Five Great Bands From Portland You Need to Know

With the recent announcement of two more seasons of Portlandia as well as new albums from beloved bands like Typhoon, Radiation City, and Wampire, Portland is likely going to remain the subject of a thousand thinkpieces from here until the end of the decade. Want to stay well ahead of the curve when it comes to the music scene in the Rose City? Check out these five local acts that are already the talk of the town, but will be on the lips of the world’s tastemakers soon enough.

1. Woolen Men

This garage-pop trio has only recently decided to clean up its act, sonically speaking. After years of fuzzy analog weirdness courtesy of many short run cassette releases, the Woolen Men made the leap to the semi-big time with their self-titled LP out earlier this year on Woodsist. The grit of their jangled guitars and rough-hewn harmonies is still evident, but polished just so for easy consumption.

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