Point Juncture, WA: Sick on Sugar
For five years Point Juncture, WA has been a collaboration between four Portland, OR. songwriters, instrumentalists, recording engineers, and friends: Amanda Spring (vocals, drums) Victor Nash (keyboards, vocals) Skyler Norwood (guitar, vibraphone) and Wilson Vediner (guitar). Five years is middle age for a band but this one has aged well, having toured the country year after year and played with such like minded bands as Stereolab, Britt Daniel of Spoon, Dirty Three, Aloha, 31 Knots, Mates of State, Viva Voce… On this, their 3rd self-release they have put all their heads together, their resources and all the scientific know-how that comes from playing collectively in over a Bazillion bands in order to make a record that can describe what Portland has seen all along in their live show and their steadily growing recorded output.
“This band started as something we wanted to do at house parties and as a response to the growing underground music scene around Portland. When we were getting started we wanted to have something to flush all of our inspirations and frustrations into, not a business or something too precious to get a little rough around the edges from time to time. Something we could love but also let have a life of it’s own. Portland has really worked with us towards that goal. The support we’ve gotten from this small but super talented music community has been overwhelming. No where but Portland could we take two years between releases and still get the kind of support we’ve had so far in the making of our newest record. People seem to appreciate what we do even when it’s under the banner of one of our many side projects, cassette only releases of our friends music, or in the form of band member and Producer/Engineer Skyler Norwood’s work with Portland’s best bands (Talkdemonic, Horse Feathers, Blind Pilot).”
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