Music by local Portland, OR artists The Domestics. Their self-titled full length album was released back in September. The Domestics have a great indie rock-pop sound. The thing that stands out most is their songwriting skills and lyrics. The album is super catchy and full of great songs. It starts with one of my favorites, “American Drag.” The next couple songs are more upbeat, including the love song “Wait Forever.” There is definitely some parallels to The National in The Domestics sound. Most of the second half of the album is a little more melancholy, though they end with “What A Life.” The Domestics are a high recommendation for the fall and winter months ahead, they are also playing Doug Fir Lounge on November 23rd.