KZME Live: The Weather Machine, The Breaking (EP Release), Screens

The Weather Machine

On April Fools Day 2013, Portland-based project The Weather Machine released their first full-length album after a blustery winter of recording on the Oregon Coast. With its strong ties to the region, the band roots itself firmly in a Pacific Northwest folk aesthetic, but holds on tight to a hard-hitting love for alt-rock. The result is wonderfully hard to categorize – The Weather Machine has been compared to everything from The Kinks, to Josh Ritter and Hey Marseilles.
After a short six moths of gigging, The Weather Machine quickly gained a reputation as one of Portland’s notable up-and-comers. In the summer of 2013 the band partnered with Oregon Film and Oregon State Parks to tour the entire state of Oregon, collecting footage for their debut ‘Back O’er Oregon’ music video. They plan to rerelease the song, along with their B-side ‘Slow Dance Slow’ through Portland label Tender Loving Empire on December 3rd to coincide with the video’s release.

The Weather Machine began in earnest when singer/songwriter Slater Smith and guitarist Colin Robson met at an open-mic in Pacific City in March of 2012. The two decided to team up to record Smith’s songs at Robson’s then brand new studio, Kiwanda Sound Recordings. The two brought in bassist Jack Martin, cellist Matthew Cartimill, and drummer Tanner Smith (Slater’s brother) to bring body to the record. Since the album’s release, Corey Kitzi joined the roster as a second drummer, and the band began to develop an even more collaborative approach. The Weather Machine is currently writing their second album, and plans to release the sophomore full-length in the near future.

The Breaking

The Breaking is a new indie rock band from Portland, inspired by the darker sounds of ambient pop from the 70's (Unknown Pleasures, Rumors) and early 90's (Achtung Baby, The Bends). Fronted by Adam Sweeney, the band features Rian Lewis (Crosstide, The Dimes) on drums, Chris Benson (Supercrow) on guitar, Jay Hazer (Lifesavas) on bass, and Matthew Casebeer (Derby) on keys. They are celebrating the release of their new EP, "Current Through the Wire".

Screens is a band from West Seattle featuring veterans of the Seattle, Bay Area and L.A. music scenes. Screens plays Crystal Skully music; synth heavy, bass driven, trip-pop anthems. Like a John Hughes movie on acid. Like The Journey of Natty Gann. On acid. A pixilated outer space fantasy game in a breakfast smoothie. A musical odyssey mapping the days of the pre singularity for your listening pleasure.

Allison Tulloss- Vocals, Keys
Carlos Tulloss- Bass
Doug Port- Vocals, Drums, Octaport
Colin Higgins- Vocals, Guitar, Keys



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KZME Live: The Weather Machine, The Breaking (EP Release), Screens

Friday, December 6 · Doors 8:45 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Secret Society