Category: Song of the Day

Denver – The Way It Is

Denver – “The Way It Is” (Official Music Video) from Mama Bird Recording Co. on Vimeo.

Portland’s country-sweethearts Denver had their first video for “The Way It Is” debut over at Paste this  morning. If you like cowboy boots, dusty bars, bloody lips and members of Blitzen Trapper throwing punches at one another, this video will make you extremely happy.

I’m really excited about this little band called Denver, who released their self-titled LP debut this summer with Mama Bird Recording. Their simplicity, nostalgia, and no-nonsense country vibes are refreshing to me; a taste of Appalachia in the Northwest.

On Wednesday, November 21 Denver is playing at the Doug Fir with Raymond Byron and White Freighters, and Meridian. Tickets are $8. See ya then!

AND AND AND tonight!

And And And – The Joy of Cooking from thing thing thing on Vimeo.

Local favorites And And And are back at it. They’ve got a new 7″ “NO PARTY” coming out soon. I’m obsessed with this song “The Joy of Cooking” and I can’t wait to hear the rest.

And And And is playing TONIGHT at the Star Theater at 10 p.m. (doors are at 8) alongside Mr. Gnome and Eighteen Individual Eyes. Tickets are 10 bucks. See you there?

Sorry for my absence! Perfume Genius as penance.

Dear readers,

You know how I thought I was too busy for blogging back in September? Well, it has been a month since my last post and I am struggling to even do the things I am obligated to do. It is hard work being a newspaperwoman, student, and general decent human being. I hope that you’ll forgive me.

Luckily, music and reporting about music are two of my biggest priorities, and I hereby resolve to be better for you in the coming months. By the end of this week, I promise you a comprehensive show guide for the month of November! Sound good?

For now, I hope you’ll enjoy this Perfume Genius song. Even though this album came out nearly a year ago, I am still obsessed with it as ever. I saw Mike Hadreas perform this past Friday and when he played this song, it brought me to tears. I don’t know how he did it, but he made the Aladdin feel like a glass palace.

And to read a full review of the show, make sure you pick up a copy of The Pioneer Log this Friday!


Menomena – Pique

Wow, what a weekend! If it weren’t for Simone de Beauvoir and my copious amonts of reading, I probably would have seen way more MFNW shows. Oh well! I really enjoyed yesterday’s pdxrx at Mississippi Studios. Not just for the free drinks, but because I am really stoked on Menomena’s new album, Moms, out September 18!

NEW TYPHOON!!! New Typhoon, everyone!

Thank you, thank you THANK YOU FINALLY–New music from Typhoon. Here are some fun facts about me and Typhoon:

-Typhoon were the first and last band I ever saw at Berbati’s Pan (and were one of the last bands to play there!).
-I have seen Typhoon too many times, many times were in the same night, but the best show of theirs I saw was in Boise, Idaho at TreeFort Festival.
-The first time I saw Typhoon, they opened for Avi Buffalo, and they were infinitely better.

This song, “Morton’s Fork,” is what one would expect from them: simple, orchestral, intoxicating. It’s sweet, in the sort of way that has you wanting to sit on your porch in the late sun drinking lemonade or something.

(Maybe that is just me projecting my desires onto this song.)


Lower Dens – Candy

This week has been crazy–between packing up my apartment, moving in to my new house, and spending time with my crazy family, I have had hardly anytime to sleep let alone blog.

Next week I’m headed to my homeland, Maryland, to relax, be a tourist with my West Coast boyfriend, and see people I haven’t seen since January.

So here’s the newest video from Baltimore’s own Lower Dens. Home state pride!