Local Portland bands the Thermals, Decemberists--and sort of local acts Spoon, She & Him, and Death Cab for Cutie--are taking part in the Insound 20.
This limited-edition run of posters, shirts, and hoodies feature custom designs for 20 bands in all, with profits benefiting 826 NYC, Dave Eggers' nonprofit writing community center. The Jason Munn designs are pretty cool, as if they really needed to twist my arm into buying more band merchandise.
End Hits: A thumb-hole in every hoodie.
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