The Oregon Donor
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The Oregon Donor


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"Three Imaginary Girls Show Preview"

"They're young, ferociously passionate, with a progressive sound both energetic and expansive... one of the very best live bands that I've encountered in the past few months."
- Chris Estey, Three Imaginary Girls - Three Imaginary Girls

"Redefine Magazine Review"

"The Oregon Donor has crafted a sound that they prefer to call "indie punk," mixing in the more typical prog elements with a modern twist.Their sound harkens back to early Dischord artists like Faraquet, and the art-punk is influence evident in tracks like "Pointer Finger" and "Patience Please." Keeping this sort of sound alive is admirable, and The Oregon Donor's take on it is informed. This debut, as "nerdy" as it sounds, proves that The Oregon Donor have all the necessary ingredients to succeed in their genre and beyond." - Redefine Magazine

" Review"

"With a sound that evokes the loud, dissonant indie rock that dominated the rainy area from Vancouver to Portland in the 1990s, you probably wouldn't guess that they're hardly old enough to buy beer. With grace and skill, their fingers maneuver all over the fretboard to create expressive, smooth guitar riffs that keep the listener awake.Edwards sings lyrics which take on an often storybook-like quality with a voice patterned on the slightly uneven vocal style of, perhaps, a Doug Martsch or an Isaac Brock. "Somethings" is proof that The Oregon Donor have the skill and finesse they need to be worthy of the much larger playing field that they have stepped into." -

"Punk Globe Review"

"With Built To Spill-ish melodies I find myself both nostalgic and impressed. Some might say they don't have their own sound, I can see that but at the same time, what they do on this album should make up for ANY comparisons.the album "Somethings" takes you through power pop, pure indie and pop punk all in one song. I would describe this album as a "cleaner" Modest Mouse, defiantly established and not sloppy." - Punk Globe

"The Weekly Volcano Review"

"Like many indie bands, the Oregon Donor takes its cues from seminal acts like Modest Mouse, Sunny Day Real Estate and Built to Spill. And who could blame them? But while many bands have tried to emulate such sounds, the Oregon Donor have the rare ability to make it seem fresh and original." - The Weekly Volcano


Christopher Edwards as The Oregon Donor:
"Throw A Stone" & "Nine Songs" - 2005
"Warmer Water Faster (EP)" & "Propeller" - 2006

The Oregon Donor:
"Cares" - 2007
"Somethings" - 2008

Radio Airplay: 107.7 The End, KEXP, KUGS
"Keeping Secrets"
"End: In Progress"
"An Interest in Politics"
"Autumn Anthem"



Started in 2005, The Oregon Donor is a four-piece rock band from Anacortes, Washington, drawing influence from 90's indie-punk bands such as Modest Mouse, the Promise Ring, and the Dismemberment Plan.

Having earned a highly coveted spot as a contestant in the annual 21 and under band competition put on by Experience Music Project, Sound Off!, the band quickly began creating a buzz with their raucous and disjointed live set. As a result, music fans began blogging about the band, comparing them to the likes of Modest Mouse,
Built to Spill, Guided by Voices, and even Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!.

In 2008, the band unofficially released their 2nd full length record, “Somethings”, distributing limited copies to NW radio stations and press. The response was instantaneous, they were quickly invited to play on 107.7 The End’s local music program and as a result, were invited back to play a packed free show opening for UK buzz band, The Wombats. Now more primed than ever, their second full length will officially release digitally on iTunes and AmazonMP3 November 18th, allowing fans new and old to get their hands on what tastemakers have been raving about all year.