Sunday, October 16, 2011

Rose City Rose


For most bands with a vintage style, hindsight is 20/20. Not the Tomorrow People. This exciting new trio from Portland made a debut record that is a veritable time machine to the 1970s, quixotically imitating the Beach Boys and T. Rex baggage with the glory. And it is awesome.

I wrote a preview of their CD release show last week for The Oregonian, and here is the extended ending that didn't make it in the final piece:

“It's been the most inspiring time of my life, really,” Geare says, and he's not just talking about making music. It sounds like some Portland-area women helped out with the sexually-charged tunes on the album. “Dating down in LA is not the same thing,” he says. “Girls are way more awesome here.”

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