Pregnant

Another band to be on the lookout this Treefort Music Fest. It’s Pregnant from Sacramento, CA. Their latest release is called Duct Tape and it has a very eclectic mix of music; ranging from electronic, to pop, to psychedelic, to experimental. Pregnant is in the same vain of trippy pop music as Animal Collective. I really enjoy the course that they take on Duct Tape. “She Noticed” starts off the album with an awesome psych-rock jam, then it gets more electronic and weird going further. I also really like the tracks “Dead Dog Head” and “How Does it End?”. Really cool stuff from Pregnant, make sure to catch them Wednesday eve at Neurolux.

Swim Camp

Here’s another band not to miss at Treefort Music Fest this year. It’s Swim Camp from Philadelphia, PA. Their latest release is called SCUBA. Swim Camp has an awesome indie-rock sound to them. A real good mix of grunge, pop, and heavy vocals make up the majority of songs for Swim Camp. The album SCUBA is really well laid out, the progression of the songs goes from bright to darker, then back again. Highly recommend this to everyone. Make sure you catch them Friday night at Treefort Music Fest.

Acid Tongue

Hi everyone, we are still here (barely) with a bunch of new indie music. Treefort Music Fest 7 is coming up in just under a month. So we are going to start featuring bands that you should see there, and also just listen to in general.
First band out of many is Acid Tongue from Brooklyn, NY. They have a great sound with a mixture of pop, grunge, and indie-rock. Acid Tongue’s latest release is their debut album called Babies. The song-writing is on point and the guitar licks are excellent, and though the lyrics are sometimes lacking in originality, that is definitely part of the charm of Acid Tongue. My favorite track is “Humpty Dumpty”, it’s super catchy! They have a bunch of tour date through April on the West Coast, and be sure to check Acid Tongue at Grainey’s Basement on Saturday night at Treefort Music Fest.

Heaters

New album from Michigan rockers Heaters. The new one is called Matterhorn. Heaters has an excellent swirling sound of guitars, keys, bass, drums, and vocals. Matterhorn is a fantastic psych-rock soundscape that seems like it belongs in the ever-changing season of Autumn. I love how the vocals get really layered and distorted by each other. The guitars are another really well done part in the sound of the new album. The way they layer the guitars makes for that drone-y type of psych-rock, it’s really excellent. The song writing is great too, each song gets wrapped up in itself and the album as a whole. When Matterhorn ends it’s kinda of like, is that the end? I could listen to it over and over, and not get tired of it. Matterhorn by Heaters is a fantastic piece of psych-rock that can be enjoyed by all.

Reptaliens FM-2030

New music from local Portland band Reptaliens. The new album is called FM-2030 and it is made up of dreamy psych-pop sounds. The debut album is a wonderful piece of synthesizers and bass lines with breathy vocals. FM-2030 has a kind of sound that could be from the future radio for sure, I really enjoy how all the tracks flow together to make this album. My favorite tracks are “If You Want”, “666bus”, and “Satan’s Song”. The whole album feels almost effortless, just really well put together and it is so nice to listen to. Reptaliens are a great band to see live and to put on the record player. They’ll be playing Holocene on November 1st and the Wonder Ballroom on New Year’s Eve, don’t miss them!