January 12, 2010

Oracle - Wake (2010)

Fans of Portishead will definitely want to check out Wake, the new album by Portland's Oracle. It's a chilly mix of beats, keyboards, and the melancholy vocals of Orianna Herrman. Trip hop always makes me want to sip clear drinks in highball glasses. And while Wake probably could soundtrack a hip new urban lounge, the songs are more dynamic than just background music. In particular, I like the harmonies and slinking rhythms on "What To Say" (mp3).

Check them out at their CD release show at Dante's on February 4th.