Towering indie rock from PDX's favored sons
And And And
Genders, Old Age
830 E. Burnside St.
Portland, OR, 97214
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
And And And
And And And is a band with five equal members. We don't have delusions of grandeur. We formed in 2009 after we all separately ended up in Portland, OR at the same time. Our catalogue includes Rockers, Burners, and Sleepers. We've been called Pacific Northwest angst-rock and have been sonically compared to Pavement, and early Modest Mouse. That's not wrong, but neither of those bands are direct influences of ours. Maybe that's good though.
The members of Portland’s Genders had already closed the book on their previous band by the time they received the news that it had been voted one of the city’s best new acts. Seemingly, this was just the motivation they needed to accelerate through the tiresome early stages of establishing their new project.
Now - four years and countless road hours later, including a full national tour opening for Built To Spill - the gang of four is preparing for their sixth release with the kind of confidence that can only be gained from experience. Phone Home features five new reverb-drenched rockers that take a slightly different approach than the band’s previous adventures with dream pop; the new bunch sounding more like a nightmare than any kind of dream.
The first glimpse of this is the sarcastically titled Life Is But A Dream, in which singer/guitarist Maggie Morris addresses a recent heartbreak through gritted teeth as she tunefully laments over dreamy guitars and a relaxed yet compelling groove.