Tonight: Shadows on Stars at Liquid (with album stream)

Friday, September 14th, 2012, 10:17 am by Ben Salmon

The Northwest Best concert series continues tonight at Liquid Lounge, and I think the headliner — Shadows on Stars — has a pretty cool sound. (Actually, the local opener, Cadence, is well worth seeing, too.)

Here’s part of what I wrote about this Portland-based duo in today’s GO! Magazine:

If you click around to (the band’s Facebook and Tumblr blog), you’ll find lots of grainy, faded Instagram photos, plus talk of Frank Ocean, Grimes, Erykah Badu, Wild Nothing, D’Angelo, Fiona Apple, The Strokes and The Xx, “Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad,” “Twin Peaks” and “The Newsroom.”

So these are hip, plugged-in cats.

Here’s what we know: Shadows on Stars is a duo from Portland, one man (Brian V.) and one woman (Randa Leigh). And that self-titled album sounds, well, kind of like all those artists I mentioned above. It’s a sleek, reverberant blend of electro-pop, hip-hop, soul/R&B and garage-rock grime.

Anyway, enough words, right? You can listen to Shadows on Stars’ whole album below. Tonight’s show starts around 8:30 p.m. at Liquid Lounge (70 N.W. Newport Ave., Bend) and costs $5 to get in.

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