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Now, I'm sure my post pining for Federation X to again play Portland back in February had nothing to do with the making of their July 22nd date at Rotture. But hot damn, I'm psyched just the same.

These short-time Portlanders formed in Washington, and are now spread out across who knows where. All that really matters, though, is that Federation X fucking shreds. They're the rare group who mix heavy thud and slashing precision with stinging, memorable melodies. This visit is well-overdue, but goddamn, that just figures to make it all the more filthy, beautiful and cathartic.

LISTEN:
Federation X - "Stone Soup"