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
Formed 5 years ago in Austin by singer and guitar player, Febian Perez, the Progressive Psych Rock band Bike Thief is now situated in Portland, Oregon where they are recordingtheir upcoming Impaler LP. Also featuring Chad Van Dyke on lead guitar and bassist Patrick White, the group has spent countless hours meticulously crafting this record and is headed in the direction Febian has always imagined.
Influenced by Radiohead, King Crimson, and Arcade Fire among other bands, Bike Thief’s sound mixes post rock and psych rock and covers a wide range of sounds and concepts they’ve been aching to explore as a band, and also range dynamically between texturally minimal and eerie to boisterous and aggressive. The new album also carries several themes ranging from loss, lust, introspectiveness, growth, and hope and is a drastic approach from the last two records, Stuck In A Dream (2014) and Ghost of Providence (2013). Despite any differences, their dynamic sound is always a constant.
The first single is titled “Dark Dances”, which was produced by Riley Geare of Unknown Mortal Orchestra. It features Patti King of Radiation City on backing vocals and Greg Allen on viola and its accompanying music video was directed/edited/written by Ryne Freed. The song has taken shape over a long period of the band's history, but recently became a priority of their focus. Febian expresses themes of lust and the varied dynamics of past relationships. It’s a meaningful track to him, and like the rest of the new album, is full of symbolism that convey those experiences artistically. The new album is scheduled for release in 2016 and for now we get a taste of things to come with the first single, “Dark Dances”.
De La Warr (Farewell Show)
Rare Monk is a Portland, OR based indie rock band. They are gearing up to release their debut full-length album in the summer of 2017 featuring 10 brand new songs recorded in Portland with Skyler Norwood (Blind Pilot, Horsefeathers, Priory).
In 2015, Rare Monk released their apocalyptic-tinged self-titled EP, produced by Tom McFall (Weezer, Bloc Party, Snow Patrol, R.E.M.). Single's "Warning Pulse" and "California (Will Burn)" received considerable attention form the blogosphere, college radio, and streaming services such as Spotify. This was the follow-up to 2014's widely lauded 7-inch "Splice/Sleep Attack". Both releases were put out by B3SCI Records.
Rare Monk decided to release their debut full-length independently after self producing much of the album, alongside Norwood, having previously worked with him on 2013's "Death By Proxy EP". These tracks represent a sound formed over the course of the last 5 years, containing some of their most adventurous yet accessible songs to date.