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From our partners at KPSU:
KPSU Kruise w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Sunday, August 26, 2012
10:30 p.m. | $20 | All Ages
Purchase Tickets at www.portlandspirit.com/kpsu
Salmon Street Springs Fountain
1000 block of SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR
An evening on the Portland Spirit with Unknown Mortal Orchestra & Radiation City. Proceeds benefit KPSU, the student ran radio station at Portland State University, fundraising for an LPFM license. A full bar will be available on board for 21+. 10:30pm boarding time, 11:00pm departure, & 1:00am return.
The self-titled Unkown Mortal Orchestra disc is really an amalgamation of hip-hop, Motown-era soul and psychedelic guitar-rock. “I got into Wu-Tang before I got into the Beatles,” Nielson says of his genre-fucking analog aesthetic. “I really think those bands have a lot in common.”
Radiation City’s (Willamette Week’s Best New Band of 2012) handcrafted sound is harder to describe than its internal dynamics. At the core of the band’s first two releases—last year’s full-length, The Hands That Take You, and the Cool Nightmare EP released in March—is a collision of old and new. Drum machines mingle with bossa nova rhythms, and Phil Spector-style echo-chamber vocals fall over Pulp-esque guitar grooves. Always, especially in the voices of Rad City’s two female singers, there’s a healthy dose of soul.