Tuesday was Portland’s first Red Bull Sound Select showcase where three awesome local PDX groups come together and shred the Doug Fir. A mixture of new-wave, post-rock, and doom metal fans RSVP’d for three bucks to see up-and-comers WL, our favorite local dreamcatchers Aan, and the untouchable stoner outfit Red Fang. We snagged our very first interview with Aan to talk about their new album Amor Ad Nauseum out in February.
WL is always a joy in concert. With a sophisticated and stripped down sound, they don’t leave much not to like.
Aan is an ethereal beast. Leadman Bud Wilson works in patches of color and swaths of shimmering light. The powerful songwriting and lo-fi aesthetic recall Modest Mouse, but Aan is more. They’re Portland’s unsung pioneers of pop music for a new dawn. We crave this experimental, vaguely spiritual quality in our music. And Aan gives us this. Their debut album Amor Ad Nauseum comes out February 4th. Listen to their polished up version of Wet & Dripping off Amor Ad Nausium and check out what Aan had to tell Killing Sasquatch about their LP, touring with Smashing Pumpkins, and more.
RED FANG DESTROYS \m/ Period.