If you liked the Polyphonic Spree but thought they were just a liiitttle too much, you’ll love Typhoon. And if you like Conor Oberst’s plaintive songwriting but want to feel happy instead of down, you’ll really love Typhoon. Listen here, folks, for true epic beauty. This track, “The Honest Truth” is from Typhoon’s new album A New Kind of House, which came out in early March.
After seeing so many (great) bands with a lead singer/bass/guitar/drum configuration, Typhoon’s many pieces form a refreshing and exciting sound. After listening to A New Kind of House, all I want is more Typhoon.
See them tonight at the Doug Fir. It’s only $12 and the proceeds benefit a great cause. You can purchase A New Kind of House here for the low price of $3.50!
Liz recently returned to her hometown of Portland, OR from San Francisco, where she wrote consumer product reviews forWired magazine. Writing about music has been a lifelong dream for her. She learned about music from her supercool sisters in the '80s, who exposed her to everything from Pet Shop Boys to Slaughter. Known for remembering every song she hears, Liz can never ignore lyrics, which can either make or break a song, in her opinion. When not rocking out at shows, Liz spends time singing a lot of karaoke and playing Rock Band. She can't help being a nerd, okay?
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