Tag Archives: Oregon

They Told Me by Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside


Interesting video. My take on it, is the man is wrestling with the woman inside him, and she’s winning.

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside serve up a hotplate of Rockabilly smothered with angst and a side of old fashioned cool. This is off their latest album, Untamed Beast.

This Rockabillyesque band are my current favourite. They’ve released 3 albums thus far, all chock-full of great tunes to blast out your vintage car while cruising down the highway on a hot Sunday afternoon. If you like this tune, hurry out and pick up all 3 of their albums.


The Bachelor And The Bride by The Decemberists


A great video using animated silhouettes, reminds me of a great movie titled, The Adventures of Prince AchmedAnd when the music ends the animation and credits continue.

Lead singer, Colin Meloy, has a voice you cannot mistake for anyone other than him. This is a typical slice of Decemberists‘ music. It’s off their second album, Her Majesty the Decemberists.

They’re an American folk band from Portland, Oregon, who’ve released 5 albums and 7 EPs (2 of them live). Their acoustic guitar driven music make them the perfect soundtrack for Sunday afternoons. And even though they’re indie, they’re scheduled to appear on an upcoming episode of the Simpsons (Dec 2nd). So I guess they’ve made the grade.

A Pillar of Salt by The Thermals


An everything but the kitchen sink video.

The Thermals offer up a great indie-punk song for you to mosh to. This is off their third album, The Body, the Blood, the Machine.

They’ve released 5 studio albums, and many EPs and singles. Most of their songs are made up of 3/4 indie-punk, 1/4 nerd-rock. They’re from the west-coast USA, and their latest release (Sep 2010)  is an album called Personal Life which has a cleaner more pop feeling to it.