Mattress – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – July 1st, 2016

Mattress

Mississippin with minimal, dark electronic artist based in PDX releasing new album

Mattress

Coronation, Dommengang

Fri, July 1, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$5 ADV & DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

Mattress
Mattress
Heavy Duty By Josiah Hughes/Exclaim Magazine (Canada) Portland's Mattress centres on the claustrophobic bedroom soul of weirdo Rex Marshall and his synthesiser. But on Heavy Duty, his debut full-length for Edmonton's Reluctant Recordings, his minimal, dark electro beats take a backseat to his sinister songwriting. Opener "Pollution" sets the tone with its eerie sounds and hopeless lyrics, while "Go Ahead and Litter" almost gets dance-y, with its dead funk guitar drone. The real gem is closing track "Bring It Down," with its heavy synths and melodic singing, showing a little heart amidst the creepiness. Limited to 300 and featuring shiny artwork courtesy of the Doers' Sean Maxey, this is a rare treat in outsider pop.
Coronation
Coronation is a duo consisting of long time Northwest musicians, Joshua Blanchard and Andy Brown. Andy Brown cut his teeth with many bands, including Seattle space rock pioneers, Jessamine, and Southern Lord recording artists Fontanelle. Joshua Blanchard played with Synth-punks Point Line Plane and Psychedelic act, Plants.

The duo released their debut album Rumor, earlier this year on Warble Records. The record brings together elements of Synth pop, Italian disco and up tempo New Romantic crooning into a tasty aural blend that's both fresh and familiar. Rumor delivers a rare instance of electronic based music that's written in real time, with real instruments, and without the use of sequencers. While most dance music lives in the thrill of the moment, Coronation explores what happens the day of the party and divulges autobiographical tales of broken relationships, hangovers, and burning the candle at both ends.
Dommengang
Dommengang
Dommengang’s music is expansive and driving. The band’s songs are propelled by a killer rhythm section and fronted by Sig Wilson, a mainstay of the Pacific Northwest psych scene. He is joined by Brian Markham and Adam Bulgasem, themselves life-long musicians and connected to the DIY scenes on the West and East coasts. While the trio’s affection for electric blues and proto-punk bombast is clear, their music abandons traditional song structures and replaces their recognizable tropes with progressive frameworks.