Hylian was formed in Northern Utah during late 2014. Inspired by a large list of high energy guitar-based acts, the band draws inspiration from each and consciously leaves it at that, avoiding limiting themselves to a single sound. The band’s founding members (vocalist Tanner Isom and guitarist Jake Nelson) started the project after confirming studio time with Landon Tewers (The Plot in You). Later, they recruited Hector Guadarrama (guitar), Carlo Gutierrez (bass), and Logan Sullivan (drums) to complete a 5-piece ensemble in order to perform tracks from their first record, Landscapes (2015). After locally promoting and minor self-booked touring, the band returned to Landon in the spring of 2017 to record their second album, which is due to release early this year on Tribune Music.
Easy There Tiger smashes tight funk rhythms into fuzz-driven stoner rock.
Shoring: The sound of Portland’s band Shoring is like an authentic boulevardier with a generous pour of aged Americana. All of Shoring’s arrows are pointed at classy, pure, and original independent music. From Kostenborder’s emotive playing on his vintage Ludwig kit to Bergstrom’s brassy and immediately relatable vocals, listeners find a place to settle and free themselves of the immediacy of a hectic life.
From early on, the band formed around a common gravity toward artists like Dylan, Springsteen, and The Doors. Along with Knopfler-esque lead guitar, vintage keys, and delay drenched guitars, Shoring soaks the listener in warm sunlight and analog artistry.
As the industry continues to be saturated with fame-seekers and cookie cutter hit-makers, Shoring’s focus is to simply stand alongside anyone willing to lean in and listen.