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September 2015
Advance Base
"Nephew In The Wild

To say an album "returns to form" seems to allude to something being off or missing or in a deformed state in previous releases. With the new album from Advance Base (aka Owen Ashworth), Nephew In The Wild, it is more of a beautiful blending of two "forms". This album could have easily been the first Casiotone for the Painfully Alone album since 2009's Vs. Children. This is a clear return to the sound and storytelling of the Casiotone persona. The album's open track and lead single "Trisha Please Come Home" in the perfect example. Ashworth spins tales of the everyday but tinges of sadness. His stories are sweet and sad, and always fully realized. Musically, the album is filled with familiar sounds from an array of instruments; Electric pianos, drum kits, drum machines, autoharps, Omnichords, Optigans, Mellotrons. All of this, blending with Ashworth's skill, create a perfect late summer and early fall soundtrack.

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Portland band on the rise: Hausus open for Cloud Nothings on 03.05

Portland band on the rise: Hausus open for Cloud Nothings on 03.05

Hausu is the collective output of four schoolmates from Portland's famously eccentric Reed College. Disciples of punk in all its historical deviations, particularly that of the Cure and the Smiths, Hausu's music is at once brooding and poppy. All of this nostalgia tempered by a finger on the pulse of the latest blog sounds, there are fresh elements of rhythmic interplay and tongue in cheek lyricism at work on their latest EP. Temporarily on hiatus for the last few months while trying to finish up the school year, the band is promising more upcoming dates with a new set of material to be released as an LP sometime this year. Check them out live at Holocene on Monday March 5th with Cloud Nothings.


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