Posted by: Johnny Loftus on July 10, 2008 at 11:00 am

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Helio Sequence, “Keep Your Eyes Ahead” (Sub Pop, 2008)

Helio Sequence don’t get enough credit. These dudes have been making solidly melodic and even experimental indie rock four five albums now, and they can play on a mobile stage all over the city of Portland way better than their competitors. That’s just a fact, and this clip proves it. Light-up drum kit owns. — Johnny Loftus

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Posted by: Johnny Loftus on June 25, 2008 at 9:00 am

Au, Verbs (Aagoo)

Listen: “RR vs. D”

Portland strikes again. The Pacific Northwest burg just keeps coming up in the conversation, to the point that you’ll expect upon a visit to find Isaac Brock greeting you at the airport, S. Malkmus to be mayor, and the Thermals to give you a guided tour of the thriving indie rock landscape. Au would be featured on such a tour. Led by Luke Wyland, the experimental collective revels in the sort of sprawling, meandering mess of Read more

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