Drowse – ‘Memory’

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Portland’s Kyle Bates (aka Drowse) releases his three track EP ‘Memory Bed’ this week via Native Sound. The hushed collection was inspired by Grouper, Mount Eerie, Velvet Cacoon, and Unwound (which makes a whole lot of sense when you listen to ‘Memory’). Bates is a talented songwriter, recently co-writing two tracks for Miserable’s ‘Uncontrollable’ LP. ‘Memory’ is an intimate and moody listen; it’s under your skin music for late night listening.

 
Drowse – ‘Memory’

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Candy Cigarettes – ‘Selling Price’

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‘Selling Price’ has an immediately likeable psych rockin’ swagger to it, with a vintage sound and some Beatles-esque vocal harmonies to boot! It’s the work of Portland’s Lane Mueller, who just released his self-titled debut album this month. Candy Cigarettes has a mix of feels on offer, it’s a great listen and available for download here.

 
Candy Cigarettes – ‘Selling Price’

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Tender Age – ‘Dream Lover’ (Cover)

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This week Tender Age are hitting the road with Pale Dian and delivering their new EP ‘Disappear Here’. The Portland quintet have also announced a live spot alongside Tamaryn this May and have already started work on a new album (expected this August)! Take a listen to this woozy / slacker recreation of Bobby Darin’s 1959 hit ‘Dream Lover’, the EP is available from March 9 through Sinis Recordings (which follows Tender Age’s brilliant ‘Get High’ single – as below).

 
Tender Age – ‘Dream Lover’ (Cover)

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Candace – ‘New Future’

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Is/Is have changed their name and remerge as Candace, the news comes with fresh dream pop (out this March via Found Object Records). The Portland, Oregon trio (Sarah Rose, Sarah Nienaber, and Mara Appel DesLauriers) have evolved their sound, now raw and honest, starting with aptly titled ‘New Future’.

 
Candace – ‘New Future’

Visit Candace @ Found Object Records.

Tender Age – ‘Get High / Always’

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Portland shoegazers Tender Age pay tribute to early Creation records alumni with their forthcoming 7inch ‘Get High / Always’ (available October 2 via Sinis Recordings). ‘Get High’ is a strong single that wears its influences on its sleeve, and there’s a kaleidoscopic video to match. If Tender Age’s 2014 double tracker ‘Anything / Mirrors‘ didn’t get your attention, I’m sure this will! The five piece (Tauna Leonardo, Bryan Robertson, Elaina Tardif, Nick Ferrucci and Christo­pher Klarer) are set to take their ear bleeding rock n’ roll on the road this month, check out the tour dates below. Their passion for 90s guitar bands is evident, and I think we’re all the better for it! Looking forward to the Tender Age full length, expected in 2016.

 
Tender Age – ‘Get High / Always’

Tender Age Summer/Fall 2015 Tour

09/15 – Portland, OR – The Know
09/16 – Sacramento, CA – Starlite Lounge
09/17 – LA, CA – Ham & Eggs Tavern
09/18 – San Diego, CA – Whistle Stop
09/21 – Carbondale, IL – Ski Haus
09/22 – Memphis, TN – Dork on Madison
09/23 – Austin, TX – Cheer Up Charlie’s
09/24 – San Antonio, TX – Limelight
09/25 – Ft. Worth, TX – Shipping & Receiving
09/26 – Tucson, AZ – The Flycatcher
09/27 – LA, CA – The Echo (Part Time Punks)
09/28 – Arcata, CA – TBA
10/01 – Portland, OR – Dynasty
10/02 – Seattle, WA – Salmon Town
10/03 – Vancouver BC – Horses Records
10/08 – Portland, OR Holocene (KEXP Benefit)

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Appendixes – ‘Persian Rugs’

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Appendixes are back with a fresh EP called ‘Fantasy’, out next week via Track And Field Records! The first single ‘Persian Rugs’ takes their lo-fi dreaminess to new horizons, as premiered via Sound Injections. The Portland-based trio last impressed with their ‘Everyday Use‘ EP back in January.

 
Appendixes – ‘Persian Rugs’

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