It has been a few years since Typhoon has come out with new music. Front man Kyle Morton released a record last year, but the sound was not as rich as Typhoon (despite the very deep dark lyrics that he…and they…are known for). The wait is finally over. Last week the Portland based band released the first movement of their forthcoming record Offerings. I have repeatedly listened to these songs, and watched the accompanying lyric presentation. I love the mood set by these four tracks, and I cannot listen to them enough. I am eagerly awaiting the new record after the first of the year.
I was listening to more Typhoon this weekend, and ran into this live performance from La Blogothèque. This live set features songs from White Lighter. I love the description on the video (see below). While I’ve not seen Typhoon in person, I do believe their music is so incredibly beautiful and personal. It is so full of raw emotion and incredible musicality.
This post is quite possibly the most hipster post I will ever write. Not because I’ve loved this band for years. In fact, I just heard of them on Tuesday. However, they are from the hipster capital of the world, Portland, OR. They also are made up of more than 10 members, which apparently makes you a hipster band. Anyway, haters beware, this band is pretty damn good. Which band? Well that would be Typhoon. I first heard about this band from a friend who had heard them on NPR…Now…if you’ve never been to the NPR Music website, you are missing out. There is a ton of free to listen music, and they also have many podcasts of live shows or short sets. The fact that this “discovery” was due to NPR, probably makes this post even more hipster.
Their new record, White Lighter, will be released on August 20th. Before then, you can listen to the album in its entirety at NPR. It won’t be up forever, so definitely check it out soon. Their sound incorporates deep emotional lyrics, poppy hooks, and horns. Who doesn’t love horns in rock music?
The video for their song “Dreams of Cannibalism” is a pretty good representation of what this new record sounds like. It is also very hipster. Some of their older stuff is a bit more raw than this.
You will like them if you like: Band of Horses, Dawes, and Young the Giant.