Camp Crush EP Release, The Cabin Project, AM Clouds
1036 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR, 97211
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Camp Crush is New Wave rock coming out of Portland, OR. With similarities to their musical influences like The Cure, Blondie and Depeche Mode, this musical duo with their wall of sound pop is a blend of vintage danceable new-wave and modern indie rock with horns, reminiscent of Rubblebucket and Tennis. Camp Crush is releasing a new EP Spring 2018.
The Cabin Project
The Cabin Project, made up of four Portland-based women, is an indie rock band whose sound stems from haunting choruses, three-part harmonies, pedals, synths and string sections. The songs are musically expansive, yet retain an intimacy similar to that of The National, Warpaint and Bon Iver.
Born in an attic "cabin" studio lined with Douglas Fir, the band started as a project of Katie Sawicki, a former-folksinger from Brooklyn who became inspired by electric guitars, keys, synthesizers, and balancing all three onstage.
After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2008, Sawicki sought out musicians to collaborate with, leading her to musical partner Zanny Geffel, an orchestral drummer, rooted in jazz and percussion, with a preponderance for poetry and onstage mayhem. Rebekah Hanson, Jean Mastaler and Kelly Clifton create the band’s strings and bass section.
"Like their name suggests, the band’s sound is reminiscent of the kind of intimate space created by artists like Bon Iver. The group uses traditional orchestral and choral methods to create a track that is inexplicably modern, heavy, and pop at the same time." - American Songwriter
“…impressively educated string section with octave pedals and vocal harmonies to create music that’s both intimate and otherwordly.” – Bitch Magazine
AM Clouds consists of singer/songwriter Bruce Moon on lead guitar, along with Graham Boostrom (guitar, vocals), Pete Ficht (bass, vocals) and Dan Paggi (drums, vocals). All the members are multi-instrumentalists/vocalists and have fronted their own bands in the past. They are also all fairly new to Central Oregon, but have long musical histories in Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Chapel Hill.
Originally from St. Louis, Bruce Moon grew up all over the South and is related to Cowboy Copas, the country singer who died in the same tragic plane crash as Patsy Cline. His parents
limited his musical exposure to their holy trinity of Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder and his early music history includes church choirs and school clarinet. But exposure to Pink
Floyd’s The Wall at age 7 started him on the path to playing bass guitar in a punk band as a teenager. This led him to stints with The Holy Smokes in Chapel Hill, NC and The Very Foundation and Sclera in Portland.