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Various The Second Marriage Records Compilation

It seems like Portland’s got an average of two bands for every block, and at least one of them is pretty damn good. That certainly plays a role in the fact that about every comp to come out of that Cascadian band/artist breeding ground takes up two discs. The latest showpiece from the flagship of Northwest weird, Marriage Records, gives us a 26-song marathon that passes as easily (though a hell of a lot more interestingly) as a walk to the corner. Highlights include Privacy’s dust-coated folk lullaby “It’s a Fever,” Mt. Eerie’s live-recorded, shattered, perfectly awkward metal tear “In Moonlight,” and Yacht’s latest grungy, “yay”-vibe-filled “Don’t Stay in Bed.” Well worth tracking down.

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