The Breaking, Surrealized, Pacific Latitudes
Thu, Nov 2 at 9pm
- $6 advance / $8 day of show
The Pacific Northwest has long been known as a stronghold of alternative rock, although Portland’s relatively recent rise to cultural mecca has created something of a faddish scene that barely resembles its roots. Nonetheless, a band of ‘90s-raised Northwesterners from the Rose City still carry the torch that illuminated their upbringing. Their self-titled debut LP, The Breaking, is a testament to the depth of that artistic heritage.
Frontman Adam Sweeney, lead guitarist Tim Karplus and bassist Rick Bouvette form the core of the band, whose vintage sound is best defined by album opener Gone Electric. From its wall of rhythm guitars that honor the band’s more raucous influences to its undeniable pop chorus hook, the single represents a solid debut effort that is sure to remind listeners where alternative rock found its footing.
"Surrealized - electro/psych/synthwave/
SURREALIZED harkens back to the synth-pop/wave fueled 80's in one way, but crunches along in a guitar driven romp in other ways, while simultaneously drawing on dreamy, electrobeat driven, psychedelic anthems. Live Surrealized utilizes a vivid light show with multiple video projections that further enhance the psychedelic ambiance. Lyrically, as you might expect with a name such as “SURREALIZED” the songs are written and delivered in an almost coded manner speaking to the soul as much as the mind – all for the purpose of a higher, ethereal sense of communication. Surrealized has shared the stage with many national and international acts, most notably Bonobo, Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, Daedelus, Yippah and more."
An adventurous soundscape.
Droning guitars create a sonic monster of dark imagery.
-John Gourley, Portugal. The Man