3 posts tagged Portland music
In Case You Missed It Over The Weekend…
A friend and I drove to San Francisco over the weekend to visit my old stomping grounds. Of course our road trip wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Harris Ranch (to go pee and buy snacks).
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The Unfound schools Gluttony Is The New Black with some tasty new tunes from Glowbug
Pregaming the Rapture with Ground Is Lava
Pajama People’s track Handmedown will leave you feeling used and abused…and kind of turned on
Watch Will Ferrell tell Zach Galifinakis about managing dance teams, his love of lunch, fresh cherries and then they make out
Your new favorite 8tracks mix: Young Moons, Ghosts + Glittery, Sparkly Things
Sexy new video for Manchester’s Airship
Brian Brissart’s new project Bigcolour got the weekend started with their pop-tastic jam Playing Puzzles
Living in a van down by the river…. by Radiation City
To celebrate my very talented friends, Radiation City signing to Portland label Tender Loving Empire, I decided I would share the other half of Rad City’s story with you, Apes Tapes Records, as well as their current Kickstarter project to support their upcoming tour.
The artist run cassette tape label Apes Tapes, released Rad City’s upcoming record The Hands That Take You on cassette this past February, and for months have been secretly curating some of the finest unknown tunes festering in Portland’s musical underbelly. Just recently, their tape fell into the laps of record label Tender Loving Empire, which they haven’t stopped rewinding and replaying since.
In August of this year, Radiation City will be embarking on a national tour in support of their debut album, The Hands That Take You. They created a Kickstarter to help fund their travels. Rewards for supporting their project include professional landscape design, dinner parties done by a pro, original songs, plus lots of other goodies. Help make this goal happen!
Video courtesy of IntoTheWoods
The Color Of Industry
by Radiation City
album The Hands That Take You
Radiation City The Color Of Industry
Like a first love, Radiation City comes out of nowhere, and goes straight to your core. Giddy shakes and chills come over you as you listen to the opening track “Babies”. You can actually feel the love as Lizzy Ellison’s melodic voice carries you off into a dream you hope to never wake from. Much like a first love, that is now a vintage moment in your closet of memories, opening up the door brings those feelings rushing back like it was just yesterday. Rad City has masterfully achieved a classic feel to their sound, while bringing their own modern twist on what beautiful music should be, all the while never entirely letting you go, long after their record has stopped spinning…
But this record is about much more than making beautiful tunes, it’s about building a community of musicians through their artist run cassette label Apes Tapes comprised of people passionate about their craft, coming together, to create incredible works of art.
One of the most heartfelt and ingeniously devised records you will hear this year, The Hands That Take You drops this fall via Tender Loving Empire.
Here’s to the beginning! Congrats guys!
Photo by Mike Harper