A Log Love evening of unique PDX talents
De La Warr (Farewell Show), Rare Monk
830 E. Burnside St.
Portland, OR, 97214
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Bike Thief is the brainchild of Febian Perez who grew up in Rhode Island playing bass for a variety of bands. In 2006 he moved to Austin, TX and realized that he wanted to be the creative drive behind any future music he made. With that in mind, he took the name from the Italian film,The Bicycle Thief, and started writing music about his surroundings. He was inspired by bands such as The Pixies, Arcade Fire, The Smiths and artists like Elliott Smith, and James Mercer. In the summer of 2012, Febian moved to Portland, OR and formed the most current incarnation of the band incorporating bass and guitar players, a drummer, and a viola player, joining with his acoustic guitar and vocals. Bike Thief cut their first EP, Ghost of Providence in January of 2013 and are currently working on their first LP with an anticipated release date of December 1, 2013.
De La Warr (Farewell Show)
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, the young turks of Rare Monk sound simultaneously like everything and nothing you've ever heard. While the obvious signposts are there to guide you (Modest Mouse, Phoenix), Rare Monk combine their love of late 90s alternative with a fevered pop intensity, before shooting the whole thing into outer space to see what comes back.
That psychedelic insanity can be traced back to their college roots, when the guys were the go-to band for drunken debauchery and sonic exploration. Having grown exponentially as a band since those early house party days, Rare Monk have teamed up with noted producer Skyler Norwood (Blind Pilot, Horsefeathers) for their first full-length Death By Proxy.
By turns their most ambitious and deceptively simple release to date, Death By Proxy is immediately accessible, while continually surprising upon each spin.
"Although we draw upon many genres for inspiration, we've been creating our own based on nothing other than "these are the songs we wrote cause they sound cool."
The giddy pop thrill of the title track and the funky, slow burn of "Underground" acts as the band's mission statements, and according to Dorian, summarizes what the band has been building towards since forming in 2009.
"Regardless of where our music falls on the spectrum, I think it's pretty genuine. I think the important thing here is not to try and fit a compartmentalized soundscape, or be different from everyone else; the importance lies in doing what you are passionate about. Passion is genuine."
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