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Jam of the Day |WATERS – O Holy Break Of Day

Talk about songs that surprise the hell out of you! WATERS, the new project from former Port O’Brien front man Van Pierszalowski, has revealed a brand new track, “O Holy Break of Day,” from his forthcoming album Out in the Light, and Jesus H. Christ, it freaking rules. Mixing fuzzy, pealing guitars and crashing drums … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Grouplove – Colours

L.A. quintet Grouplove has been creating a buzz fueled by their rollicking live shows while opening for Florence and The Machine, Cold War Kids, and most recently SIC favorite, Foster The People. The group met somewhat coincidentally in Greece, then reunited in California to record the raucous tunes that would become their 2011 eponymous EP. … Read more

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Jam of the Day | AgesandAges – So So Freely

Photo by Alicia J. Rose I rather adore that the bio for Portland’s seven-piece (yes, count ’em, seven), AgesandAges suggests that “church words” are the best way to describe its music. In fact, that same bio assures us that AgesandAges is not a cult. Good to know. Yet, I do get the comparison. The collective’s … Read more

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New Port O’Brien Video for “Leap Year”

FACT: Port O’Brien put out one of the best albums of 2009, threadbare. FACT: if you haven’t listened to it, you are missing out. Here’s the new music video for “Leap Year,” directed by Ben Chappell and Aaron Brown of Focus Creeps (Cass McCombs, Girls, Cold Cave). My other faves off threadbare include “My Will … Read more