Charts is one of Oregon’s most underrated bands. The group’s sound is a swirl of garage, punk and pop rock influences bolstered by the endearingly frayed voice of singer and songwriter Michael Rowan. It’s an affect that gives listeners a warm and fuzzy feeling like they’ve just stumbled into the best house party of the year. In fact, their last single, “Trust In Me,” has probably destroyed at least a few Portlanders’ living room speakers.
The band’s newest release, “Anita,” is slightly more understated but still a fun ride. The surfy song was recorded at The Map Room in Southeast Portland with producer Josh Powell (who is producing Charts’ forthcoming full-length album).
Charts are playing a gig in Portland tonight (Thurs., Oct. 10) at The High Water Mark with Dakota Theim.