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The Drainage | March 21, 2018

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About: J. Simpson

Posts By J. Simpson

[Video Premier] Get A First Person Look At Portland’s Music Scene With RedRay Frazier’s “Blood In The Water”!

December 4, 2015 |

Portland has changed so much in the past 5 years, it’s practically unrecognizable. High rises and apartment complexes are springing up all around town, while people who’ve lived here for generations are pushed out into the margins of the suburbs … Read More

The Casket Girls/Stardeaths & White Dwarfs – What Keeps You Up At Night split (Record Store Day release)

November 30, 2015 |

Savannah, GA.’s The Casket Girls are sending you a postcard from The Land Of Dreams & The Country Of Endless night on What Keeps You Up At Night, a limited edition release for Record Store Day: Black Friday. This time, … Read More

Black Moth Super Rainbow – Seefu Lilac

November 25, 2015 |

When Tobacco – Philadelphia native Tom Fec – set out to make Black Mother Super Rainbow’s last record, 2012’s Cobra Juicy – he was in a bit of a bind. BMSR had settled into a predictable sound of melted, blurry … Read More

New Music: Stream Dean Blunt’s UK2UK Mixtape, featuring Arca!

November 19, 2015 |

Mixtapes are the beating heart of hip-hop culture, where artists go to sketch ideas, get beefs off their chest, screw around, think, have fun, and prep for their next game-changing major LP.

For those that are serious about hip-hop … Read More

New Music: Jane Weaver/Tender Prey – Pleasure Pain Principle b/w Time Will Steal

November 2, 2015 |

Exciting things have been happening in the world of psych-soaked cosmic pop ‘n roll on the other side of the Atlantic. A whole new generation of sonic visionaries have been twisting and warping garage guitars and funky backbeats into … Read More

New Music: Jake And Elizabeth – It Came From Gowanus

October 28, 2015 |

Folk horror meets shoegaze and dream pop! Yes, please!

New York can seem like another planet, the high pressure business capital of North America with punk rock roots that increasingly seem like a distant memory. Given the cost of … Read More

Exploring The Soul Of San Francisco: Freex – Love Revolution review

October 9, 2015 |

If Lana Del Rey’s Honeymoon is the sound of the past, present, and future of Los Angeles, Love Revolution is an exploration of the psychic soundscape of San Fransisco of the last 100 years.

San Francisco has always represented … Read More

VIDEO PREMIERE: EagleWolfSnake Paint The Void With “Empty Weather”

October 2, 2015 |

Loss can be crippling. And yet we all go through it, but deal with it in different ways.

San Fransisco’s EagleWolfSnake cope with bright, bold, catchy melodies and insanely lurid colors.


  “Empty Weather” is an abstract … Read More

Kolidescopes Remember The Summer On New Single “Back To You”

September 29, 2015 |

Summertime seems to bring with it a sense of freedom and possibility, no matter how old you are. The days are long, the sun is strong, the air is sweet. People are vacationing, taking long roadtrips to places they’ve … Read More

The Sound Of Disappearing Portland: Blind Lovejoy – Laughing Horse review

September 26, 2015 |

Portland’s Blind Lovejoy play jangling arty powerpop with math rock precision and punk rock ethos on their self-produced debut, Laughing Horse.

Blind Lovejoy are a true Portland band. Built on the bedrock of the friendship of Noah Johanson and … Read More