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Laundry met in the University of Oregon dorms in the fall of 2017, and the four of them quickly bonded over a shared interest in the local music scene. Eugene bands like Spiller, Novacane, and the Graduating Class helped the band find gigs at house shows and bars around the college, during which the band began to develop its energetic live performance and collaborative songwriting process. Following the release of their first EP during their freshman year of college, guitarist and singer Kiki Paroissien-Arce suggested the band record at Echohill Studios in Portland with her father Edwin Paroissien. This proved to be a creatively fruitful decision, and their first release with Paroissien as producer, 2019’s Affirmation, found the band modest and unexpected success on streaming services. 2020’s Fast Cars saw the band experiment with more in depth storytelling and increasingly elaborate music videos, while maintaining the dreamy yet energetic Eugene rock sound of the first Echohill Studios album. Laundry had to postpone their 2020 Fast Cars promotional tour for quarantine, but they are writing and rehearsing new music at their home in Eugene where they live with a cat, a dog, and two rats.
Portland indie rock collective Les Gold was founded by frontman Jenson Tuomi and guitarist Tim Kaye, and consists of bassist Jake Jarvis, drummer Cory Aboud, and multi-instrumentalist Victor Gennaro. The band has cultivated a sound that mixes homegrown Northwest indie rock with elements of folk rock, dream pop, desert rock, surf, and other influences. The band showcases catchy, poppy melodies and tones layered over unique vocal harmonies and often macabre lyrics – crafting a sound that’s been described as ‘gloom disco’ and ‘bummer fun’.
Since releasing their first EP ‘More Silver’ in late 2018, Les Gold has toured the west coast, opened for major artists like Jesse Harris, Horse Feathers, and Hot Flash Heatwave, and expanded their reach to hundreds of thousands of listeners across North America and Europe. As the band has progressed and continued to develop their sound, they’ve stayed true to their roots and remained pioneers of the self-titled ‘bummer fun’ genre. With a strong cast, sponsorships from local legends like Benson Amps and 64 Audio, and support from revered Portland, OR producer Bob Stark, the band is preparing to release a wave of new singles in advance of their anticipated sophomore EP.
TENANTS (new project from members of Holidae House and Pulp Romance):
Tenants is a Portland based Indie rock band that emerged during the quiet months of the pandemic. Singer and guitarist Ryan Logan and bassist Grant Logan started the project with long time friend and guitarist Nate Martin, and their dynamic bond and strength in composition led to a full project. The three quickly started to write and develop songs and began producing music together from the comfort of their home studios.
Influenced by the electric pop sounds of innovators like Phoenix, Pond and Portland’s own Portugal the Man, Tenants is bringing a familiar yet exciting flair to the scene. Their debut album is set to be released in the spring of 2022.