Speaking of fishy-dirty, Cafeteria Dance Fever make queasy, jumpy, spastic punk-garage-pop-whatever. Boo hoo, they're breaking up—but somebody forgot to tell their lead singer.
Cafeteria Dance Fever - "Add Hominid Attack (To Your List Of Fears)"
Spiritualized's Jason Pierce escaped death twice and delivered Sweet Heart Sweet Light, a record so good and well-constructed that listening to it out of sequence ruins the whole thing. Having said that, listen to one out-of-context song!
Spiritualized - "Hey Jane"
If you want Here We Go Magic to pick you up hitchhiking, here's a tip: Disguise yourself as film director John Waters. They'll totally stop for you.
Here We Go Magic - "How Do I Know"
Not every zine gets a Belle and Sebastian song named after it. But not every zine is the lovely, remarkable chickfactor, which comes to Portland to celebrate 20 years of existence with a super-fun show.
The Softies - Charms Around Your Wrist
Plus more Up & Coming shows than you can wrap your fish-soggy newspaper around.