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Video Premier: Rio Grands "Liz"

Portland soft-rock studs Rio Grands have a killer new music video for their track “Liz,” from their March, 2014 album A-Z. It’s a loungy, Strokes-meets-Beach Boys song featuring the band playing on a yacht named “The Sun Princess” on the Willamette River. The music pairs very nicely with the imagery, which depicts the timeless tale of unrequited love...and weed. Measure 91 enthusiast and frontman Colin Jenkins explains, “...it's basically about me chasing around a girl, Liz, who's too stoned to notice I'm around.” The video was shot and edited by Josh Spacek and John Denlinger, and features some spots around Portland you probably recognize.
 
Catch Rio Grands live at Holocene on Sunday, Nov. 30th for the non-internet premiere of the video. They will be joined by New Move, who will also be releasing a new single, "Don't Wanna Lose," as well as No Lala featuring members of Minden + Papi Fimbres + Seth Mankowski. Should be a night filled with tasty grooves and very tight arrangements. Also a boat/yacht-themed photo booth.

- Chandler Strutz

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Nature Thief to Release Debut EP 'Moon' 11.19

Ready to take on the cold weather and darkest days of Portland with a debut EP is the mystical wonderland known as Nature Thief. It is a seasonably fitting name seeing how we just got our warmth stolen from us, but what they take from our weather, they give back with a plentiful amount of soulful musicianship that sails along the lines of acoustical psych rock. It is derived in Pacific NW indie-pop but holds a vintage tone in the wallowing melodies and their greatest weapon is something you don’t see too often in these categories, strong lead vocals.

The band came about this past summer and released their first song, “Docks.” A guitar driven ballad style tune with vocalist, Emma Browne’s pipes leading over its soft drive and smooth transitions. This week, they will release their first EP, Moon, featuring four songs that follow the suit of their single and bring a fresh look at a new Portland treat. The release show is slated for this Wednesday the 19th at the Holocene along with Big Haunt and Coma Serfs. 8:30PM; $5

- Colin Hudson

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Preview: PWRHAUS Release 'Magic Spell' 11.17

The reclusive and prolific anonymous composer Tonality*Star is putting out his first full length album backed by a band; he calls this incarnation of the project PWRHAUS. PWRHAUS stays true to the descending pop melodies, ambling pace, and linear songwriting approach typical of Tonality*Star releases, complete with Mr. Star’s classic air, whisper-voice, which bears resemblance to the throaty resonance of vocalists like Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow. However, unlike a Tonality*Star show, at a PWRHAUS show you’re likely to see the stage overloaded with musicians and instruments: guitar, bass drums, piano, sax, even the possibility of a cello. In light of this lineup of instruments, don’t expect the crazy electronic texture pads present in Tonality*Star shows, but instead a more organic and earthy approach to nu-pop. Imagine if his old sound melted itself in a pot with a hunk of ’60s beachy love songs and stirred itself around a bit. PWRHAUS will release their first full length recording, Magic Spell, Monday night at Mississippi Studios. 

To keep with the surreal, meandering indie-pop energy, Lady Lazarus will make an appearance to bolster the lineup. Her music is intimate and minimalist in terms of accompaniment--most songs are just piano and a single voice--but is reinforced with a brilliant wash of reverb that puts its grandiosity level at even with early Grizzly Bear, while the tone curbs and balances this effect with a melancholia that deviates the sound in the direction of Grouper.

- Bryce Woodcock

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Preview: Trumans Water + Octagrape + And And And 11.13

Tomorrow night at Bunk Bar, Trumans Water, a heavy experimental act from the Pacific Northwest, headline a memorable show with tour and release-mates Permanent Makeupand Octagrape with local support from And And And. The out of towners are on tour in support of a brand new compilation cassette, Lotions & Cream, as well as a brand new release of covers by Octogrape titled Major Mayor Maxion Marble. Octagrape have the ability to make you feel anonymous where identity is no longer private. Their sound builds the longer you listen and it's proven to be ideal even for art rock/noise. Permanent Makeup, though less arty and arguably noisier, grasp onto that perfect '90s sound. Local full-time do-gooders, part time musicians And And And jolt their audiences into the mindset of being ready for anything. 9pm. $10.

- Colette Pomerleau


The Shivas Release 'You Know What To Do'

Portland's beloved surf/psych twangsters, The Shivas, are back at it with the release of their fourth LP, You Know What To Do. The Album is already available digitally through their bandcamp page, with physical copies to be released through K Records on CD and Vinyl and Burger Records on Cassette. You Know What To Do is a lenthy 13 tracks, chaulk-full of their steadfast and throwback vocal harmonies, staccato guitar, hand claps, and reverb.

Album opener and title track "You Know What To Do" teases the listener with a brief fourty five seconds of a slowed down surf-meets-the-wild-west intro before paddling full bore into a wave-thrashing speed ball with hints of Thee Oh Sees influence. Appropriately titled tracks "Beach Heads" and "Stroking Off" eminate their obvious influential references of Beach Boys and The Strokes, respectively. A personal favorite on the LP, "Used To Be Cool," boasts one of the coolest surf guitar licks I've ever heard throughout the song's intro, verses and outro. Catch The Shivas official release show for You Know What To Do this Friday night, November 8th, at Bunk Bar along with Jollapin Jasper and Moon By You.

- Travis Leipzig

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