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)

Visit Tender Age @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

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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Helen – ‘Motorcycle’

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Liz Harris (of Grouper) unveiled a new single last week with her side project Helen. It’s only short, but ‘Motorcycle’ points to an exciting debut album, one filled with copious reverb n’ fuzz! The Portland-based band, who originally planned to play thrash metal, will release the record ‘The Original Faces’ on September 4 (via Kranky).

 
Helen – ‘Motorcycle’



Visit Helen @ Kranky.

Drowse – ‘Melt’

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Experimental solo artist Kyle Bates (aka Drowse) is set to deliver his latest album ‘Soon Asleep’ on June 9 via APNEICVOID. The Portland music maker blends drone, noise n’ shoegaze influences into disturbing yet pretty cinematic pieces. ‘Melt’ is a dynamic and interesting listen but is bound to divide listeners. It’s the kind of tune you’re either going to appreciate or not, no fence sitters! Lap it up below…

 
Drowse – ‘Melt’

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Quell – ‘Waves’

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Introducing Quell and their self-titled album featuring the beautiful ambient rocker ‘Waves’. Originally a solo project, Quell is now the work of Tyler Richardson and Hakeem Hashash. There’s some really amazing tunes on this eight track release, ‘Drown’ should please Whirr fans while the latter half of the album diverts into experimental, post rock territory. It sounds like a band finding their feet but with loads of potential.

 
Quell – ‘Waves’

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Appendixes – ‘Burn’ [Video Premiere]

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Here’s our first look at ‘Burn’, the new video from Appendixes. It’s an effortlessly catchy tune, a mix of synth and dream pop that will lodge in your head. *now humming “…please don’t burn my house down”* The Portland-based trio (Eric Sabatino, Beth Ann Morgan and Devin Welch) formed in 2012 after creating David Lynch inspired demos (with the aid of a reel-to-reel). The following year Appendixes gave us ‘Neon Green Fear’, an incredible track (listen here). Fast forward to 2015 and we have the forthcoming EP ‘Everyday Use’ featuring ‘Burn’ and four others. Track & Field are releasing a limited run of cassettes, available from January 24 (pre-order here)! Oregon locals can catch the release show on the same day at The Know with Corey J Brewer and Fog Father (details).

Appendixes – ‘Burn’ [Video Premiere]

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