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Islands and Bear Mountain


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Sun., Sept. 22, 9 p.m. 2013 21+

Doug Fir

No matter what he does, Islands' frontman/principal songwriter Nick Thorburn will likely always have his output unfairly held up against the 2003 demented indie-pop classic he made with the Unicorns, Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? And while it may be impossible to equal the freewheeling lo-fi weirdness of that album, his work with Islands is a slicker, more polished, and more mature-sounding take on the Unicorns' quirky formula—one that still contains much underlying lyrical angst and emotion. Islands' just-released latest album, Ski Mask, is deceptively bright and shimmery in some parts—see lead single "Becoming the Gunship"—but at its core it's "a record about being angry." The beautifully dark balance struck here sounds like exactly what Islands have been striving for since their 2006 album, Return to the Sea. MIKE RAMOS

Doug Fir

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sun., Sept. 22, 9 p.m. 2013
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