Eyelids CD Release, The Minders, Denim Wedding

Eyelids CD Release, The Minders, Denim Wedding

Thu, October 30, 2014

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Eyelids
Eyelids
“Scholars of sunshine pop” - Keith Cameron, Mojo

"A whirlwind of tangled acoustic and electric guitars that gets stuck in your head and continues to spin long after the tune is over" – NPR Heavy Rotation

Portland band Eyelids have a collective history creating music for some of the most legendary indie songwriters. Longtime friends and principle songwriters John Moen (Decemberists) and Chris Slusarenko (Guided by Voices, Boston Spaceships) channel their teenage Paisley Underground obsession and love of New Zealand / Flying Nun guitar buzz into a sound they describe as, “sweet melodies and bummer vibes.”

Immediately following sold-out pressings of three 7” and the 2014 full length 854, Eyelids will release a new self-titled EP on June 23 (Jealous Butcher / Schizophonic Records). Produced by Peter Buck, Eyelids will be available digitally and limited edition colored vinyl with a download card featuring three exclusive live videos (including Stephen Malkmus performing “Hey Joe” w/ Eyelids).
The Minders
The Minders
Released in September of 2016, Into the River is the Minder’s fourth full length studio album, and the band’s first release in ten years. The 11 tracks featured here were engineered and produced by Larry Crane (Tape Op/ Jackpot! Recording Studio, Elliott Smith, The Go-Betweens) the production incorporates a varied array of songs, some accompanied with string arrangements. Into the River picks up where the band left off from its last release (Bright Guilty World, 2006). Larry Crane’s expert engineering and producing hands are in evidence, with lush string arrangements that help paint a deep emotional back drop to the song craft that has become The Minder’s trade mark. Into the River is the most ambitious studio effort by The Minders, and it is on this record that the band has arrived with their best album to date. For this Jackpot! Anniversary Celebration The Minders will be joined by strings and brass for select songs.
The indie pop group, The Minders, was formed in Denver, Colorado in 1995 by Martyn Leaper. The band started out as a recording project with Robert Schneider (The Apples in Stereo) producing the first single (“Build”) which was released in early 1996 on the Elephant 6 imprint. The Minders quickly became a live act, and a follow- up single (“Paper Plane”) was released later in 1996, when the band quickly gained popularity as a new member of the growing Elephant 6 collective. The Minders would release four singles before delivering their first full-length album, Hooray for Tuesday, in 1998 on SpinART records.
The Minders’ sound has evolved over the years. From its simple garage origins, the group has grown to incorporate complex arrangements that harken back to the heady days of the sixties and seventies baroque pop music. Since 1998, the Minders have resided in Portland, Oregon, and have released six albums, two album collections of singles, and 11 EP’s and singles, all of which have tackled different styles of pop and new wave.
Denim Wedding
Denim Wedding
Since forming in 2009 in Portland, OR, Denim Wedding has solidified into a songwriting collaboration between Jennifer Faust & Brian Kunkel. Combining tight vocal harmonies with spacious guitars, DW develops a saturated and captivating sound. The drumming of Josh Mathys brings a percussive energy to the 3-piece.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
http://secretsociety.net/