January 7, 2013

Top 10 Favorite 2012 Portland EPs

Last month I posted my favorite Portland albums from 2012 and not an EP made the list. In this golden age of the EP, that’s just wrong. Whether you buy vinyl, digital, or even tapes, it's never been easier to hear up and coming local bands and I played the shit out of these. So head over to bandcamp.com to be instantly gratified and then pc-pdx.com to hunt down their next show. Guaranteed good times.
  1. Grandparents - Fumes EP
    With each release they seem to get better and better or at least I love 'em more, shifting between dreamy shoegaze and rhythmic psych, all with plenty of hooks..

  1. Pictorials - Learning EP
    Some damn catchy anglophile indie rock. It's okay to throw this on an endless repeating loop. Right?

  1. A Happy Death - A Happy Death EP
    Terrific blast of rock n' roll. A little psych, a little surf. Leaves me desperately waiting for more.

  1. Radiation CIty - Cool Nightmare EP
    Woozy and romantic like a late night stumble after too many Death in the Afternoon cocktails.
  2. Tango Alpha Tango - Kill & Haight EP
    Gritty loud garage blues. Go on, break your neck to their hypnotic rhythms.
  3. Tiger House - Acid Banshee // Camel Party
    Loose dancy indie rock. Whoa oh oh.

  4. The Suicide Notes - The Suicide Notes EP Warning: this girl group regularly burns down Portland dive bars.
  5. Pataha Hiss - Dirrty Love EP Tough girl group emerging from the garage. I want front row seats to the street corner brawl with the Suicide Notes. I’ll bring the chains. 
  6. Pure Bathing Culture - Pure Bathing Culture EP So damn pretty. Blowing up Blind Pilot style. Catch their cheap shows while you still can.
  7. Hollywood Tans - Stolen Stereo Seriously upbeat and fun power pop. Bounce along.