We are giving away a pair of tickets to Jellyfish Brigade CD Release Party @ The Goodfoot on June 28. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, June 27.
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From our sponsors:
Jellyfish Brigade CD Release Party
w/Mimi Naja Trois, Jay Cobb Anderson Band
June 28, 2014
Doors open 9pm / Music at 10pm | $10 | 21+
More info: thegoodfoot.com
2845 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
After releasing the EPs Gills and a Helmet and The Art of Being Pulled Apart as well as the single Sunflowers, Jellyfish Brigade is continuing to refine its unique brand of hip hop. Combining elements of folk, R&B, indie rap and electronica with stories about rivers, mountains, growing up, love, loss and self-awareness, the duo creates songs that are part fantastical and part every day normality.
Their debut full-length album, Diving Lessons (out June 24th via Polkadot Mayhem), furthers their journey into these uncharted waters of music making. This project details a two-year period in emcee Lucas Dix’s life that began as his best friend, Gavin Theory, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Theory and Dix began making music together as Hives Inquiry Squad in high school and moved to Portland from Wisconsin to pursue their artistic endeavors. Around the same time his best friend was diagnosed, Dix met a woman who introduced him to many of the scenic places Oregon is known for: the Cascade Mountain Range, Mt. Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, and the Pacific Ocean. These places, this new love, and the difficulties in supporting a dying friend set the backdrop, theme, and plot for the new Jellyfish Brigade album.
Producer Jeffrey Acciaioli (aka The Great Mundane) provides the soundtrack for Dix’s self-exploration with melodic, electronic beats that are sometimes as playful as sun on the river. Other times, they are dark as a midnight hike through mountain fog. Dix’s stories describe the supernatural as normal, the ordinary as magical–detailing times of growth, happiness and hardship. Together, the duo created a debut album of hip hop songs with catchy, R&B infused hooks that explore the process of finding yourself while losing the people closest to you.