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Album Review: Laura Veirs – Warp and Weft

Portland, Oregon-based singer-songwriter Laura Veirs is perhaps best-known for her melodic and personal songs of romance and adventure. Most recently, she released July Flame in 2010, went on to record a children’s album, and embarked on motherhood, but now she is back with Warp and Weft: an amazing record …



BOTW Interview: Pure Bathing Culture

Moon Tides, the long-awaited debut album from Portland dream-pop duo Pure Bathing Culture, is a record rich in timeless romance and wide-eyed escapism. We caught up with the Vetiver-associated pair – made up of Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille – for a chat about their roots, the



Album Review: Portugal. The Man – Evil Friends

Out of Portland, Oregon, their adopted home from the polar opposite of their native Alaska, Portugal. The Man have not only changed their surroundings, but their sound. From first forming as a post-hardcore under the name of Anatomy of a Ghost, to a new line-up and a new name, …



BOTW Video: The Thermals – ‘Born to Kill’

Earlier this year, our current BOTW – Oregon indie-punk trio The Thermals – entered a remote Portland nature park and shot what’s certainly one of the most grisly, raucous videos we’ve seen all year here at PlanetNotion. Full of toy guns and fake – or at least that’s what we’ve …



Introducing our BOTW: The Thermals

A little over ten years ago, Thermals frontman Hutch Harris entered a small Portland studio by himself and thrashed out 13 slices of visceral, uncompromising lo-fi indie. The resulting record – which cost less than $60 to produce - More Parts per Million was an infinitely loose affair; one dominated …



Introducing: Wampire

The latest signings to Illinois indie mainstay Polyvinyl Records, Oregon two-piece Wampire produce retro-centric, organ-laden psych rock. Don’t let that description fool you though, Wampire put their campier tendencies through a garage-punk blender; one that they clearly forgot to put the lid back on. The result? A splattered mess …