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Strangled Darlings hails from Portland, OR and tours the US full time. They bring a punk intensity and a literary gravitas to their live show. Jess Anderly transforms a cello to a hip hop bass and now plays the kick and high hat at the same time. George Veech renders his mandolin into the snare and a torrent of blue notes. The duo formed in 2009 and has released three albums with a fourth out Summer 2015. They bring a lyrical intelligence to the foot stomp. Their song material varies widely to cover a blend of folk, hip hop, jazz and Americana with inspiration coming from: witchcraft in the Civil War, the morality of Somali piracy, Neil Armstrong and a lot of dead white authors. The live show mixes technical mastery with deadpan humor and a little something to shake your rumpus.
There Is No Mountain is a Portland, OR-based husband-and-wife duo that combines percussion, guitar, and an affinity for vocal harmony to create a unique brand of pop with intricate, world-music-influenced arrangements. The band's subtly virtuosic style has been compared in print to current acts like The Dirty Projectors and classics like Paul Simon's Graceland, but it is perhaps more telling that reviewers have tried to peg the duo's musical influences in genres ranging from jazz to folk, classical to psychedelic rock, and world music to doom metal. Kali and Matt call it "pop with a short attention span".