Two years in the making, Old Wave's self-titled debut is a deceptively intricate record. It may be pop through and through, but each song was revised and reimagined during those years, from inception in the mind of songwriter Adam Brock, to initial arrangement and demos, to contributions from bandmates Amanda Farmer (vox and keys), Abbey Hickman (vox and keys) and Barra Brown (drums). Brock's process is a... read more
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Although 2014 is about to expire, it’s not too late to turn up the volume on these PDX-produced tracks that you may have missed. From Grace Mitchell to Vinnie Dewayne, listen to these potentially...
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