Grey Fiction: An alternative rock band from Portland, OR, with a sound crafted of heartache, power, and urgency that captures “an indie contemporary vibe” (Chelsi Archibald, Indie Ogden). They strive to create thoughtful music, deeply rooted in empathy and emotion; equal parts headphone escapism and cultural mirror.
Salvo Idly: To Salvo Idly is an oxymoron. The word salvo means “a sudden burst” and opposites the word idly, meaning “leisurely.” The output of Salvo Idly can sound like a debate between epic payoffs and near-classical melodies, for a haunting and energetic sound that one would be tempted to call pop, were it not so unique.
While it is the complexities of the music that draw your attention, it is the lyrics that hold it. Modulations, quick ascents, and quicker descents become a trademark of the Portland trio. In Salvo Idly melodies glide beneath introspective and existential prose, which, occasionally drops out completely letting only the music speak.
The Mighty Missoula: In a saturated world of instrumental post-rock bands, The Mighty Missoula are keeping things simple as a three-piece. Like their namesake, which triggered cataclysmic flooding of the Pacific Northwest, they produce lush and temperamental streams of soundtrack-esque nostalgia.
In live performances, they aim to infuse the patience of Japan’s MONO and Scotland’s Mogwai with a dash of late-90s era Indie Rock.
The Mighty Missoula recently released their debut EP “Au Nord”