Sound Semantics
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Sound Semantics

Portland, Oregon, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States
Band Pop Folk


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"Live Music PDX"

Sound Semantics - Ebb & Flow
This is a great new Folk / Pop rock band from Portland, of course. Check out their new album, and make sure to check their show schedule to get your butt out to see them. -

""at the drop of a hat" Testimonial"

"I had a chance to check out several of the new songs [from 'at the drop of a hat'] online. I enjoyed what I heard. The writing, production, vocals and musicianship were all strong and well done. Very polished and professional, indeed!" - Eugene Foley of Foley Entertainment, Inc.

"Review-Gallery Show"

Sound Semantics put on a great, rocking, energized show at my gallery. I also enjoyed working with them--very dependable, and they even brought their equipment early so another band could use it.

-Melissa Sillitoe
- Show and Tell Gallery

"Potlatch Presents "at the drop of a hat" review"

"Here's some quick specs on the band: a two piece, usually just guitar, simple percussion or other noises, and two amazingly skilled singers. [...] there are some things this band does right: the vocal control of Allie Silverberg is impressive, the melodies are unique-- so unique that sometimes its even hard to see how someone would craft such things. But they do craft such things--somehow. [...] if it clicks, well, then it clicks, and you're going to listen to the whole thing and love it." - Darren Bridenbeck via Potlatch Presents

"Ebb & Flow review"

Wow! I'm impressed. Eran has tapped into a unique artistic expression in this album.

-Owen Kortz - CD Baby

"Sound Semantics"

"Broken Hours is privileged to share the thoughts of Sound Semantics‘ mastermind Eran Schweitzer (Guitar, Vocals) and chief vocalist accomplice/foil Allie Silverberg, along with a few tracks from the album Ebb & Flow. Candid, intimate and occasionally music-geeky, it’s what’s behind the music - in this case the music of two high-achieving music school graduates. So it’s technically pretty damn good, but this ain’t aimed at your wallet; it’s about vision and devotion. Think of The Decemberists channeling Elliott Smith; or, if you’re from Portland, don’t think about that and just listen. Whatever you do, go visit them on the web at, sign up for their mailing list, then go visit them at one of their many upcoming shows." - Baron Landscape's Broken Hours


at the drop of a hat (June 2010)

Ebb & Flow (September 2008)



If a singer/songwriter, folk troupe, indie pop idol and rock band collided... and put on two really nice hats... you’d be left with something like Sound Semantics. Channeling artists like Paul Simon, Regina Spektor, The Avett Brothers and Elliott Smith, the duo mixes sounds—acoustic and electric, old and new—to deliver listeners something strangely familiar yet unmistakably all their own. Based in Portland Oregon, Allie & Eran started making music together professionally in 2008, in conjunction with debut album "Ebb & Flow." In 2010, a three-week-tour brought their sophomore release "at the drop of a hat" across the western US.

Following these releases, Sound Semantics took on a different sort of project for 2011. All year, every week, the duo produced a new song and music video. Experimenting with new sounds and techniques, Sound Semantics is pushing their boundaries further than ever. The songs blend singable pop melodies, indie moods, rock-inspired textures and material ranging from thoughtful to just plain silly. Find out more, and see and hear for yourself what they’ve been up to, at