Pop, Rock
Location: Portland

A surprising departure from Northwest-based indie pop, Portland’s TENTS serve up neighborhood nostalgia with a slant. Melancholy is a theme, both musically and lyrically, but the music doesn’t dwell on pain. Thick harmonies and bouncy grooves float the listener towards jubilance. “Many bands aim to find the perfect balance of pensive sadness and jubilant optimism, but TENTS is one of the very few that can actually claim they've succeeded. Medicine is delightful, offering listeners a collection as thoughtful as it is delightful,” The 405 says. For fans of Death Cab for Cutie, Stars, Broken Social Scene and Rilo Kiley, Medicine is out now on Badman Recording Co.