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Diggin’ This: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Layla” (Jagjaguwar)

  It’s officially UMO szn.       Very excited for Unknown Mortal Orchestra aka the Portland, Oregon-residing, Hawaiian-New Zealand artist Ruban Nielson‘s new album.      “Layla” is the second single to… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: FFFACTS – “Lonely” (Fresh Selects)

  A mid-tempo nu-soul 2-step skip.       “Lonely” is my favorite song to date from Brooklyn’s FFFACTS, a trio comprised of Soul Clap’s David Marston, Dan Izco, and Mirror Gazer’s Dorian… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kennebec ft Samuel T. Herring – “Leaving The Canyons” (Night Time Stories)

  A pastoral, flute-imbued track that features the Future Islands frontman.       “Leaving the Canyons” is the latest single from the Portland, Oregon producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Eric Phillips aka Kennebec.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Weekend Run”

  I mean, he’s pretty much a Known Mortal Orchestra at this point.       Portland, Oregon-via-New Zealand’s Ruban Nielson aka Unknown Mortal Orchestra returns with “Weekend Run,” an airy ode to… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: quickly, quickly – “Everything is Different (To Me)” (Ghostly)

  20-year-old songwriter, musician, and producer Graham Jonson, otherwise known as quickly, quickly, wrote “Everything is Different (To Me)” after recently relocating from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon.       Blending acoustic… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Royce Wood Junior – “Slush” (Fresh Selects)

  Plush and slushy digital funk from London’s Royce Wood Jr that features vocals from none other than Jamie Woon among some delightfully squelchy synths and a Ginuwinely genius bass line.      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Lost Horizons (Simon Raymonde of Cocteau Twins & Richie Thomas of Dif Juz) ft Ural Thomas – “In Quiet Moments” (Official Video) (Bella Union)

  Too beautiful.       Richie Thomas of Dif Juz and Simon Raymonde of the Cocteau Twins met when they were signed to 4AD in the 1980s.   In 2017, after not… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Golden Daze – “Amber” (Autumn Tone Records)

  Dazed and golden.       Los Angeles-via-Portland-via the Midwest duo Ben Schwab and Jacob Loeb are Golden Daze. “Amber,” my favorite song from their new album, Simpatico, is a dreamy, lighter-than-air folk concoction… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Top 100 Tracks of 2018

  Music of 2018, you were very, very, very good to us.         Here are my favorite one hundred tracks from this year.     100. Kali Uchis ft Tyler,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Shadowgraphs – “Before the Time” (Golden Brown Records)

  Best listened to while turning in circles, head and hands raised to a better future.       I’m very completely feeling this neo-psychedelic nugget from Portland, Oregon band Shadowgraphs.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-Love” (Official Video)

  The last time I wrote about Portland, Oregon-via-New Zealand lo-fi psychedelic-indie-soul outfit and band-name-you-would-probably-find-somewhere-in-an-anime-movie Unknown Mortal Orchestra was back when they covered Lindstrom’s spacey and disco-y “Rà-àkõ-st.,” which was and still is amazing in every… Continue reading

Alias ft Therese Workman – “Indiiggo” (Free Download)

  It is a joy to hear the weird and wonderful new sounds that emanate from the Anticon label.   South Portland, Maine artist and Anticon co-founder Brendon Whitney aka Alias‘ new track “Indiggo”… Continue reading

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Rà-àkõ-st” (Lindstrøm Cover)

After Lindstrøm recently remixed the band’s “Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark),” New Zealand-via-Portland’s U.M.O. return the favor by reworking the Norwegian producer’s U.F.O. disco audio into a grainy, warped, psychedelic 1970s TV… Continue reading

Reva DeVito & Roane Namuh – “Frozen” (Official Video)

PDX got soul.   Seems like dating in Portland must involve at least one walk through a forest (at 2:11) and one half-finished-barely-started soapbox derby racer (at 2:18).  

Kids Reenact Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” Video

James Winters is a film-maker and dad from Portland, Oregon. He combines both roles in this reenactment of the Beasties’ “Sabotage” vid below.   “Bake ’em away, toys.“