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WL, Soft Shadows and Fred Meyer


Slabtown (map) Northwest
Wed., March 6, 9 p.m. 2013 21+


WL are easily the best active shoegaze band in Portland (assuming Anne has officially kicked the bucket) and their debut 7-inch Impermanent, released last summer, occasionally approaches the level of brilliance exhibited by the genre's early '90s forebears such as Slowdive, Ride, and the Telescopes. Even on this meager two-song release, WL pretty much have every dream-pop trope on lock: the otherworldly female vocals, the wobbly, pressure-drop chord progressions, the chafing production and excellent songwriting—and it's all infused with an inhumanly hip aesthetic (for the kids). WL might just become that next band the entire city can agree on, as soon as we all figure out how to pronounce their name correctly. (Our vote's for "well.") MORGAN TROPER


1033 NW 16th, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Daily 3pm-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 3pm-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Wed., March 6, 9 p.m. 2013
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