The last day of Music Fest NW was on Sunday and it had a bittersweet end to a very hectic week. All shows were at Pioneer Courthouse Square to close out the festival. The night started with Atlas Genius a four piece alt pop-rock from Australia. Drawing on the same vein as Foster The People, Atlas Genius brings catchy riffs and dancing bass lines through their sound. Check out a couple of tracks from their debut EP below.
Next up was School Of Seven Bells. Their latest album Ghostory was released in February this year. They have a shadowy pop type of sound to them. They put on a good show at the square as people were starting to fill in for the main attraction of the night.
That attraction of course was Silversun Pickups. I’ve been a fan of SSPUs since they came out with the single “Lazy Eye” from Carnavas. Since then they have been evolving their sound into something maybe a little more polished, but still as impacting. They’re one of those bands that no matter when you become a fan, you are happy that they have made it to the stage they are now. For me it’s like watching a young relative grow up so fast. They always put on a fantastic show every time I get to see them, this time was no exception. They played all the hits including a few older songs as well. I’m really excited to see where they go in the future. Check out their debut EP Pikul below, it’s super good.
I want to thank Music Fest NW and Willamette Week for putting on a great music festival. And of course to the bands that all rocked face out there last weekend. I look forward to going next year.
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