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’

Visit Drowse @ Native Sound @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

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’

Visit Candy Cigarettes @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

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)

Visit Tender Age @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

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.