Conceived in 2009 as a way to regain control and direction in her music career, Focus! Focus! is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer, Elly Swope. Based in Portland, OR, Swope writes, performs, and record all parts for Focus! Focus! in her home studio in Portland, OR, giving her the space and time to experiment with many different influences and sounds. The result is a unique and dynamic genre dubbed after the studio it was created in: Fuzzfolk.
Starover Blue is a dream pop band from Portland, OR. After meeting in the music department at San Jose State nearly a decade ago, founding members Kendall Sallay and Dirk Milotz began their musical partnership and quickly became inseparable. Live, they pull from a multi-faceted discography, creating sets that compliment a spectrum of bands, from mathy indie rock groups like The Velvet Teen, to delicate, haunting dream pop acts like Orenda Fink. Their search for a music community more aligned with their somber-yet-pop-driven aesthetic has taken them from San Jose, CA to Portland, where they now live.
Finally North is an alternative indie rock band based out of Portland, OR. The band’s penchant for indie rock ‘n roll music fused tightly with modern production styles gives birth to a unique but recognizable sound… all of its own. After moving from San Jose, CA to work with producer Norvin Johnson of Portland’s very own dBNation, the group is proud to release their newest single, “Nosferatu”, from the upcoming Secret Things EP.