Polyrhythmics - Live from the Banana Stand will be available from all finer digital retailers on April 22nd. In the meantime, please enjoy the preview track, Labrador.

Horns are up front. That's what I remember from the stage directions we received from Polyrhythmics. It's a good metaphor for this band's sound. Polyrhythmics' groove -- and, believe me, Polyrhythmics do groove -- is driven by their fantastic rhythm section. But, the band puts their horns up front. And they rip.

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New Release: Brownish Black - Live from the Banana Stand

Brownish Black - Live from the Banana Stand

 

Brownish Black - Live from the Banana Stand will be released on CD Thursday, March 6th at a record release show also featuring Minden and Ancient Heat (rad!) and to all digital retailers on Tuesday, March 11th. While you're waiting for that, please enjoy the preview track, "Footsteps."

As a fan of indie rock almost to a fault, Brownish Black were a welcome surprise when I first glimpsed them through the door of The Knife Shop a few years ago. The performance was phenomenal, and kind of a throwback -- it was soul music! They actually got people moving, driven by the ripping horns, an excellent rhythm section, and the leadership of the dynamic M.D. Sharbatz and the vivacious Mz. V.

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New Release: Tartufi - Live from the Banana Stand

Tartufi - Live from the Banana Stand

Before closing out what has been the best year in Banana Stand's history, we're happy to release the final album from our 2012 achives with San Franicso's Tartufi. Praised by several of our favorite musicans in Portland, the band stunned an intimate audience in August of last year with their inredibly intricate, yet very accessible experimental, pyschedelic rock. The trio's heavy, never miandering drive keeps songs fresh into the seven-minute-plus tracks, and combined with their ability to land the cascading changes, it's no wonder they've been winning over listeners in the Bay Area for over a decade

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New Release: Radiation City - Live from the Banana Stand

Radiation City - Live from the Banana Stand

Radiation City - Live from the Banana Stand will be released in limited edition albums through CD Baby on Thursday, November 7th at Neumos in Seattle. Advance tickets are available to purchase online.

There's not a hint of hyperbole when we say that this record is one of the best we've ever recorded. If you're a fan of Portland music, you likely well know the talents of the Radiation City. But to hear their exprectly crafted doom-pop be carried out nearly perfect in a live setting is truly remarkable. 

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New Release: Live from the Banana Stand Vol. 2

Live from the Banana Stand Vol. 2

We're so proud to be able to present Live from the Banana Stand Vol. 2, a compilation of some of the amazing bands we've been lucky enough to work with over the last several months. As with Live from the Banana Stand Vol. 1, we'll be giving away 1,000 free copies of the compilation thanks to some incredible sponsors. For one week only, we'll have limited-edition copies of the album at a series of shows around Portland. We hope to see you out as many of the events as possible! Also, if you order any Lonesome's pizza from Sept. 1st - 8th, your pie comes with a free digital download!

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New Release: Old Age - Live from the Banana Stand

Old Age - Live from the Banana Stand

Old Age - Live from the Banana Stand will be released on Tuesday, July 16th at Bunk Bar as part of a special, double-album release show for the band's studio EP as well. Supporting acts for the evening include The We Shared Milk along with Charts. 9pm, $5, 21+.

We had heard great things about Old Age before we ever heard their music. Hailing from Corvallis, Oregon, the band has a great reputation for putting on shows outside of Portland - a much needed service for up-and-coming bands looking to find more listeners. Of course, after we heard their music, we knew we had to get them in to record. 

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New Release: And And And - Live from the Banana Stand

And And And - Live from the Banana Stand

And And And - Live from the Banana Stand was released on Tuesday, May 21st at Bunk Bar with support from Sama Dams

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‘Arrested Development’ Returns Party + CD Baby Sponsorship!

‘Arrested Development’ Returns Party + CD Baby Sponsorship!

We feel like the Belle of the ball this week. If you haven't already seen the news over on Hypebot, we announced a new sponsorship deal with CD Baby!

Plus, we're just days away from our Arrested Develpment Returns Party at Holocene on May 8th!

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New Release: Minden - Live from the Banana Stand

Minden - Live from the Banana Stand

Minden - Live from the Banana Stand was released on CD 4/20 at the benefit show for BARK at Kelly's Olympian, which also features Genders and Sama Dams. The digital release is out on 4/23. Please also enjoy the live videos for "On Assignment" and "Monolith" made in collaborating with our partners Collective-47 Productions.

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New Release: Good Band Is Good - Episode 11 - The Thermals

Good Band Is Good - Episode 11 - The Thermals

Hi, this is a Good Band Is Good. A podcast about music in Portland, Oregon.

In this episode of Good Band Is Good, Hutch Harris, Kathy Foster, and Westin Glass - The Thermals - talk to us about about their new record Desperate Ground, the band's history, and what it's like to be a band as popular as The Thermals.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra Talks About Touring, New Album, and Weed

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Talks About Touring, New Album, and Weed

Easy one of our favorite bands of all time with only two albums out, Unknown Mortal Orchestra (appearing in Portland at the Aladdin Theater) are something of Portland legend around these parts. Bass player Jake Portrait has worked with The Dandy Warhols and variety of other bands as a producer, and plays in the incredibly hip Blouse. Lead-singer Ruban Nielson's first group, Mint Chicks, was the envy of every band in town while still together. 

It's not out of the question to call us super-fans. So be it. 

Following our interviews with The Thermals and Portugal. The Man, we reached out to the group, and Nielson was kind enough to answer some questions that we hoped to get placed on a site larger than ours. But, as that fell through, we were excited to repurpose the content here, figuring any fans of Banana Stand would love to get some greater insight into one of the city's most popular, yet one of the more elusive bands.

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