- Jaclyn Campanaro
- Tu Fawning
Another week, another Mercury music section to commit to memory and then recite aloud as you wander around the city. You do this every week. It's really weird.
There are a number of reasons why the new Tu Fawning record is so good: a renewed focus on collaboration, putting melody in the forefront, and lyrical openness, among them. The result is the monumental A Monument. (See what I did there?)
Tu Fawning - "Bones"
Rebecca Gates and the Consortium's new The Float is the first full-length Gates has released since her days with the Spinanes. It was worth the wait.
Rebecca Gates and the Consortium - "&&&"
Banana Stand Media has been holding secret shows and recording excellent live albums of Portland's best bands. This Sunday, it comes above ground for the release of a fine compilation album.
Sons of Huns - "Super Kanpai Rainbow"
Plus an abundance of Up & Coming shows.