portland bands

New Move

Portland’s New Move has opened up its self-titled album to reinterpretation from a slew of Portland artists, for release in late January. Read our interview with the band here.


Sinless celebrates the release of its new EP this Sunday at Holocene. This month, we catch up with the band’s singer and songwriter Cor Allen to discuss moving to Portland on a lark and how he overcame anxiety in a new music scene.

“Phone Home” by Genders

The Portland quartet Genders has burst back to life with the captivating and atmospheric new record “Phone Home.”


Portland’s Genders releases its new album Saturday at Mississippi Studios. In the month’s local feature, Maggie May Morris and Stephen Leisy discuss their developing process of culling albums, finding a sweet spot when touring and the social justice potential and blindspots of the Portland music community.

“Light Years” by WL

WL’s “Light Years” is out now on X-Ray Records. Our Tyler Sanford says it “offers explorations of the human condition, traversing territories between sorrow and serenity.”

“Air Signs” by Mini Blinds

Out this month on See My Friends Records, the debut EP from Portland’s Mini Blinds relishes in its simplicity.

Video Premiere: “Racktom Disaster” by RILLA

Have you partaken in Portland’s one-day “spirit animal rentals”? Just know there’s a lot of havoc and lifeless eyes involved. Watch the premiere of RILLA’s “Racktom Disaster” video here.


In this month’s local feature, the central duo of bed. — Alex and Sierra Haager — discuss finding a drummer, their new album and an ill-fated, impulse move to Eugene. Their new album “Klickitat” came out last month and you can see them next on July 9 at Mississippi Studios.

“No Mercy In The Mountain” by Thanks

Charles Trowbridge reviews the latest record from Portland’s Thanks, ripe with oddity, power and darkness. Thanks releases “No Mercy In The Mountain” on Saturday, July 2 at Mississippi Studios.

“Full Of It” by Summer Cannibals

Portland’s own Summer Cannibals is in the midst of a national tour for their third and signature new record, “Full Of It,” which comes out Friday, May 27.