Disco Volante is a band from Portland, OR, formed in 2014 by Portland State University students Joel Buckle, Thomas Guerena, and Jordan Dardis with Jayme Rogers joining soon after. Their sound pays homage to the post-punk genre of the 80’s and its revival in the early aughts. However, Disco Volante breaks into a tangent of their own by blending 60’s pop elements with expressive film score inspired arrangements. The result is a cinematic sound that naturally gravitates toward the film noir.
Head Portals (SLC)
Hailing from Salt Lake City, Head Portals crafts cannabis fueled indie-rock, steeped in modern malaise. Compared to indie pioneers Built To Spill and Modest Mouse by both fans and critics. Over the past year they’ve had the pleasure of opening for Calvin Johnson, Chad VanGaalen, and Ian Sweet. Their 3rd album Please Be Kind is expected to arrive in early August.