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Saturday Night Sounds: Thong - "Cheese Fries"

It's Saturday. It's the eve of a grandiose holiday and instead of thinking about that, we've got our eyes set on the eve of an approaching year and how we're going to celebrate it. When it comes to rowdy sprees of festive exuberance, of course two things come to mind: thongs and cheese fries. Thankfully we can recognize both of them, on New Years Eve, with Thong.

Take to Thong's spacey psych track "Cheese Fries" if you're feeling particularly hungry and/or you're so excited you can't wait for the upcoming Jeff's New Year's Plasma Blast! jamboree, where Thong and 11 other bands are set to dominate the American Legion Post 134 on Alberta.

Until then, we'll be here, thongs and cheese fries in tow.

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Mood Music: VOG - 'Maximum Eyeroll'

There are very few things left after this horrid year that don't cause the most maximum of eyerolls to occur on our faces. One of those things happens to be the quite fiery quartet VOG and their debut demo tape Maximum Eyeroll.

All three songs on VOG's Maximum Eyeroll are done with incredible wit and a punky snark that challenges you not to chuckle a little bit. Their track "Condos" is sarcastically appropriate for obvious reasons and "D.M.Hex" is brilliance packaged in harsh barks.

You can catch VOG playing all these tracks and more TONIGHT at the High Water Mark for their Ghost Ship benefit show with Cockeye and Piss Test. If you can't make it out tonight, dig into Maximum Eyeroll below.

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Visual Vices: Mattress - "Looking For My People"

 A present wrapped in gold that we were able to open early, Mattress's video for "Looking For My People" is another visual gift from director Jay Winebrenner and of course, another aural goodie from Mattress.

The "Looking For My People" video takes a voyeuristic turn, veering the "long winded performance shot" course most music videos typically take by swerving towards mild semblances of David Lynch's Lost Highway. It's everything to be expected and loved from a Mattress and Winebrenner collaboration - awkwardly funny and definitely a little strange.

Have a Mattress Christmas and enjoy the weirdness below. 

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LOCAL PREMIERE: The Pacing Party - "NOTHINGTOSAY"

Alternative music has been a genre placed on the backburner during this era, with lo-fi taking the lead on what's currently most offered in the market. With a wealth of modern artists now taking to outsider genres for elements of difference, a few find themselves somewhat accidentally recreating alternative in ways that are fresh but still properly representing. Newer local solo artist The Pacing Party does alternative in a fairly experimental way. 

Daniel Gardner, the man behind The Pacing Party, blends industrial electronics, 80's style goth pop and indie rock for sound that's fetching to the ear and strangely catchy. The first to come off his debut album Fine, "NOTHINGTOSAY" is satisfyingly reminiscent of both Depeche Mode and Dishwalla - a mix that might sound disjointed but actually works.

"NOTHINGTOSAY" first gained traction through its original downloadable debut on Loud Geek a couple of weeks ago, but is premiering itself locally today.

Fine is due out around February 2017. 

Spreading that Good Holiday Cheer

Good Cheer Records has essentially taken over Portland. The somewhat new label has already given us damn near all of the most poppin acts in the scene right now and thank goodness the label will be giving us the gift of seeing a handful of them live for the holidays.

Originally planned for last week but moved to tomorrow due to weather, Good Cheer's takeover of Holocene consists of two stages and six bands worth of all ages action. Turtlenecked is doing a solo set, current Artist of the Month nominees Alien Boy will take to the stage like they're "At Goth Easter," and Cool American will make our ears dusty with their Dorito pop. A dark heaviness comes our way from Two Moons, but the ultimate noisiness will be coming from the label's breakout stars of the year drowse (who is subbing in for Mayhaw Hoons and the Outsiders) and Floating Room.

Just $7 gets you into the bash, with proceeds going to Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington, an arts-in-education organization.

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