portland bands

Animal Eyes

Before Animal Eyes releases their new album May 12 at Mississippi Studios, we sat down to discuss the band’s Alaska roots, their marriage-level friendships and whether art-pop is an appropriate descriptor for their sound.


“Portland’s Candace, by way of Minneapolis, will remind you that at least some people aren’t content to let their youth and dreamy ambitions disappear into a box of melancholy memories after 25.”

“Disappear Here” by Tender Age

Our Samantha Lopez reviews the latest from Portland band Tender Age, which recalls the best of ’90s rock.

Video Premiere: “Gravity Wins” by Mothertapes

In all its corroding disorientation, watch the music video premiere for Mothertapes’ “Gravity Wins.”