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Foam Castles invite you to Come Over to My House

Bitch all you want about the firehose of new music nowadays, but the lowered barriers to recording and distribution certainly do make it easier for artists to be a lot more playful in their releases.
Digital domicile
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 15, 2011

Gully + Foam Castles + Sunset Hearts at Empire Dine and Dance, January 8

Gully, Foam Castles, and Sunset Hearts at Empire was a veritable who's-who of the Portland indie rock scene.
Music seen
By AMANDA PLEAU  |  January 14, 2011

Toughcats at Frontier Café, Stephaniesid at One Longfellow Square, and more


Elsewhere, the irrepressible Toughcats play an intimate set at Frontier Café (14 Maine St., 207.725.5222) at 7 pm in Brunswick ($12), and Bjorkish and brooding...
By webteam  |  October 06, 2010
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Beer, boys and parking-meter woes

As if you needed proof that Ron Harrity is one busy man (see: new releases from If and It, Honey Clouds, Marie Stella), two more albums finished off in his South Portland studio hit the streets this season in advance of your summer road trips.
New anti-anthems from Foam Castles and the Rattlesnakes
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 18, 2010

Honey Clouds at the Big Easy


Hot off a successful CD-release party, Honey Clouds take their traveling college-rock show to the Big Easy, where they're joined by the perhaps-familiar-by-now Ohio post-rockers...
By webteam  |  June 09, 2010

One man’s picks for the BiMPys

Pffft. That Phoenix Best Music Poll is just a popularity contest!  
Handicapping the Best Music Poll
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 04, 2010


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Run for Cover

If there was ever the idea that Honey Clouds were just Harpswell Sound with a new rhythm section, let their sophomore album, Cover the Forest , dispel it forever.
Honey Clouds shake the trees and get noisy
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 28, 2010

Honey Clouds at SPACE with Tan Vampires + Foam Castles


Two major album-release events highlight tonight's concert calendar. First, the guitar-pop wizards of Honey Clouds drop their second full-length album, Cover the Forest (check out...
By webteam  |  May 26, 2010

Leaves of Life from Arborea, and other Portland music news

BUCK AND SHANTI CURRAN , the husband-and-wife team behind ethereal folk band ARBOREA , have been touring nearly non-stop and curating compilations right from their home base in Lewiston.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 21, 2010
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We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010
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Winged migration

Since their start in the middle of the decade, Brown Bird have been one of the region's go-to chamber-folk outfits, with a couple of dark and stormy albums earning them a following in various nooks of New England. The release of their latest album, Th
Brown Bird and South China fracture and cohere
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 04, 2009


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It takes a village

Treble Treble , a new 15-page photobook and 10-artist compilation album curated by local musician and budding photographer Joshua Loring, is the first concerted effort to market Portland's indie music scene.
... and a compilation album/photobook to raise a self-sustaining indie scene
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 27, 2009

The death of 'Do This,' and more

Photographer/songwriter/BOXY member JOSHUA LORING and SPACE GALLERY were awarded a grant by the MAINE ARTS COMMISSION to document the underground rock scene.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 20, 2009

Honey Clouds at North Star Music Café


Joy of joys, one of our most reliably satisfying indie-rock bands, Honey Clouds, have an 8 pm, $5 show at North Star Music Café with...
By webteam  |  October 07, 2009
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Last call

One of the big topics of social conversation in Portland last week was the anonymous Portland Point blog's ruthless, somewhat self-negating takedown of the Honey Clouds' May 23 CD-release show.
Bands come, go, and get bashed
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 05, 2009
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Falling into you

Between Ron Harrity's skills as recording engineer, label guru (Peapod Recordings), and guitarist/sideman, he's racking up an impressive resume (see the accompanying review of the Isobell record for more details), and the new Honey Clouds record just a
Something old, something new from Honey Clouds
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 22, 2009


Portland Music News: May 8, 2009

The weekend of May 23 is shaping up to be an important one in the local-music continuum.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 08, 2009

Dracula Zombie USA Yankee Ingenuity + Feel It Robot

The best way to warm up as the cold sets in is to have a dance party. Whether SPACE's Halloween costume ball or the spontaneous Obama victory celebration in Monument Square, it seems the colder it gets, the more Portlanders want to shimmy.
Music seen November 20, at SPACE Gallery  
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  November 26, 2008
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Being the boss

Talk about long-awaited: The new Phantom Buffalo record was recorded at Thundering Sky, down in South Berwick, over four days in August, 2005. That’s right, 2005 .
Another glimpse of the Phantom Buffalo
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 16, 2008
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Okay, I’m Biased

Is our local music scene actually better because so little national and international talent comes here?
Looking forward to a summer of Jerks, Phantoms, and Tules
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 18, 2008
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Good to great

Harrity attributes the reverb’s warmth to the location of the recording, but there is also a collective consciousness here.
Dead End Armory offer treasures by the ounce
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 07, 2008


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A Peapod grows in Portland

Harrity’s albums sound like the work of an invisible hand, and it’s apparent that he likes it that way.
A young label sports sonic wisdom
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 07, 2008

Other peas in the pod


In addition to the Brown Bird and Dead End Armory albums here are two recent Peapod releases
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 07, 2008
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Who's going to win?

I give you the BMP Tote Board, handicapping the big categories — because who doesn’t like reducing real life to betting lines?
2008 Portland Best Music Poll tote board
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 30, 2008
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Honey Clouds

At last! Honey Clouds, an indie-rock four-piece full of familiar faces, emerged from their year-long gestation to play their first show.
Music seen at Empire Dine and Dance, January 25, 2008
By IAN PAIGE  |  January 30, 2008
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A Peapod press

Really, you’d have to be crazy to launch a record label in these troubled musical times.
Ron Harrity launches a new label with discs from Blakeslee and Hughes
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 05, 2007


Portland scene report: August 10, 2007

Pfeifle’s some kind of weird ass-obsessed freak, apparently.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  August 08, 2007