Souvenir Driver / Daydream Machine – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – March 21st, 2017

Souvenir Driver / Daydream Machine

New Belgium Presents Mississippin' w/ double-header album release show for PDX psych rock bands

Souvenir Driver / Daydream Machine


Tue, March 21, 2017

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


This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats

Souvenir Driver
Souvenir Driver
Portland-based group Souvenir Driver label their sound as "bliss-pop", a self-professed hybrid of shoegaze, post-punk, new wave, psych, and pretty much whatever else they're digging at the moment. That philosophy results in a free and adventurous sound throughout their new album Living Water. As their third release, Living Water finds the band's sound at its fullest during an opportune time, fresh off local PDX acclaim and starting to accelerate in terms of national recognition. While the band's sound is distinctive, there is a resemblance to post-punk revivalists in the vein of Lower Dens and early Interpol, particularly because they have the ability to alternate between moments of shimmering beauty and hauntingly developmental post-rock. The use of deliciously reverbed guitar lines, nocturnal synths, and Nate Wey's translucent vocals certainly add to it all, as well.

"A wonderfully moody panorama of reverb-y dream pop."

"A sugary tribute to bands with a sour edge, namely Sonic Youth and Spacemen 3."

"Ahead of the curve."
Daydream Machine
Daydream Machine
Daydream Machine (Jsun Adams, Matthew Strange, B. Mild, Cat Hoch, Josh Kalberg, Jonathan Allen) combines the lush sounds of shoegaze and neo-psychedelia with the jutting angles and dance beats of post-punk. Layers of guitars, vocals, flute and keyboards shimmer above the driving drumbeat. The results, like magic in fairy tales and Fantasia are unpredictable. Daydream Machine owes a lot to a lot of people. “Dawn” is a cover of a Frankie Valli song dragged through the Jesus and Marychain, the Ronettes and the Beach Boys. The guitars don’t follow the usual rhythm lead strategy. Strange’s winding leads overlay the rhythm and textured sounds created by Jason Adams and Jonathan Allen with his plethora of guitar pedals. In this, notes of Spacemen 3 scratch against the fuzzy backdrop of Galaxie 500.
Melt is a psychedelic rock band that was formed in October 2014 in Portland Oregon by front man Jeff Tang. The original lineup consisted of Jeff, Ryan Lella, Ted Parker, and Nik Barnaby. However through the years Nik and Ryan have departed. Dan Bedell and Daniel McIntyre have joined in their places. Since 2014 they have released multiple EPs and cassettes (Black Gold, Funhouse) as well as completed multiple West Coast and Southwest tours."

Words from others:
"We're sharing a fresh new track off Melt's upcoming release. 'Black Gold' is a quick diddy that rides on a more mellow, almost 60's era melody with an incredibly catchy hook. With a run time of just about 2 minutes, it'll leave you wishing it was twice that long for sure."
—Cervante Pope

"There’s a clear-eyed force, a conviction here, that just isn’t
present in so much contemporary garage. Rather than some coy tease, they bring the goods... Jeff’s sense of melody reveals a ton of time listening to the 60’s garage classics. The harmonies are spot on, the beats, the addition of keyboards is great. There’s power here, it makes you bang your head. It feels pretty damn authentic, considering it’s being made in 2016 and not 1968. The songs are pop, they rock hard, they bounce, they swing..."
—Matthew Dinaro

"Melt's single, 'Take a Walk,' coming off their upcoming FunHouse tape, takes a fuzzier surf route to the genre, with Jeff Tang's vocals being refreshingly nostalgic to the genre's predecessors."
—Deli Magizine