duo comprised of Malachi Graham and … Continue Reading

Just days before the release of their debut record, Falcon Heart joined me to share some stories, influences, and the hard work behind making an album. Falcon Heart’s Catch The Windis a stellar collection of songs ranging from … Continue Reading

One week before releasing his latest LP, Chris Margolin and The Dead Bird Collection dropped by the show to debut the record for our listeners. On this episode of the program, Chris shared the events in his life that helped … Continue Reading