How ’bout a quick roundup of new music or moving pictures from locally rooted artists? Here we go:
–Local hip-hop sage Mosley Wotta released a new EP called “Amalgam X” on New Year’s Eve, and now it’s on Soundcloud. Take it for a spin right here!
Also, OPB Radio recently did a story on MoWo, aka Jason Graham, which you can listen to by clicking here. (Full disclosure: I was interviewed for the story and they used a couple of my comments.)
—Laurel Brauns — former Bendite and current Portlander who still plays here often (she’ll be at portello winecafe on Jan. 21) — released a video for the song “Kaleidoscope Eyes” from her 2011 album “House of Snow” (one of my favorite local releases of the year). It was shot by Bend’s FAR from EARTH Films at Dillon Falls. Enjoy!
–Last but not least, local dance-rock band All You All put out its first EP, called “Fluorescence,” right around the turn of the year. I’m still letting this one sink in, but I definitely hear a little Modest Mouse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, White Denim and White Stripes in the band’s urgent, bouncy sound. Check the EP out below!
Also, please note that five days into 2012, All You All is currently in the lead for best cover art of the year: