'The Fur Coats are a band operating out of a crumbling mansion on the edge of Portland, Or. Instrumentally resembling a 60's RnB band, they feature heavy sax, organ, and vocal harmonies. Playing shows ranging from Headlining spots with national acts to tiny punk-house shows, they have been steadily building a following leading up to their first 10 inch record to be released next month.
They play an abstract form of RnB/Rock/and Soul music, and are seperated from most modern bands by loud/potent vocals and the previously mentioned instrumentation. Starting early on as a Psychedelic Punk band, they have been honing a unique new version of soul and modern Pop. The songs are predominantly written by Chris Hoganson ( Wampire, The Reservations, Don Hellions), and are fleshed out with contributions from the rest of the group.
Most of the band is from the same home town (Marquette,MI) and have been writing together since their teens, but the band as a whole seems like an enormous conjoined sixtuplet. They are set for a fall tour in support of their upcoming vinyl album entitled 'Desperate'.'
Snowblind Traveler, Long Island born songwriter Matt Dorrien, plays the song of the common man. His music is inspired by the rolling expanse of middle America, the fog and lichen draped cathedral of redwoods of the northwest, the lulling whisper of a New England blizzard, the sorely disappointed, the dearly loved, the true and honest, those who are lost and forgotten, the living, dead, and eternal. For those who have ever slept under a blanket of Big Sur stars and drank whiskey until you forgot your own name: This is for you.