YOB: Defying Death
Robert Ham - Sep 21, 2020
Doom metal trio YOB finds new life in a brush with mortality.
Witch Mountain: Goin' Through Changes?
Robert Ham - Sep 17, 2020
Two decades in, Witch Mountain's doom metal just can't be ignored.
Labels to Watch: Cavity Search Records and Jackpot Records
Robert Ham, Katey Trnka - May 31, 2019
With decades of experience shining a light on new releases as well as legendary reissues, pay attention to the output from two of our city’s best sonic curators.
Team Dresch Remember Who They Are
Robert Ham - May 24, 2019
The seminal Northwest queercore group is getting the gang back together, without intentions but surely with impact. Team Dresch will re-release their entire catalogue on May 31 via Jealous Butcher...
Labels to Watch: PJCE, Dazzleships, Infinite Companion and Fluff & Gravy Records
Robert Ham, Katey Trnka, Chris Young - Feb 22, 2019
Whether on cassette, vinyl or streaming online, Portland’s best sonic curators provide a diverse snapshot of what our city sounds like—from all sorts of jazz, to authentic singer-songwriters...
Four Portland Record Labels to Watch in 2019
Robin Bacior, Robert Ham, Ryan J. Prado, Chris Young - Dec 14, 2018
Some of the strongest curatorial forces in the Rose City are not bound by the city’s limits. Far-reaching ambitions from the likes of Mama Bird Recording Co., Beacon Sound, Fresh Selects and It’s...
Bringing Accident Prone Records Back to Life with a 4-Way Split [Song Premiere]
Robert Ham - Dec 12, 2017
The dark ambiance of the new-old label's experimental electronic split is provided by House of Low Culture, Daniel Menche, EMS and Caustic Touch—listen to an unforgiving track from her and then...
Side Projects: Dreamboat
Robert Ham - May 5, 2014
Listening to the collaboration between singer-songwriter Ilyas Ahmed and the experimental duo Golden Retriever, comparisons aren’t easy to come by, yet there’s a strange inevitability to the...