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.

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!

Close Encounter

Close Encounter is a new band from Seattle. They just released a 7-track EP called First Light. The EP is so groovy and catchy, I can’t stop listening to it. Driving beats, dizzying synths, and well-written guitar parts all make up the excellent song writing that Close Encounter has. I really like how the sound is on the darker side of shoegaze, but still has that super groovy bass line and guitar riffs. You get a feel of the album as soon as the opening notes of “Lumina” hit your ears. Overall, First Light by Close Encounter is a fantastic album with plenty of indie-soul, dream-pop, and shoegaze. Tell your friends!