Sheers, an art pop duo fronted by Lily Breshears, coaxes listeners into otherworldly piano riffs and time feels with her memorable melodies and hip-hop grooves played by jazz drummer Grant Pierce. After years of being a backing musician for groups such as Haley Heynderickx and Big Haunt, Breshears sought to combine the thoughtful lyrics and emotional catharsis offered by those songs with the tension-laden music she plays as a classical harpist and pianist. "Depth," the single from Sheers' debut eponymous EP set to be released in September 2016, can be found on the 2016 PDX Pop Now! compilation.
!mindparade is an American experimental pop project originally formed in Bloomington, Indiana. Brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Alex Arnold, the live show and recordings combine artpop, avant-rock, psychedelia, mathrock, post punk, drone/ambient and other genres in explorations of song arc. Arnold is constantly writing and self-producing at his home studio, resulting in albums that feature varied musical personnel and stylistic tendencies. Arnold has also collaborated in studio with musicians such as Diane Coffee and opened for groups such as The Wailers (Bob Marley) and Les Rhinocerous (from John Zorn’s Tzadik label).