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07
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Portland, Oregon, USA

Portland, Oregon, USA

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hey dear reader, so last night we happened upon some house party a little ways north (?) of campus. local band the newspapers was playing there, and I have to say, they were pretty impressive. playing a set of dancy, catchy, pop-punk, their site claims they are a result of the shins + minus the bear, but they sound like they owe a great debt to portland locals the thermals (the best song of their set aped the hook to "here's your future" to good effect). check out their
myspace and listen to them, or listen to "lakeview", a song off their lakeview ep. it's a chill track with a nice use of delayed acoustic guitar and some glockenspiel action going on. - Pomegranate Pony


portland, OR. their t-shirt makes no sense. they're called newspapers and yet on the t-shirt is a motorcycle. gentle fragile sometimes, rocking out other times, always loaded with harmonies. sorta weird looking dudes. sweet name for a band. a bunch of stars or something for the rating. yea i'd play on radio show. - Advance Copy


"the Newspapers spur a youthful spirit with a diverse set of high-energy melancholic jangles and speedy synth ballads"
- Anika Sabin


...purveyors of fine indie-pop harmonies (think early Weezer with a Cheap Trick twist), (the) Newspapers. - Casey Jarman


Newspapers' EP, Lakeview, is here and it is a gem cut from the rich history of indie music made here under the gray skies. Six songs of rocking melodics, that move swiftly - imagine walking by a house, hearing the band through a screen door, and being drawn to walk up the steps and introduce yourself. Immediately comfortable because the music speaks to you directly, the lyrics are honest and the rhythms engaging. The EP holds garage riffs, pop melodies and that undeniable feeling that we had better fall in love while we still can." - 2013 Blog


Goodness, is the Newspapers' new EP Lake View ever so beautiful. Beginning with the title track, the Portland four piece ushers in a gentle acoustic melody, touched up with a vibrant dressing of glockenspiel and mandolin. Of course, one song later, the group seems to distance themselves from such a Boy Least Likely To sound with a rockabilly rave-up in "Devil's Dance Blues." Here, the band sounds decidedly more badass, blazing a trail of awesome riffs, attitude and swagger. With "Forest City," however, the band seems to combine the two perfectly, charging up for a streamlined, emotionally charged pop song with some undeniably great falsetto vocals, space-age synthesizers and disco funk guitar riffs. I know it's become clich-- to say that a release like this really makes any impending full-length seem all that much more tempting a proposition, but for this band in particular, I'm definitely marking my calendar for the day it happens...whenever that may be. - Jeff Terich


hey dear reader, so last night we happened upon some house party a little ways north (?) of campus. local band the newspapers was playing there, and I have to say, they were pretty impressive. playing a set of dancy, catchy, pop-punk, their site claims they are a result of the shins + minus the bear, but they sound like they owe a great debt to portland locals the thermals (the best song of their set aped the hook to "here's your future" to good effect). check out their
myspace and listen to them, or listen to "lakeview", a song off their lakeview ep. it's a chill track with a nice use of delayed acoustic guitar and some glockenspiel action going on. - Pomegranate Pony


The Newspapers = The Shins + Minus The Bear + Snakes & Music
With how much indie rock there is going around these days, it’s hard to find a unique indie band. Indie rock has become, in all reality, less independent and more readily accepted by the masses. This evolution has changed—generally speaking—the sound of what is considered to be independent/experimental rock. On Lakeview EP, The Newspapers capture the overwhelming essence of what indie rock is supposed to be and is supposed to sound like: fun, unordinary, full of different blending musical structures and all done on a DIY basis; music for music’s sake, not for money and fame. Six tracks, each with a sound all their own, give Lakeview EP a thick skin, free of the identity theft that so often plagues music. Each song feels like a breath of fresh air, new and vital. Some breaths are like the light breeze of a cool spring day, while others are closer to the heavy humid winds on which the rain and lightning ride in on, ready to wreak havoc. In short, The Newspapers, who originate from Portland, Ore., are a beautiful example of what good independent can be—even in a musical world where indie rock loses its meaning more everyday. - Jeremy Wilkins


Discography

"Lake View" EP (Montgomery Records, 2007)
Release Date: 8/21/07

"Eagle and Snake" (Montgomery Records, 2008)
Release Date: 6/18/08

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4 piece portland indie rock band, formed in april 2007. have a diverse and eclectic sound spanning many genres.