Floating Room

Floating Room

Sinless, Mini Blinds

Wed Jun 14

8:30 pm

$7.00 - $8.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Joins us for an awesome local shoegaze-tinged indie pop line-up. Single release show for Sinless!

Floating Room
Floating Room
"Portland’s Floating Room is a band led by Maya Stoner and Kyle Bates that specializes in emotive, beat-laden indie rock made all the more intimate-sounding by virtue its writing and recording sessions largely take place in Stoner’s bedroom. [...] The album title is a nod to the Pacific Northwest’s notoriously overcast weather but the expansive, contrasting moods and dreamy atmospheres of its songs more closely recall the old expression that “even dark clouds have silver linings.”" -She Shreds

"Portland lovers Kyle Bates (Drowse) and Maya Stoner (Sabonis) are the founders of Floating Room, a noise-rock band also featuring bassist Alec Van Staveren. On debut album sunless, the group contemplates the dissolution of a relationship and the creation of another. Their newest single “Fun” is a bit of a misnomer: Stoner’s vocals are haunting and faded like an echo in an empty mansion, relenting, “Oh my heart is continuously breaking, I use to think that this was mine for the taking.”" -Stereogum

"Whether it's the existentialism and fear of Red House Painters [or] the quiet isolation of Slint [...] Floating Room more than captures these feelings.
sunless is an experiential album that deserves to be heard in full."-CLRVYNT

"Floating Room’s self-described “gray pop” brings grace and order to distorted noise compositions, which sometimes eclipse Stoner’s hushed lyrics like passing storms. Each song sounds like it’s backed by a wild pack of guitars—some riffs hum warmly, while others thunder and drone over Bates’ samples, which include dog whimpers and wind chimes. The result is arresting."-Portland Mercury
Sinless
Combining the effortless pop sensibilities of 60’s sunshine pop and acid tinged jangle with the yearning of a 90’s mixtape, Sinless have made the soundtrack to hazy memories of your first crush.

The four-song EP ‘Melodie’ is the bedroom production of Cor Allen. Soul-searching after the end of a relationship and a band, he found peace playing harmonium for a spiritual Guru. The Guru once said “everyone is sinless in their true nature” and it resonated.

Cor rounded up borrowed gear, cheap synthesizers, and guitars inherited from his late father. He painted the sounds of his classic pop songwriting influences to record for the first time on his own. The result was eight songs glowing with earworm melodies and analogue warmth.

Once finishing recording and needing a fresh start, Cor left his bedroom in Pittsburgh, PA with a car full of music gear to start Sinless in the band-mecca of Portland, OR. Cor got his musical start in Portland playing lead guitar for Portland psych-folk wizard Jackson Boone until Sinless was fully formed.

The band features members Pete Bosack, who mixed and mastered both of the Sinless EP’s, on bass (also of Mothertapes and Loch Lomond), John Walsh (formerly Palace Fiction) on guitar and synth, Lynn Nicholson (also of Land of the Living and Chanterelles) on drums, and John Goforth on keyboards.

Sinless will follow up the 2015 ‘Ethereality’ EP with the ‘Melodie’ EP, released on Curly Cassettes in October 2016. The band are also nearly finished with their debut album produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Riley Geare (Cat Hoch, Jackson Boone) featuring 11 new songs.
Mini Blinds
Mini Blinds embodies the bouncy swaying feeling of 60’s pop with a dash of 80s synth pop aesthetic. Mini Blinds was formed in Portland, Oregon in late 2015, the duo consists of Beth Ann Dear and Devin Welch, whom have grown up in the Pacific Northwest and have participated in it’s booming music scene for many years. They both take many roles in the project layering reverbed guitars, cutting bass and sprinkles of synth sounds over analog drum machines. October 2016 saw their first album release on See My Friends Records.
Venue Information:
Holocene
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214
http://www.holocene.org/