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New Track: "Train To Success" (Feat. Jo Kusy) - Brain Clouds

Dark Web frontman, Sims Hardin, dropped a new single, “Train To Success,” under the moniker Brain Clouds. Guided by acoustic guitar, while featuring backing vocals by Jo Kusy, the song sends a compliment to its subject of interest. Admiring from a distance and hoping for a second chance, there’s a delicate, heartfelt simplicity to the musical message. On Monday, February 19, Dark Web is featured on a lineup at The Sound Hole that also includes another of Hardin's projects, Throbbing ChakraLouie Louie, The Caveman, and Nice Guys.

   

Snakeskin releases fuzzy single, plays The Glove 1.26

Snakeskin started off 2018 with the premiere of “Seize,” a mid-paced fuzz rocker that shows songwriter Shanna Polley embracing collaboration with a full band. It’s still following Polley’s previous path, with sprawling song structures letting her detailed lyricism carve a story, but “Seize” has continued her development from bedroom songwriter to searing rocker. The sizzling guitars and thumping drums build a heavy platform for her voice to stand upon as it gains new emphasis and power. You can catch Snakeskin at The Glove on January 26th alongside Bueno, Milk Dick, and Spowder. – Cameron Carr

   

A jazzy sendoff for Coco Columbia tonight

Portland is losing another one to the brighter skies of Los Angeles, and that one happens to be chaotic pop songstress Coco Columbia.

Since her debut in 2014, Coco Columbia quickly won over hearts with her perfectly crafted concoction of dreamy indie, jazz and electronic pop. It's why she was voted one of our top artists back in 2015 and has continued to end up on numerous lists as considerably one of the more eclectic artists in town. 

Those that have grown used to catching Coco Columbia's sets locally will be a bit blue at the news that tonight, she and her current band are playing their last Portland show before her big relocation to LA. Playing alongside Coco at Mississippi Studios will be one of the Deli Portland's other "best" acts LiquidLight and Childspeak, coming up from Eugene. There's no doubt that she'll be back for more sets in the future, but be sure to come out to get enough of her poppy jazz fix to tide you over.

   

New Young Pilgrims Album Available for Streaming & Download

The trio of Young Pilgrims recently shared its sophomore record Anhedonia. The album spills over with jangly emotive rock; however, in contrast to its title, those bursts of illuminating exposure are quite pleasant. After all, everyone screws up, or shuts down from time to time, hearing a relatable message might just help to pick you up off the floor.

   

Faiyaz & the Wasted Chances - New Tunes, Rockin' Horseshoe 02.06

Ahead of their new album due out early 2018, Faiyaz and the Wasted Chances have released a pair of singles. “Breakfast In Bed” is a quick lo-fi rocker with really catchy guitar over a thumping rhythm section. The tune has some great slacker rock qualities to it and the vocals contain some Joe Strummer vibes as well.  “Spilt Milk” is the second tune of the split single and is a bit more hectic than the first track. A real banger live I would imagine. Two breakfast tunes to get your year started courtesy of Faiyaz and the Wasted Chances.  They will be playing the Horseshoe Tavern on February 6th. – Kris Gies