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Album release show for PDX dance pop heroes


AAN, Harlowe

Sat, May 26

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

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Hosannas are a psychedelic dance duo of brother Brandon and Richard Laws based in Portland, Oregon. They have toured all over the world with indie rock acts such as Romana Falls and The Saxophones, but combine together to be Hosannas. They have been featured on Seattle’s influential radio station KEXP, and have had their debut single 'Hands' receive over 500k streams. Their' debut album Picture Him Protecting You, which came out 7.12 .18 via Fresh Selects, can be described in the duo’s own words, “I’m not looking for a cure for my loneliness - maybe just some good medicine.”
Bucolic Distortion. A lover’s Indian Burn. An Arctic Sun Tan. Aan’s music is both mordant and gorgeous. It is the product of a boy’s lust for companionship, isolated in the rural confines of a backwards Continental Divide. Aan is the music of someone whose love of love is ever apparent, but whose fear of it is just as strong. What comes from that love and fear is something original, modern, and brutally honest.

Aan’s Portland, Oregon home has been the band’s sonic forum since the fall of 2006, when songwriter Bud Wilson first started recording under the bedroom moniker “Amor Ad Nauseum”. As the songs tightened and enriched, it was necessary for the outfit to expand in number. Finally in 2008 it was realized and Aan was a three piece, incorporating layers of instrumentation and embracing modern mediums.

The trio shares duties on myriad music makers; Texas transplants Reese Lawhon and Mica Rapstien take turns drumming, plucking and picking. Between the swells and low-end synthetic bursts, rich vocal harmonies abound between the boys, queuing likenesses to certain animal- based modern avant-pop groups. Somewhere in this mix of maligned sexual impulse and unrestrained infatuation there is love and vulnerability. The songs speak because the silence says too much.

2010 finds Aan on the cusp of their first official release with local artist collective label “Infinite Front”, home to releases by some of Portland’s finest creative luminaries; Castanets, Dragging an Ox Through Water, Ghost to Falco, Ah Holly Fam’ly, Ohioan and many more to come. It looks to be a busy year, with tours planned throughout the West Coast of the United States, and another release before year’s end.