Up & Coming
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
Music previews for the week of June 5-11.
HOLOCENE TURNS 10: SHY GIRLS, MAGIC MOUTH, MINDEN, & MORE (Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) See My, What a Busy Week!
HAUSU, INDUSTRIAL PARK, CELLMATE (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) See My, What a Busy Week!, and read our article on Hausu.
BIKE THIEF, DE LA WARR, RARE MONK (Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) On Facebook, Bike Thief say they "officially formed" in January of this year, a claim that gives the enchanting impression that their debut release, the six-song Ghost of Providence, sprang forth spontaneously on January 1, a sonic New Year's miracle. Of course, music this good doesn't arise out of nowhere, or even in a hurry. With its five members and dozen auxiliary contributors, Bike Thief are no lo-fi garage band. The diversity of instruments and the eerie harmonies suggest the swelling chamber pop of more recent Loch Lomond albums. But there is something extra
The Portland Mercury article