One of Portland's most beloved bands as a riotous sing-along folk trio, this album opens their soundscape and takes the band to some impressive realms. It's no hyperbole to say their evolution is Beatles-like.
Luck-One is one of the finest MCs in Portland. His freestyle ability is strong, his choice in collaborators is usually on point, and he's already established a good back catalog of material - all the potential to be a national break-out artist.
A look at what's to come from Genders. After they get back from a tour with Built To Spill they should be continuing on their full-length debut, which has already been named one of Portland's best new records.
A young crew with something to prove, but perhaps enough energy to pull it off. Hard to say where they'll be in a couple years, but I'm rooting for the home team and Portland could definitely use another good group to brag on.