The folks over at Daytrotter know their stuff when it comes to quality music. That's probably why they regularly have Portland bands featured on their weekly Sessions, most recently inviting Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside.

This week, Rose City is represented by two acts in both seminal slackers The Dandy Warhols and rustic balladeers Themes. But where to start?

Well, The Dandys "countrified" their sound for their all too quick three song set, so that aught to set the mood. Then move over to Themes, who build a somber and stoic set list of a full five songs, a much darker shade of Americana than the Dandy Warhols freewheeling folk. Check out a track from each below and head over to Daytrotter for the full Sessions.


The Dandy Warhols - "Country Leaver"

Themes - "The Ballad of Salt and Sand"