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The Fur Coats are a psych-soul-pop band from Portland, Oregon fronted by American sweethearts Chris Karl and Betty. Their lineup includes members of Wampire, Charlie Hilton and Reptaliens.
A swaggering live act, the Fur Coats have gained a considerable local following since their inception some five years ago. Following the self-release of their EP, Desperate, the band has been getting considerable local radio play, was featured on the PDX POP NOW! compilation and music festival, and toured Europe in the Spring of 2017. They are currently mixing and mastering a new set of singles to be released in the upcoming year. Keep an eye out for "We Live" which is set to be released late November 2017.
"Portland's [The] Fur Coats float on today's wave of psychedelia from a soul-pop perspective. Their recent EP, Desperate, is a slow, backbeat-driven saunter through surf-lounge burners. One can imagine it as the soundtrack to an I Dream of Jeannie or Batman episode, or accompanying a shot of the dark ingénue in a Tarantino flick." -JENI WREN STOTTRUP/The Portland Mercury
Modern rock n roll never sounds this fresh.
The second album from Smokey Brights is both a rebirth and a milestone, a head trip and a body high, meticulously crafted but natural as daylight. The music taps into history and stretches out a kind of visionary rock that rolls relentlessly forward while recombining iconic sounds—prog, funk, Bowie, Styx, Wilco, Flaming Lips—into something urgent and fun and utterly surprising.
What else do you need to know? Two singers (married), a guitar hero some call Keanu J. Fox, and a crack rhythm section with veteran status. Since their 2014 debut Taste for Blood, Smokey Brights have amassed a rabid base of fans across the West Coast, gaining momentum with every show. They are a self-started, self-sustaining rock n roll machine that generates maximum joy through musical communion.