The Villains
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The Villains

Portland, Oregon, United States | INDIE

Portland, Oregon, United States | INDIE
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The Villains, on the other hand, have more in common with East Coast troublemakers, whipping out one positively filthy rock-’n’-roll blues number after another. - Willamette Week


The Villains are high-energy blues punks. Their latest disc, Meat, is full of its titular staple, from crunchy guitar riffs, to an arena’s worth of cymbal crashes. - Willamette Week


(Tonic Lounge, 3100 NE Sandy) If you missed the gilded pompadour of John Reis and his merry band of Night Marchers last week, then you'll be pleased to witness the thrashing garage rock 'n' roll of Villains. Taking a page from King Reis—plus whatever nobility is bestowed on his partner in (Yank) crime, Rick Froberg—the Villains are a trio of Idaho transplants that stammer and sing in a soulful, if not somewhat feral, howl alongside the constant buzzing of guitars and thwacked drums. Tonight they release an album entitled MEAT, which might not win them too many leaf-eating fans, but as we all know, you don't make friends with salad. EAC - Portland Mercury


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Meat (Dirty Dirty Street Records)

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Once upon a time, in a far away land called Idaho, three dudes joined forces to create a rock n' roll band called The Villains. Their purpose was to resurrect the true original spirit of rock that had been dead for years, and to offset the onslaught of shitty mainstream "rock" that had taken over the airwaves. Alas Idaho was no place to undertake such a lofty mission. So the three derelicts Mr. Jacob Anderson, Dr. Keith Simon, and Sir Brad Parsons crawled from their hole in Idaho, and ventured west to the fertile green pastures of Portland OR. After a year of gaining the momentum needed for such a movement, by playing in as many local Portland venues as possible, and recording their first full length album MEAT, the time hath come to take this rawkness-monster and spread it throughout the land. So thank you for choosing The Villains brand rock n' roll for your listening pleasures. You shall not be disappointed!