PDX Pop Now! Unveils Compilation Track List And Release Show

pc-pdx May 17 2011 1:59P 5

pdx pop now! 2011
Portland music fans will be pleased to find out that PDX Pop Now! has announced the track listing for the eighth installment of their much heralded compilation. The 2-disc set is stacked with 41 tracks from some of Portland OR's finest musicians. O Bruxo, Blue Skies For Black Hearts, Swahili, Lost Lander, along with DJ papi chulo and DJ GIGANTE, have been tapped to perform and provide music between bands at this year's CD Release Benefit which will be held June 2nd at Holocene (1001 SE Morrison St.). The cover is $10 and that will include a copy of the 2011 PDX Pop Now! Compilation CD. PDX Pop Now! and Holocene have made special arrangements with the OLCC to allow minors into the benefit, so this show is ALL-AGES!

PDX Pop Now 2011 Compilation Track List

Disc 1:

1) Forbidden Friends - Tiny Hands
2) the Shivas - Gun In My Pocket
3) Cool Nutz - Monster Up
4) O Bruxo - De Colores
5) Grouper - Alien Observer
6) Jared Mees & the Grown Children - Hungry Like a Tiger
7) Red Fang - Wires
8) Lovers - Boxer
9) Alan Singley - Sauvie Island
10) Reva DeVito - Baby What You Do to Me
11) Lost Lander - Cold Feet MP3
12) Guantanamo Baywatch - Clam Party
13) Bright Archer - Hidden Systems
14) Purple & Green - Right Here
15) Blue Skies for Black Hearts - Majoring in the Arts
16) Wizard Rifle - Tears Won't Soften Steel
17) Jarad Miles - Lazy Old Sun
18) BOOM! - Onomatopoeia
19) the Ascetic Junkies - (Don't) Panic
20) Death Songs - Wounds

Disc 2:

1) Viva Voce - Analog Woodland Song
2) the BellBoys - Somethin' In My Mind
3) Headphone Party - Strictly Stuntin'
4) Witch Mountain - Veil of the Forgotten
5) Langhorne Slim & the Law - Past Lives (live)
6) Sex Life - I Want You
7) Swahili - Soma
8) Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Thought Ballune
9) Point Juncture, WA - When You Wake Up It's Today
10) the Woodlands - In the Dark on Monday (Heavy Hands Remix)
11) the angry orts - the Trend
12) Quiet Countries - A Teeth Cutting
13) Living Proof - Caddy Music
14) Johnny Reno & the Vicemachine - Be Gorgeous & Be Gone
15) Mojave Bird - Roan Wolf
16) Blouse - Into Black
17) On the Stairs - Stand
18) 1939 Ensemble - Espérer
19) Ben Darwish - Under the Bright Red Sky
20) the Minders - Needle Doll MP3
21) Drew Grow - King On Your Throne

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  1. scragz

    Would I be a happier person if I had heard of more of these bands?

    • scragz
    • 5/20/2011 12:15:26 PM
  2. where's the grind?

  3. show-bot!

    @Deep Roy : it's on "Mix It Up, Fuck It Up"

    We do so love the PPN operation and everything they do for All-Ages music here in portland - we're all better off for having them here. But, despite it being a totally open process (read Carys many comments on the PPN posts over the years) - the discs do lack on the crunchy stuff.

  4. We hope that more crunchy bands submit tracks in the future! (Not to say that they didn't this year) We recognize that we can always improve.

    PPN! Board Member

    • Nick
    • 5/25/2011 8:52:50 PM
  5. 2nd to Nick, and thanks to Show-Bot... I just want to quickly point out that Wizard Rifle, Red Fang, Johnny Reno &VM, BOOM! could all potentially qualify as "heavy" or "crunchy," but it depends on your definition... we definitely strive to represent many sides of Portland's music and while there's always room to improve, it's hard to represent everyone's idea of heavy/crunchy/hardcore/doom/speed/metal/thrash/punk/grind when you also have to include so many other genres & styles. 40 tracks may seem like a lot, but it's still never enough to contain all Portland's artists have to offer... that's what makes PDX great! & yes @Scragz, part of our goal is highlight bands that most people, even locally, might not know about (yet)... I hope you check them out. Thanks for reading and for listening!

    PPN! Board Member

    • Ed
    • 5/26/2011 12:58:29 AM
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