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TAP Interview: The Drowning Men’s James Smith (Playing Mercury Lounge in NYC 10/27)

October 15, 2012 The Audio Perv 4

Five piece, California, indie-rock band, The Drowning Men are setting out on a US headline tour during the months of October and November. Our writer Cassandra Paiva caught up with guitarist James Smith right at the beginning of the tour. Read as they talk about touring, technique, and transvestites.
Fun fact: James and Cassandra unknowingly grew up literally a few miles away from each other. He recognized her area code and asked about it, to find out she lives in …

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Album Review: The Drowning Men – “All Of The Unknown”

August 13, 2012 The Audio Perv 0


By Cassandra Paiva

All of The Unknown, the third album from California’s The Drowning Men, promises a fresh, fun sound that would mix well at anything from an indie-rock gig, to a folk fest, to a punk cabaret.

First two tracks “Lost In A Lullaby” and “The Waltz” have a more indie feel, almost like something Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull would create, but a lot more clean cut, not as gritty and grimy. The upbeat instrumentals and story-like imagery …

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Silversun Pickups, Passion Pit, Girl Talk and Beirut To Headline This Year’s Musicfest NW in Portland

May 30, 2012 The Audio Perv 0

Willamette Week is thrilled to announce the lineup for MusicfestNW 2012, now in its 12th year of showcasing the finest in national and regional music in one of the most compelling urban areas in the country.

MusicfestNW is once again returning to the historic Pioneer Courthouse Square—Portland’s civic living room—for three picturesque outdoor headlining performances at Levi’s Pioneer Stage headlined by shoegazing alternative rockers Silversun Pickups (Sunday, Sept. 9), mashup superstar Girl Talk (Saturday, Sept. 8), and the world …