Modern Kin - Live from the Banana Stand will be released Tuesday, September 16th. Until then, please enjoy the preview track, "Big Enough To Cook."

Book them, as soon as possible.

It only took us about 30 seconds to make a decision about Modern Kin. The band's self-titled debut impressed us immediately with its distinctive, confident performances and rich production. Heavier and weirder than local Americana or folk, and with more folk and gospel influences than Portland's indie-rock offerings, Modern Kin has a sound purely its own. It was a sound we knew we had to get into Banana Stand as quickly as we could.

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Spilt Milk

Spilt Milk

The memory of The We Shared Milk that sticks out the most takes place in a defunct bar that’s now the extended version of the Jam on Hawthorne. One of the members is asking me if I can get them cocaine. We’re pretty familiar at this point, having put out an album and probably been drunk at a show somewhere, sometime.

I can’t. I wish I could. I really wish I could. That would be cool. But, I can’t. I can get them weed, or mushrooms, maybe. Maybe acid, if I try hard enough. But, not cocaine. Good cocaine connects are hard to come by the Pacific Northwest, and even then, the coke is pretty shitty.

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PSOM 2014: Radiation City, Hustle and Drone, TxE, DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid

PSOM 2014: Radiation City, Hustle and Drone, TxE, DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid

Radiation City will be joined by rising stars Hustle & Drone, hip-hop trio TxE, and local-dance-favorites DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid to celebrate Portland State University's Portland State of Mind Concert.

The all-ages event will be held on Saturday, October 18th from 6pm to Midnight inside the Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom. Advance tickets are free to PSU students, $10 for the general public online, and $15 at the door. Tickets are available for purchase online at: http://bit.ly/psom2014

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New Release: Eidolons - Live from the Banana Stand

Eidolons - Live from the Banana Stand

Eidolons - Live from the Banana Stand will be available June 24th. Until then, please enjoy the preview track, "Gross Towel." Eidolons play Mississippi Studios on Wednesday, July 30th to mark the release of a new double-EP. You should be there

Eidolons are one of the best young bands in Portland, and I feel lucky to say that this live record is also one of Banana Stand's best.

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New Release: Alameda - Live from the Banana Stand

Alameda - Live from the Banana Stand

Alameda - Live from the Banana Stand will be released in physical form on Thursday, June 5th at Mississippi Studios. Please enjoy the preview track "A Violence," available in advance of the June 10th digital release.

Alameda is one of our favorite acts in Portland's folk scene, and the group's live record and videos demonstrate why. They just seem so natural. Two of our favorite qualities are authenticity and sincerity, and you can't help feel that when you listen or view.

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Banana Stand & Double Dragon Team-Up for Secret Summer Series

Banana Stand & Double Dragon Team-Up for Secret Summer Series

Banana Stand is proud to curate a free, weekly summer series at Double Dragon, featuring select, secret guests performing at the critically-acclaimed restaurant and bar. Usually closed on Mondays, Double Dragon will open at 6pm to host the special event and offer a limited menu of late night favorites along with low-priced craft cocktails. Though we're best known for our secret recordings, we're excited to highlight incredible performers to a more public audience at one of the best places in town. 

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New Release: Gaytheist - Live from the Banana Stand

Gaytheist - Live from the Banana Stand

 

We're fucking thrilled to relase Gaytheist - Live from the Banana Stand on Tuesday May 6th, 2014 at Mississippi Studios as part of our quartlerly curated Red Bull Sound Select series, featuring Russian Circles & Witch Mountain! RSVP for the show today to get in for just $3 -- free copies of the album will be given away to attendees while supplies last! The band will also be playing a free, all-ages show inside Music Millennium on Sunday May 4th. Until then, enjoy the preview track "I Quit."

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New Release: Polyrhythmics - Live from the Banana Stand

Polyrhythmics - Live from the Banana Stand

 

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."

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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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