Each week the Monday Mix showcases three brand new songs from the opbmusic broadcast. This week we highlight a boundary pushing singer-songwriter and two long-awaited releases from Portland-based artists.
Point Juncture, WA - You’re Okay
“You’re Okay” is a new track from Portland band, Point Juncture, WA. The song’s intimate blend of acoustic guitar and electronic instrumentation serve singer Amanda Spring’s optimistic lyrics well. The band’s new double album, Me Or The Party comes out December 2nd on Party Damage Records. You can catch them live at Mississippi Studios December 28th.
Jesca Hoop - The Lost Sky
Tom Waits once described Jesca Hoop’s music as sounding “like a four sided coin. She is an old soul, like a black pearl, a good witch or a red moon.” It’s a statement that still applies to her latest offering, “The Lost Sky,” a song that builds and maintains a supernatural tension with it’s spidery, art pop arrangement. Jesca Hoop’s upcoming album, Memories Are Now, is due out February 20th.
Fruit Bats - The Rock Doc
Fruit Bats’ The Glory Of Fruit Bats was recorded in a single week and given a limited edition, record store day release on November 25th. It’s the band’s second album this year, after a long wait since 2011’s Tripper. “The Rock Doc” is a twangy fireside singalong. It’s a brighter sample of the record’s down-tempo, country-influenced sound. Also worth checking out are the album’s three cover songs, including a version of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.”