Climber in-studio, 12-28-10.
Recording by Steven Kray, with assitance from Ted Cutler
Portland indie-electro outfit Climber are one of those rare bands that pull-off the difficult task of finding the right balance between sonic experimentation and catchy pop sensibility. Their latest album, The Mystic, surges ahead from where they left off on 2007's I Dream In Autoplay with a collection of prog-pop gems that reward the repeat listener.
The band stopped by our studios in their brilliantly colored stage garb to play a batch of songs from The Mystic and to discuss the creative process for the record, their lives as school teachers, and avoiding "the middle way".
Videos: Ethan Derner, with Anthony DelCalzo.