Thursday, July 29, 2010

pegasus dream releases debut album at rontoms

As the festivities of PDX Pop Now! wind down Sunday night, August 1st, an unofficial after party will be ramping up at Rontoms with Pegasus Dream celebrating the release of their first album, Painting Pantheons. Playing alongside Astrology (featuring members of Panther and Copy/Atole) and XDS, the gig is free and will showcase the debut of an album that’s been three years in the making from Spokane to Portland.

Since the last time OMN spoke with Pegasus Dream in late April, they’ve returned to their core duo of JT Lindsey (guitars, samples, vox) and Andy Carlson (keys, vox) parting ways with former drummer Mikey Dane, as he moved back to Spokane, but picking up producer/drummer Jeff Bond (Diamond Liars, Asphalt Thieves) as a live drummer at Superfest 2.

Running just over 35 minutes, Painting Pantheons retains the tones of influences like Ratatat but without the droning repetition that can bore; rather Pegasus Dream’s debut manages to remain anchored in a poppy aesthetic but with enough experimentation and reigned in psychedelia to wander and tease the right extremes without taking the plunge.

Read the rest and listen to a new track from Painting Pantheons on OMN.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

menomena : live at music millennium

Portland’s favorite indie, art-rockers Menomena filled every alley, nook, and passageway of a cramped Music Millennium store playing four tracks from their fourth album, Mines, released on July 27th.

Listen to the entire performance on OMN.

Friday, July 23, 2010

q/a : reporter is rearing + ready

The trio of Alberta Poon, Mike McKinnon, and Daniel Grazzini have been making music for a decade. The first seven years were devoted to the evolution of the post-punk, indie rock band Wet Confetti. In 2007, the name changed. Now three years later, the latest transcendental incarnation, Reporter, is finally set to release their second LP, after 2008’s Dust & Stars, under their current moniker.

If you’ve been around Portland’s house parties, warehouses or Holocene during the last years, then much of the suave, synth-ed out, space electro will be familiar. Only the DIY-rockers have finally laid it down permanently in their own studio and labeled it Time Incredible (out on August 10th on CD and double-vinyl via Holocene Music).

Hear a new track from Time Incredible and read the rest on OMN.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

soft metals release debut ep on august 10

Dark, electronic dance makers and Portland mainstay DJs Patricia Furpurse and Ian Hicks will release their first recording, a 12-inch vinyl EP out on the Brooklyn, NY label Captured Tracks, on August 10th.

The EP titled The Cold World Melts features Soft Metals’ first five songs, and the duo will celebrate the release with a party at Holocene on Sunday, August 29th alongside performances from Arohan, Joey Casio, and a DJ set from The Miracles Club.

Read the rest and download a new track on OMN.