Paige Richmond

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  • 6 years ago

    For all the emotions conveyed on Spiral Stairs' debut album, few of them come from the lyrics. Instead it's Scott Kannberg's artful and nuanced use of sounds that create the most impact. Spiral Stairs is Seattleite Kannberg's pseudonym (he's also ...

  • 6 years ago

    Grand Archives' 2008 self-titled debut is all about tension created by crescendos and decrescendos. Echoing drums slowly morph into steady beats; gently plucked guitars rev into heavy strumming. A meandering folk song can turn into rollicking pop ...

  • 6 years ago

    To a nonbeliever—or to those unfamiliar with the evangelical beliefs that defined the first 30 years of David Bazan's life—Curse Your Branches sounds as if it were written by a man who has made up his mind about God. The album is Bazan...

  • 6 years ago

    There's a staccato rhythm surging throughout Intuit, the debut release by Ramona Falls. Which makes sense: The electro-indie project is a solo record by Brent Knopf, the multi-instrumentalist best known as one-third of Portland experimental darlin...

  • 6 years ago

    Everything you want to know about Sleepy Sun is revealed in the band's name. The music is slow and lazy, with a tired—but not bored—quality. It's also bright and buoyant with warm vocals: Singers Bret Constantino and Rachel Williams co...


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