Dana Buoy

Another new release from yet another Portland artist, Dana Buoy. Preacher is the new 5 track EP from Dana Buoy. This release comes two years after his full length debut Summer Bodies. Dana Buoy’s new EP is a great power-pop album that starts off with really open melodies and dancey rhythms. His music has a pretty distinct island jam sound to it, that comes through on the track “It’s Alright”. The title track would have to be my favorite track. Dana Buoy will be touring in August in select cities, so be sure to check him out.

Just Lions

Another new release from a Portland band recently is Great. Okay. by Just Lions. This three song EP sounds really good you guys. Just Lions have a great indie-pop-rock sound to them. The thing that stands out the most is the melodies to each song. They are so well written, and really get stuck in your head easily. The only thing negative about it, is that it is too short of an EP. Check out Great. Okay. by Just Lions and download it for free!


Brand new music from local Portlanders Talkative. This album has been a long time coming for this indie psych-rock band. It is called Hot Fruit Barbeque. Talkative has a stoner punk kind of sound, though it is deeper than that. The music is a great blend of experimental noise-rock and psychedelic pop. Hot Fruit Barbeque is a fantastic album and at the very least give it a full listen, then buy the album.

Live: Blitzen Trapper

The 1st of July saw the return of Red Bull Sound Selects to Mississippi Studios. Once again it was a packed show featuring all Portland artists. First to play was Tiburones. A band that we have featured before. They have a great spicy rock sound to them, and though they don’t have anything recorded that I can share, check out the projects they worked on before becoming a band. Death Songs, Y La Bamba.


After Tiburones, Pony Village played next. With a sound that is something like Death Cab and Dinosaur Jr. with a little twang to it, makes for a quick likening. These guys are working on some new material that they are hoping to get recorded this summer so be on the lookout for that.


The headliner for the show was Blitzen Trapper. They put on a pretty good show, though it kinda lost momentum towards the end. But these guys have a great neo-western rock sound.

(All photos by Aaron Rogosin)