Tender Age – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – July 8th, 2018

Tender Age

Ecliptic Brewing Presents a $5 Bill w/ experimental PDX lo-fi wizards releasing a new LP

Tender Age

The Wild Body, Chip Scout

Sun, July 8, 2018

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


This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats

Tender Age
Tender Age
Tender Age’s particular brand of noise-infused pop music feels like being pulled into an automatic car wash, but instead of hot multi-colored foam, it's guitars coating you, and after being blown dry you emerge from the tunnel shimmering and glossy. The music can feel as euphoric at times as it does dark and complicated at others. Indeed, balancing contradictions is what the band does best. They juxtapose beauty with dissonance, punctuate accessible melodies with dense noise freakouts, and write cryptic vocals that come across as deeply personal while being vague enough to be universally relatable. Fans of Sonic Youth, The Breeders, and My Bloody Valentine will appreciate common threads they love about those bands weaving throughout Tender Age’s music, but with a refreshing lack of genre clichés or tribute band vibes.

The Portland, Oregon five piece have released a pair of 7” singles and a 12" EP since the band first formed in 2013. Since a lineup change in 2017 brought Olives to the band, the group has experienced a new level of cohesion and a wave of productivity that resulted in Becoming Real Forever, the band’s first full length release, as well as a yet to be titled EP that has already been written and recorded that is likely to come out this Fall.

Tender Age on "Becoming Real Forever" (slated for release 7/8/18) -
Tender Age recorded Becoming Real Forever themselves using a 16-track tape machine in a cabin they transformed into a makeshift all-analog recording studio on the Oregon coast over two weeks in mid 2017. They snaked mic cables through heating vents in the wood paneling and along the worn shag carpet under doors, tracking everything live in the living room as tourists walked by gawking through a huge picture window, bewildered by the racket emanating from within. It doesn’t sound like a “beach” album, but it’s deeply connected to the sunny, dreary Oregon coast and to the experiences the band had sharing that weird little cabin with each other and the friends who visited them.
The Wild Body
The Wild Body
It is the chasm lying between being and non-being, over which it is impossible for logic to throw any bridge that, in certain forms of laughter, we leap.

Nicholas Quiller - Drums//
Rebecca Rassmussen - Bass/Vocs//
Mike Eff - Guitar/Vocs
Chip Scout