There is an ominous haze cast by the electric buzz of Portland’s Shadowlands. The dark wave outfit’s first album, 001, is out this weekend, a driving and concise hit that pivots between punk, psych and garage surf rock with equal measure. Recorded in stolen moments between babysitters and band rehearsals at Destination Universe, the album toys with the theme of adulthood and escape, juxtaposing what-if fantasies with reality. Perhaps this is where they find their escape, in the shadowy crevice’s of the dark bass.
Get lost along with them in their dark vision of Portland in their new video, Clean Life, debuting below.
Their album release is this Saturday at their Kenton club with Thanks and COMM.