Log Across the Washer – Live from the Banana Stand is now available. Download it, it’s great! And we have a sneaking suspicion that many of the songs have hidden references to David Lynch works. So, yeah, that’s pretty fucking cool.
Our first show of 2012 treated us to an early look at one of Portland’s most talented new bands.
We were surprised when Tyler Keene left AndAndAnd, Willamette Week’s best new band in Portland last year. His departure had to be for something special. We didn’t know how special until we checked out the excellent self-titled LP from his new project, Log Across the Washer. It immediately became a favorite here at Banana Stand. The third track in particular — The Emmys — was one of our favorite songs to come out of Portland music in 2011.
We couldn’t have asked for a better act to inaugurate our redesigned space. Excellent performances from Keene, drummer Steve Schob and guitarist/saxophonist created a dreamy, haunting performance that captivated us all. After, Keene’s mixing and mastering work produced a work unique amongst the band’s releases.
Give it a listen. If you like it, download it using the links above. If you really like it, please donate some money via Bandcamp or our Paypal link in the sidebar. All proceeds to go support bands, mixers, and Banana Stand’s continued activities. -L
Log Across the Washer – Live from the Banana Stand was recorded before a live audience on January 21st, 2012 at the Banana Stand in Portland, Oregon. The album was mixed and mastered by Tyler Keene. Brian David Smith produced art for the album, which includes original photography from various ‘Standers and the original show poster, also by Brian. The Banana Stand would like to thank Log Across the Washer (Tyler, Jackson and Steve), all who participated in this album’s creation and anyone that has helped us out along the way.