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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tonight in Music: Pete Swanson

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 12:53 PM


PETE SWANSON, CONCRETE FLOOR, DREAMBOAT, GOODWIN
(Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) Since the breakup of Portland two-piece Yellow Swans in 2008, Pete Swanson has remained busy making the same psychedelic clatter he always has while—wait for it, drug reference—expanding his own mind, man. Swanson creates music that sometimes doesn't even carry a tune. But every buzz and whir and whoosh serves a purpose. And as cacophonous as his songs can be, they will eventually get to that resolution you're looking for. It's music for every mood—it can be beautiful, eerie, and ferocious over the course of a single song. I highly recommend a good pair of headphones and a mind-altering substance to really get you in the right frame of mind. MARK LORE

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