Making Marks: Here are Portland's Art-Makers to Watch This Spring
Another week, another Mercury music section to flip through while you assemble your skull artwork with nothing more than a few hundred cassettes. See? There is hope for the music industry.
Ironic? No. British? Oh, yeah. Art Brut tickle the fancy of our resident Red Coat, Matt Davis. What's next? Yours truly writing a news story about sit/lie regulations? That's a law about napping, right?
Art Brut - "Alcoholics Unanimous"
Spoiler alert: At the end of this World's Greatest Ghost article, you'll find out that the band has been dead all along.
World's Greatest Ghost - "The Royal Court"
The good news is that Sallie Ford sings like Olive Oyl from Popeye. The bad news is that Bluto just kidnapped her and sold her to the Sea Hag.
Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside - "This Town"
A n00b's guide to the Fall into Darkness metal festival. It's three days of pure metal, so please bring a change of ear plugs and black T-shirts with illegible band logos on them.
YOB - "Doom #2"
End Hits: Brits, ghosts, cartoon characters with eating disorders, and heshers.
Get the best of the Mercury each week in your inbox!