Portland has been her home since she graduated from performing arts academy five years ago, and it's beginning to make its presence felt. Her new album, When the Water's Hot (released January 2015) is a bit of a departure from the style of singing and songwriting that she and her band have perfected to such acclaim in recent years. To start, Ezza Rose is laying down her weathered acoustic guitar.
PRAISE FOR EZZA ROSE'S WHEN THE WATER'S HOT
“Her music, previously built on gentle, minimalist melodies and eerie harmonies, takes a different tone on her new LP. More electrified and slightly more ominous than the simple, lilting sound she previously established, this is Rose at her best so far.”
- Willamette Week
“Her beautifully delicate, mournfully classic voice floats amongst the loosely bound, misty particles in the air and our minds and fills the cracks with a sound that's chilling and comforting, all at once.” - Vortex Music Magazine
“Ezza’s singer/songwriting talents push on. Her voice is consistently smooth and clear, ethereal, and from the gut. It rises, glides, and falls, not unlike her cover-art for the album, depicting the daffodils that her small mining hometown is known for… While the band’s sound expands with more rock, blues, and experimental elements, The Ezza Rose Band still retains its strong organic roots that have been deepening in Portland for the last several years.” - ElevenPDX Magazine
“The new album, When the Water’s Hot, has truly been a journey for Ezza Rose. Field recordings began some time ago. Songs have had time to gestate and mature. The result? An intense studio album with a sudden and unexpected beauty.”
- Oregon Music News
After three years as the front-woman of folk-rock band Small Joys, Olivia sets out to play solo. With story-driven songs that are humorously self-aware, Olivia's set is both contemplative and entertaining. Last year she released her first solo EP, "News Wheels," which she home-recorded and produced with longtime friend Dan Klee. Having spearheaded two west coast tours and nestled into Portland's music community as a new-comer last year, Olivia plans to play shows along the West Coast and beyond until she's too old to walk.
Birthed from the countryside of Oregon, Mount Joy has been together since the start. A four-piece of girls originally out of Canby, whose music consists mainly of full, soulful vocals wrapped around each other in spirals of tight, dynamic harmonies. Influenced by everything from choir arrangements to Drake, their magnetic sound has been shakin' up the Eugene and Portland music scene ever since they got here in 2012 . Their funky beats and hypnotic harmonies are sure to draw you in and keep your toes tapping 'till the cows come home