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Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose – “Bridge Carols” Out Today, Dates.

Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose - Bridge Carols

Bridge Carols, the new project from Portland, OR friends Laura Gibson and Ethan Rose, takes the listener to a place that exists between the notes and behind the words of modern music. It’s music that feels intimately familiar, timeless; at its heart, quite natural and human.

Bridge Carols began as a conversation of mutual appreciation and curiosity – a shared desire to challenge old ways of working. Ethan had mostly distanced his music from words, while Laura had often felt bound by them.

Discover more, and stream the entire album at Holocene Music or the handsome micro-site bridgecarols.com.

See them live:
February 12, 2010
Portland, Oregon
CD Release at Holocene w/Benoit Pioulard **EARLY SHOW**
March 27, 2010
Boise, Idaho
Visual Arts Collective
March 28, 2010
Salt Lake City, Utah
Slowtrain Records
March 31, 2010
San Francisco, California
Rickshaw Stop
April 01, 2010
Valencia, California
Cal Arts
April 02, 2010
Los Angeles, California
Echo Curio

Rauelsson West Coast Tour

2/11 Portland OR, The Woods
2/12 Pendleton OR, Great Pacific
2/13 Spokane WA, Sunset Junction
2/14 Seattle WA, The Sunset
2/20 Sacramento CA, Luigi’s
2/21 San Francisco CA, Hemlock Tavern

Loch Lomond: Luxury Wafers Session

Hop on over to Luxury Wafers for the latest in live in-studio goodness from Loch Lomond and over the horizon.

Led by Ritchie Young, Loch Lomond from the Pacific Northwest (Portland), has grown from a solo brianchild enjoying contributions from a vast array of friends to a full-time family of six committed bandmembers. Small in stature and grand in humility, Young quietly yet boldy concocts fascinating traipses through forest, wide open spaces, dark alleys and worlds of critters, subtly making a deep hook with his prodigious musical pieces.

Listen to the Exclusive Live Tracks (option/click to download):

Blue Lead Fences [mp3]

Night Bats [mp3]

Spine [mp3]

Wax and Wire [mp3]

Check out a bunch of photos of Loch Lomond’s visit with us HERE.

Loch Lomond – Ghost Of An Earthworm – Luxury Wafers Sessions from Luxury Wafers on Vimeo.

Loch Lomond – Holiday – Luxury Wafers Sessions from Luxury Wafers on Vimeo.

Nick Jaina To Release “A Bird In The Opera House”

A Bird In The Opera House – April 13th

And now with this new record, A Bird In The Opera House. In a way it’s a spring in the opposite direction of A Narrow Way; A carefully crafted studio album. When the band got off of the road last year Nick moved into his friend Local Stuidio engineer Lee Howard’s house having been offered the opportunity to record in the studio he’d been building in the basement.” Nick moved into the little upstairs bedroom and started playing some of the electric guitars lying around the house, which ended up informing the pop-ier electric feel of the album. Later Lee gave Nick an old Kay guitar, the kind that Sears used to sell for fifty bucks and told him to keep it in his room for a week and write five new songs on it. Hence track two’s title, “Another Kay Song”

Nick made this album in the in-between moments, at the times that the studio was otherwise empty, or late at night when Lee wanted to try out a new amp or microphone. It was a gradual process, allowing Nick time to sit up in his room and think about the direction of the songs. To deconstruct them, and put them back together. To live in them without consequence. The result is an intimate album that is positive and upbeat but also rich and dark. It adventures, endeavors, reflects and drifts just like any great story.

Tracklist:

Sebastopol
Another Kay Song
Days In My Room
Sleep Child
I Don’t Believe You
Officer Schoppe
Theresa
Strawberry Man
Semoline
Matrimonial Bed
Asheville
Cincinnati