Various Artists / Pdx Pop Now!
Album:Pdx Pop Now! Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:Dec 2005
Label:Spectre Entertainment Group 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-03-12 Pull Date:2006-05-14 
Week Ending:May 7Apr 30Apr 23Apr 16Apr 9Apr 2Mar 26Mar 19

Recent Airplay
1.Apr 16, 2016:does radio suck?
Daydreams With Daffodils (Stepperz Remix)
4.Mar 12, 2010:Mittens & SCARVES
2.Nov 17, 2010:panic! at the disco
Pile Of Gold
5.Oct 18, 2009:Folktronic
All Of These Things
6.Jul 10, 2009:Trailways
A Gilded Age

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2006-03-04 
Two disc set of “pop”-in quotes because with 41 bands there’s a lot of variation- from Portland OR. A few great tracks and plenty good’uns.

Disc 1:
++1.Rock, F voc, heavily distorted guitar, cowbell. Energetic midtempo
+2.Guitar pop, M lead voc w/fem harmony. Happyish midtempo
++3.Syncopated simple hometape w/cheap organ & boombox, fem voc. (Very diff from the album version)
+4.fem semi-rap, boys u kno u wanit (a ‘nicer’ Peaches)
+5. Dub, weird, backwards vocals
6.Minor key singer/songwriter, M voc w/f backup. AltCountry/Beatle
7.Expansive pop (fuzz&echo w/electro beat) keeps building
+8.Starts noir guitar then goes post-rock pop w/M vox
9.Acoustic guit & paino, slower, after-the-rain feel
+10.Acoustic guit & uncertain M voc, then off-kilter bassy band
+11.Pretty elect guit, interesting phrasing/overdubs, distant voc, drums crash in improve near end.
12.Electro madness, amalgam of snippets
13.80’s style synths, woman singing “Iko” (in the 80’s, made famous by The Belle Stars…) to new accompaniment- bizarre- doesn’t work
++14.String samples & semi-yelled m vox drive angst-indie rock
+15.buzzy (triangle wave) bass, catchy dance music based on 8/bits,instr
16.Vibraphone, breathy accented “off” voc, simple elec beat, personal
+17.Speedy angst rock, organ, 2 semi-yelled M vox, roto-tom?
+18.fingerpicked guitar & piano, M voc, sweet folky 70’s-ish
+19.Great example of the electro+pop post-rock sound, instr
+20.Goofy pop, fun. Distant drums, M voc, kbd, cello front+center

disc 2:
+21.Poppy super-production intro w/handclaps even, then fey F voc w/acoustic guit, “aahs” & tambourines, M harmonies, gotta luv it
+22.Minor key F voc angry rock, good delivery
+23.Fast M punk, badly-recorded (cass boot)
++24. FCC:“darn you fuckers” at t-2:39. Southern gothic blues? Piano and expertly noodled elec guit, noisy synth noises near end
+25.Gentle piano intro then bouncy communal play/singing
26.distorted bass & guit, M vox, midtempo (should be faster or louder!)
++27.midfast F voc drum-heavy minor-key rock, guitar double-dubbed
+28.Silly fast M rap, 3 MCs, middle-east themed, fun
29.M sing-songwrtr, voc way upfront, pleasant Sunday-dive music
+30.M voc med-quiet pop, nice interplay of elec pianos. finale w/drums
+31.Story pop. Guits & drums. Mid-fast, catchy, good variations.
32.Vocoded voc, beatbox & round synth, stripped-down then muddy
+33.Gypsy-style violin & guitar, old-world dance, live rec, speeds up!
+34.I love the pounding intro- F voc, noisy kbd- naïve industrial dance?
+35.Acoustic guit (some elec), self-harmonized breathy F voc, purdy
+36.Heavy drumloop, minimal vibraphone, sad M voc=unusual… “you’re amateurs & I’m professional” is the chorus
+37.Finger on the rim of the glass drones, bass & guitar laid back, F voc sings words drawn over plural bars. Chorus more rockin’
+38.Banjo & wah guitar! Upbeat pop (w/alt-country), wry M/f vox
+39.Banjo, acoust guit, pedal guit, vibraphone, M vox, minor key, neat
++40.Dreamy whispered vox, fingersnaps & heart beat. Gentle fingerpickt guit. Swirling flute interlude. An improved Beta Band.
+41.Slow, acoustic guit plucking & some melodica (accordion?). Plaintive, lost. M brit-sailor voc in 80’s Billy Brag style.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
2.Minders, TheI'm So Low
3.MirahWhile We Have The Sun (4-Track Home)
4.Blow, ThePile Of Gold
5.Nice NiceUh-Oh
6.DoloreanTo Destruction
7.SwordsRadio Radio
8.Please Step Out Of The VehicleClawz
9.Desert City SoundtrackSecond Sickness
10.Hold OnsEvil Falls
11.ModernstateWindows & Walls
12.YachtDaydreams With Daffodils (Stepperz Remix)
13.Glass CandyLovin Machine
14.31 KnotsNo Sound
15.CopyJust Expect
16.ToothfairyWhy'd You Have To Die?
17.Point Line PlaneDescender
18.Alan SingleyThese Tress Are For Resting
19.TalkdemonicMountaintops In Caves
20.Spooky Dance BandChemical Reaction
21.Viva VoceAlive With Pleasure
22.Gossip, TheIt's Over
23.Thermals, TheGod And Country (Live)
24.Blues GoblinsA Plague Upon The Whitehouse
25.MenomenaSista Social Theme Song
26.Die Monitr BatssGore Appeal
27.LknTo An Angel On No Condition
28.Myg Feat. Mikah S, Sleep, Zellp RokThe Untold Story
29.M WardHi-Fi
30.Sexton BlakeEmma
31.Sunset ValleySmallest Man
32.Snuggle Ups, TheMove Your Body
33.Shicky Gnarowitz And The Transparent Wings Of JoyFreilechs Von Der Chuppe
34.Wet ConfettiLaughing Gasping
35.Jessica JonesWhat We'll Admit
36.Binary DollsI Am The Only Master Of The Ten-Key
37.Point Juncture, WaCardboard Box
38.Norfolk & WesternA Gilded Age
39.Cajun GemsHomebody
40.Helio SequenceAll Of These Things
41.Decemberists, TheFrom My Own True Love (Lost At Sea) (Demo)