BRUCE’S RECOMMENDATION OF BANDCAMP MUSIC
Music: “Burgers and Balrog”
Album: MÁSCARA VS. MÁSCARA
Artist Location: Portland, Oregon
Info: “Máscaras, comprised of three Portland music scene veterans (members of Sun Angle, Deer or the Doe, O Bruxo, Cat Hoch, Paper/Upper/Cuts, and literally dozens of others), is what happens when an off-the-cuff jam session between friends really, really works. Even in its recorded form, ‘it’s a jam with themes that live and breathe,’ the band says, ‘leaving room for the unexpected.’ The trio, comprised of Papi Fimbres (drums), Theo Craig (bass), and Carlos Segovia (guitar), plays heavy, propellant psychedelic music with surf-rock twang and mathy sensibilities. They call it ‘maximalist indigenous psych,’ and while it’s not exactly the kind of music that one would normally identify with Portland — these are, after all, three brown dudes in the whitest city in America—they have become local favorites since their low-key formation in 2013 ….”
Price: $1 (USD) for track; $7 for eight-track album
Genre: Rock. Instrumentals.