Aan – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – July 24th, 2019

Aan

PDX favorites headline night one of the two-night LP release party for New Move's 'Paradise Hotel'

Aan

Laura Palmer's Death Parade, Michael Finn

Wed, July 24, 2019

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

$10 ADV / $12 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seating

Aan
Aan
Aan (short for "Amor ad nauseam") is a psychedelic-pop group from Portland, Oregon. On record, the heart of the group is songwriter/frontman Bud Wilson, and live they come together as an explosive five-piece ensemble. Wilson lives on a small farm several miles outside of town in a small house, surrounded by ducks, chickens, coyotes and trees, where he writes most of his songs. Although the end result is a long aural drive from anything resembling the countryside, the music retains the sincerity of that familial place – a feeling of home – a home that Wilson invites the world into through his new album, Losing My Shadow, out this spring on Fresh Selects.

Pastoral stomping grounds aside, Aan’s music puts forth a gritty, progressive, searing sonic boom of sound that might just be the exact wake-up call the current indie climate needs. Never one for taking the beaten path, Wilson opened himself up and dove head-first through the thicket when writing this latest offering. The album finds the singer/multi-instrumentalist parsing through his inner-most thoughts, feelings, and vices after the sudden passing of his father two years ago. At perhaps its most wrenching moments, the album deals with Wilson attempting to understand his mother’s perspective in this new world, without her partner for the first time. A therapeutic exercise as much as it is an exorcism, his all-too-personal storytelling reckons with the demons that often find their way in when one is living with grief, and how important it can be to cast them out before they consume the soul.

Taking a more personal approach on this album than on Aan's previous, more band-oriented records – this time out, Bud locked himself in a studio with producer/musician, Cameron Spies (Radiation City, Reptaliens, The Saxophones) for months on end, working together to build up, then deconstruct and re-tool these songs over and over, until they each reached their most vital and essential form.

Once the lightning was officially in the bottle, Aan teamed up with Portland's own Fresh Selects for the new album's release. Being a label more known for their introduction of groundbreaking artists in the worlds of modern R&B and beat music (SiR, Mndsgn, Charlotte Dos Santos, and Kadhja Bonet – to name a few) than they are for straight-forward rock acts, this partnership was an adventurous one for both parties alike, which seemed only right given the album's exploratory and daring resolve.

Aan – Losing My Shadow drops everywhere June 13th, 2019 on digital and cassette through Fresh Selects.
Laura Palmer's Death Parade
Laura Palmer's Death Parade
Laura Palmer’s Death Parade is songwriter/guitarist Laura Hopkins, bassist Frederick Ernest, drummer Benjamin Johnson, and synth player Eirinn Gragson. January 14th was the release date to their first full length album, “Among Us All”. Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Torch Toucher Recordings by Eric Crespo, the album sounds like the forgotten dreams and collective wails of lost lovers. Laura swoons with haunting vocals and twinkling guitars, with her band holding down the sway. "Among Us All" is available on Apple Music, Spotify and Bandcamp.
Michael Finn
Michael Finn
Video editor and audio engineer currently working at Flora Recording & Playback.