Various The Second Marriage Records Compilation
- Words: Michael Byrne
- Label: Marriage
- XLR8R Rating: 7/10
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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