Lee Allstar is a six piece folk pop group from Portland, Oregon.
Lee Aulson, known for her work in bevelers, is accompanied by Alicia Newsom on vocals, Ben Dahmes on drums, Aaron Stern on bass, John Sawyer on violin and Jeremiah Brunnhoelzl on guitar. The band finished recording their first 3 song EP titled, "ish" in September 2015 and will be releasing it in winter 2016.
Small Souls formed in Portland, Oregon in 2011 when Brian Rozendal teamed up with Bryan Daste (Emma Hill, Scotland Barr & the Slow Drags) to transform a few folk songs into expansive, haunting, lyrical soundscapes. The result was their digital EP, You Can Feel the Devil’s Heart, released in February 2012. Later that year, the duo ran a successful Kickstarter campaign and recorded their first full-length studio album, self-titled Small Souls, which they released in January 2013 to critical acclaim. After four west coast tours and a recent tour of Alaska, Small Souls is now preparing for a split 7" single release and forthcoming album.
Harm is an Alaskan ensemble that defies the bounds of typical genre standards. Blending psych-folk and hip-hop with classical themes the experimental chamber group defies any notion of musical normativity. Focused on texture and lyrical activism, Harm utilizes upright bass, cello, harmonium, banjo, clarinet, guitar, beat boxing and vocal layering to explore themes of violence, gender and sexuality. Whether the music compels you to dance or intently listen it leaves you with a feeling that is hard to describe, and not easily dismissed.