In the underbelly of Portland’s more traditionally recognized indie rock scene, there is a community of truly brilliant, avant post-rock songwriters deserving of overwhelmingly more celebration than their more genre-driven contemporaries.
One of such bands, Post Moves, who pull influence from the likes of Chris Cohen, Sam Prekop and Silver Jews, will be unveiling a new collection of songs titled Mystery World Science Show later this month. The album, recorded by Mac Pogue at Type Foundry and Mixed by Philip Grass, will be made available on cassette and vinyl through the small DIY label, Lobby Art Records, run by Post Moves’ frontman Sam Wenc.
But before these cats pull their thing outta the bag, so to speak, Noise & Color is pleased to premiere the album’s second single, “Toothpaste.” A downtempo, groove-driven, loung-y dreamer of a tune, Wenc gently croons lyrical metaphors of feeling small and trapped, contorting to life’s evolving circumstances like a used-up tube of toothpaste constantly being reborn.
Although a location hasn’t yet been established for the May 28th release celebration of Mystery World Science Show, there will undoubtedly be a show, be it in a backyard or basement, and Post Moves will be joined by the etherial music of Philip Grass.