PDX Pop RAWR!
As much a sure sign of summer's approach as the sun and warmth Portland's been basking in lately, PDX Pop Now! has lifted the curtain on their ninth annual compilation. Once again, it looks to be a diverse and exciting collection (41 tracks) spread over the two discs (sorry, no cassettes yet again this year). That includes more well known quantities (M. Ward, Y La Bamba, AU, Radiation City, Tu Fawning), current up and coming buzz acts (Pure Bathing Culture, Wild Ones, Onuinu) and unknown wild cards that often prove to be the real revelations (Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Lost Lander last year, anybody?).
An artist who already sounds like she might belong in that last category is 16 year-old MC Rose, who's also scheduled to play the compilation release show June 7th at Holocene (ain't no big thing). It's already clear that Rose isn't messing around, but then she starts dropping lines like "half a y'all ain't got half of a clue" in her "Ride for My City" included on the comp and it's clear she just might be going places.
Speaking of that release show, it's a doozy. Along with Rose, it's Sun Angle, Wild Ones, Hollywood Tans and DJ Porsche Cayenne at Holocene, 7:30 and ALL-AGES. As usual, the price of admission also scores you a hot off the presses copy of the compilation, the full tracklist for which is as follows.
2012 PDX Pop Now! Compilation
1- Watch The Show - M. Ward
2- It's Real - Wild Ones
3- Super Blues - Archers
4- Soul Damage - Sex Life
5- The Last Four Years - The Ocean Floor
6- Cool California - Youthbitch
7- Live @ Pioneer Square - Cloudy October
8- Call It Done - Brooke Parrott
9- Garage & Grace - Trio Subtonic
10- Hug Me - Jeffrey Jerusalem
11- Wastoids - Big Black Cloud
12- Happy Ghosts - Pardee Shorts
13- Bendito - Y La Bamba
14- We Got It Good - Charts
15- While We While - Palmas
16- Munde Ba Be Mali La - Dusu Mali Band
17- Modern Cinderella - The CRY!
18- Glass Watch - Like A Villain
19- Happy Home - Onuinu
20- Middle Of The Riddle - White Orange
21- Golden Age - Future Historians
1- PortlandtownUSA - Pancake Breakfast
2- Get Alive - AU
3- Ride For My City - Rose
4- I Wanna Do (What You Wanna Do) - Federer
5- The Wanderer - Sons of Huns
6- Secret Language - Boyscout Discovery
7- Timesnakes - Sun Angle
8- Arrows - Grandparents
9- Gentle Friend - MY BODY
10- Fathers Day - Neal Morgan
11- Wish I Could Love - Hollywood Tans
12- Winter Blind - Radiation City
13- Abigail iii - Lynnae Gryffin
14- Introduction - Luck One & Dekk
15- When You're Somewhere (You Ought To Be There) - Mark McGuire
16- Ivory Coast - Pure Bathing Culture
17- It's Just The Beginning - Smegma
18- Dead Maester's Tongue - Blood Beach
19- Anchor - Tu Fawning
20- Warm In The Winter - Glass Candy
No, your uncle's bar band didn't make the cut again. Sorry.
The big drum-up to the PDX Pop Now! festival begins about now, too-- that's July 20-22 at Refuge with a lineup to be announced in the coming weeks.
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