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opbmusic's Weekend Fix: Haley Heynderickx, Quilt, and Radiation City


Portland singer Haley Heynderickx released her debut EP Fish Eyes last month.

Portland singer Haley Heynderickx released her debut EP Fish Eyes last month.

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Each Friday our staff shares an eclectic mix of new music that’s recently debuted on the broadcast at opbmusic. This weekend we highlight a young electric folk singer, a four piece from New York who are on a roll, and Portland group who have reemerged with a dramatic, hook-filled sound.

Haley Heynderickx – Drinking Song

When she was learning guitar as a kid in her hometown of Forest Grove, Oregon, Haley Heynderickx wanted to be a punk and “go electric.” Now based in Portland, the 22 year-old singer-songwriter still leans toward rootsier acoustic folk songs. “Drinking Song” is the first on Heyndrickx’s new EP Fish Eyes. It’s a lilting track bolstered by Heynderickx’s three bandmates and effortless vocal delivery.

Quilt – Roller

On their upcoming third album, Plaza, New York-based four-piece Quilt hones in on a vintage 1960s folk-pop sound. While the upbeat melody on “Roller” soars delicately, its lyrics reveal a more somber side of the group. Songwriter Anna Rochinski describes being a “roller” as “taking time for yourself to recalibrate your life, cruising through your experiences with your head on your shoulders, not being so affected by other people.”

Radiation City – Milky White

Speaking of a vintage sound, widely acclaimed Portland act Radiation City are back this year after a three year hiatus with a more dramatic, hook-filled style that’s heavily influenced by 60s and 70s dance and pop. “Milky White” is a dynamic synth-and-desire-laden track with harmonies that will make themselves comfortable in your head and have you singing—or at least humming—along in no time.

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