Forces At Play: Visible Cloaks


Holocene’s own sound tech Spencer Doran and bandmate Ryan Carlile make up Portland’s luminary experimental duo Visible Cloaks. Last Friday (2.17), the duo unveiled their second album, Reassemblage, out on RVNG Intl., to immediate acclaim, receiving an 8.7 review and ‘Best New Music’ badge from Pitchfork. Reassemblage by Visible Cloaks Reassemblage delicately balances sounds that are […]

Preview: Self Group’s 7th Birthday Party

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Self Group is a Portland-based DIY record label collective, formed on February 19, 2010 by local multi-instrumentalist and producer Krist Krueger. What started as a full scale booking, marketing and promotional effort for Krueger’s own music, Self Group both expanded to represent the music of his close friends and their various projects, and also contracted […]

Preview: Sama Dams Live at Holocene 2.15


Following last year’s release Comfort In Doubt, Portland’s beloved Sama Dams are set to unveil a pair of new singles, “Mounted on the Wall” and “We Never Met,” with a performance at Holocene on 2.15. The whip-smart trio balance challenging rhythms with savant-like guitar virtuosity, intricate organ and synth textures, and gut-wrenchingly beautiful vocals from […]

Forces At Play: PWRHAUS


One of Portland’s best kept psychedelic secrets, PWRHAUS, led by the elusive Tony Schatz (oka Tonality Star), are coming out of hibernation with a recent west coast tour and a brand new self-titled visual album. On Wednesday, February 8th, they’ll celebrate the release of that album with a performance and screening of the videos at […]

Forces At Play: Barclay Crenshaw


Shedding his distinguished house music alias as Claude VonStroke and unveiling his birth name, Detroit-based producer and Dirtybird label boss Barclay Crenshaw is quickly catapulting in success, again, with a whole new sound. With his debut self-titled album out on Friday (Jan 27), Crenshaw is embarking on a month long tour of the US with […]