My Body // Small Skies // Small Million

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MY BODY ("Mood" single release celebration)
My body is Jordan Bagnall and Darren Bridenbeck, the band currently resides in their native Portland and was formed in 2012. Jordan leads the project as the primary producer and songwriter. She uses her classical training to create catchy electronic pop that is avant garde and decidedly unique. The upcoming Seven Wives was inspired by their time living in Brooklyn & Steven Milhauser's short story Thirteen Wives. The influence of the short story is also apart of their EP Six Wives, and weaves the records together.

Small Skies
Benjamin Tyler used to record under the name Stepkid, but he's morphed that project into the new Small Skies, enlisting the spontaneous contributions of friends to offset his carefully crafted, electronic-based sonic panoramas. Small Skies' intriguing debut album (self-titled) juxtaposes dark, coiled synths with booming, crashing live drums, and the results are both invigorating and ominous. For every joyous pop summit like "So Long," there's the wobbling, claustrophobic "New Home," and Tyler often overruns his melodies with echo, creating an indistinct, erased quality with his voice. What remains perfectly in focus is Tyler's piercing vision, and he injects a surprising amount of emotion into the abstractions on Small Skies, giving the record a gravity that's impossible to discount. - NED LANNAMANN, PORTLAND MERCURY

Small Million
Portland duo Small Million (Ryan Linder & Malachi Graham) met on the dance floor and got busy polishing their moody, lyrical synth pop. Rich, textured tracks with soaring melodies; wistful and cautiously optimistic.

Since their song Six Feet was selected for the PDX Pop Now! compilation in 2014, they have been hard at work crafting songs that blend Malachi's melodic roots in Americana with Ryan's eclectically influenced electronic layering. They released their debut EP, Before the Fall, in June 2016 and were called one of "Five Portland artists to watch" by Vortex Magazine.

"Graham wails over Linder’s electronic pulses as myriad harmonies swirl on the EP—the juxtaposition is beautifully cohesive, nostalgia-soaked and demurely danceable.." —Vortex Music Magazine
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