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Jared Mees (Album Release)

Album Release party celebrating Jared Mees' new release "Life is Long"

Jared Mees (Album Release)

The Domestics, New Move

Sun, June 4

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Jared Mees
The Domestics
LITTLE DARKNESS was born at Flora Recording & Playback, the renowned Portland facility where Michael Finn works alongside studio owner/producer Tucker Martine. Having assisted and engineered more than 35 albums with Martine – including works by The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket, and Neko Case – this time Finn found himself on the other side of the glass with songwriter and bandmate Leo London tirelessly pushing their band in ambitious new directions. The Domestics spent a solid month at Flora building and developing LITTLE DARKNESS; 16-hour days, seven days a week, in which the duo took full advantage of the studio’s limitless possibilities in pursuit of something truly unique and powerful. Indeed, songs like “Love That Dress” and “Going Down The Wrong Way” add remarkable new shades to The Domestics’ frank and inventive musical approach. The two tunesmiths set the intimate songs amidst immersive and exhilarating arrangements, amplifying their personal potency. Traditional instrumentation was wed throughout the process with wide ranging sonic ambition; found sounds, creative tape loops, and waves of harmonic distortion. The result is both idiosyncratic and indelible, rich with ingenious originality, broken-hearted lyricism, and riveting creative passion.

The Domestics and their self-titled debut album arrived in 2015 and earned instant applause from a range of high profile media outlets. SPIN named the band one of “Five Artists To Watch,” praising THE DOMESTICS’ “gritty guitars, lo-fi drums, and breezy unison melodies,” declaring the eponymous album to be “a heart-on-its sleeve affair, loaded with wistful tunes steeped in the tradition of the great American rock song.” “The Domestics are not entering the indie scene quietly,” noted Paste. “Rather, (they are) starting out with a strong, loud and joyful sound.” “Demurely charming,” raved The Nerdist. “You can easily glean the authenticity of the group’s emotional earnestness.”

Hailed for their eclectic and energetic live shows, The Domestics will celebrate LITTLE DARKNESS with a winter west coast tour, set to get underway December 2nd at Los Angeles’ Bootleg Theater. For details and ticket information, please visit www.the-domestics.com/tour.
New Move
New Move
New Move is an independent American classic pop quintet from Portland, Oregon, formed in 2012 by producer & songwriter Jesse Bettis. Over the years, New Move’s compelling live show has brought them to the forefront of Portland’s music scene. The band's work blends elements of dark doo-wop, glam, psychedelia and R&B. And they are known for infusing their pop sound with a distinct modern sensibility.