MP3 The Retrofits - The Retrofits 2008 EP
Piano driven pop-rock from Portland, OR with catchy guitar elements, soaring harmonies, deep lyrics, and tight arrangements.
2 MP3 Songs in this album (7:41) !
Related styles: POP: Piano, ROCK: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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Born out of Portland, Oregon''s burgeoning indie pop scene, The Retrofits marry the instrumentation of a jazz ensemble with the catchy melodies and arrangements of a mainstream rock band.
The band was created in 2002 by high school friends and trackmates Jake Oken-Berg (lead vocals, piano) and George McCleary (lead vocals, guitar). Jake ran for Mayor of Portland at age 19, receiving 27% of the vote, and George was one of the nation''s top high school runners. The Retrofits started off playing for community benefits such for youth voting, mental health treatment and environmental protection, and the band is still donating its time, money and music to civic endeavors.
Now one of Portland''s most popular pop/rock bands, SPIN Magazine lists The Retrofits as one of "The best times you’ll have all month."
The Retrofits opened for national acts Everclear and Pink Martini within their first year of performing, and has added experienced musicians Brud Giles (drums) and Dusty Brooks (bass, vocals) to fill out a sound grounded in jazz piano, acoustic guitar, soulful harmonies, and vivid lyrics.
The Retrofits are "simply, a band worth catching" (The Oregonian).
PRAISE FOR THE RETROFITS:
"Taking full advantage of pop and indie''s new creative license" – The Oregonian.
"The best time you’ll have all month!" – SPIN MAGAZINE
"The band is now evolving, along with Denver''s nationally charting The Fray, as one of the West''s premier purveyors of expressive and engaging piano-pop." – The Oregonian
"Simply, a band worth catching." – The Oregonian
PRAISE FOR THE RETROFITS DEBUT ALBUM:
"All the tight hooks needed for a successful first recording." – The Oregonian
"The Retrofits'' debut album, Away From Here, will surely take this band wherever it wants to go." – West Coast Performer Magazine
"The entire album has enough surprises to keep it from being compartmentalized...The result is a sound that no one can touch — purely The Retrofits'' own." – West Coast Performer Magazine