Astro Tan – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – June 6th, 2018

Astro Tan

Jazzy psych rock from PDX!

Astro Tan

Meernaa, Laura Palmer's Death Parade

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Astro Tan
Astro Tan
You'd be forgiven for mistaking Astro Tan for British exports, from singer Sam Wegman's Blur-y vocals to the band's expansive sound. But the trio hails from Portland, founded in August 2013 and now ready to release its debut EP, "Soma." Lead track "Hips" drowns a guitar in reverb but keeps its vocals crisp, as a sax break and jazz gymnastics keeps the song from going up in psychedelic smoke. The rest of the collection continues the merger, blending sharp musicianship with daydream textures. It's lovely, languid stuff. - Oregon Live
Laura Palmer's Death Parade
Laura Palmer's Death Parade
When the cloudy fuzz of winter has finally seen its end, Laura Palmer's Death Parade comes out of the foggy mornings craving that sunshine, but from a distance, covering themselves with shade. The need to love something so bright but which burns your skin, giving you life and happiness until the sun sets, leaving you sunburned and longing for the cooling touch of the night.

Laura Palmer's Death Parade has come together by love and grief. With the strong family ties of Laura Hopkins and bassist Fredrick Ernest, there has been turmoil with founding member Michael Finn. Leaving the band when Laura was processing the loss of her step father and another dearest friend, Laura continued to dive into her grief by ways of her music. Laura invited in another heartbroken soul, close friend Benjamin Johnson, after his loss of the band Grandparents, turning their sounds into a collective process to search for the love that comes from within.

Sounding like the forgotten dreams and collective wails of lost lovers and realized romances, Laura swoons to the inner desires, leaving you to dive into your own memories and fantasies as she gives into her own. Backed by Frederick Ernest and Benjamin Johnson, the tonally perfected trio will spin you into an emotive collection of melody and authentic variety.