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Portland, Oregon’s Brothers Young have this song. It’s called Good Deeds and you should really go and listen to it on their myspace page. If you are a fan of those songs that throw you into a trance and make you want to know “oh so much more” about the band performing the music, I highly reccommned checking it out. It has had me staring out the window all morning in deep contemplation.

Great song!

I like to give albums a couple of days of listening before I give any sort of judgement. A Weather’s latest didn’t need such absorption as it is absolutely wonderful. The songs jump from the album as heartfelt, emotional, ballads with a softness that grabs you immediately. I love this album. I also love the Portland music scene for continuing to deliver so many great bands!

There are so many aspects of Everyday Balloons that stand out to me. The slow swaying, wonderful, song Giant Stairs instantly grabbed me as the best track but, with further listening, contenders are definitely waiting in the wings. There is a slight Belle and Sebastian/Reindeer Section feel to the music and that is a great thing.

Check out their incredibly elaborate website here.

photo by Chris Mulliken

I have always been a fan of subtle, beautiful, guitar. I came across Huck Notari the other day and I have to admit that I am very impressed. What is in the water in Portland?

Huck Notari – I Want to Win

Oh, and here is a great cover of Little Lies by Anna Ternheim:

Anna Ternheim – Little Lies
Fleetwood Mac – Little Lies