We have something to tell you: We love you. And we love Portland – It’s complicated. But what better way to express our true feelings than with a mixtape. Featuring some of our very favorite Portland (and Seattle) bands – bands you may not have heard of yet, but ones we think you definitely should – the Shwood Mixtape #1 escorts you into a world that exists both down in dank Portland basements and under shimmering disco balls on polished dance floors.
From AAN’s ethereal, experimental pop and Pigeons’ fiddle-laced indie-rock to Sex Life’s party-starting electro-boogie and Reporter’s dark, post-punk influenced house, this mixtape serves as a cross section of Portland’s incredibly vibrant and diverse music scene that is virtually overflowing with exciting new bands. If you find something you enjoy –and we think you will- catch them on their next tour through your town, buy their album, or just ‘Like’ them on Facebook. Just please enjoy.