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About The Compilation

As a complement to the annual PDX Pop Now! festival, a compilation album is curated as one-part fundraiser, one-part shameless promoter of Portland musical talents. In its first year—as with the many that have followed – this compilation sold out multiple times over, and received praise from both local and national media outlets.

To date the yearly compilations have sold thousands of copies combined, mostly through local, independent record stores and online sales. Since their inception, they’ve been double-disc affairs featuring about forty new tracks from great Portland bands—large and small.

As a PDX Pop Now! production, the compilation includes a democratic aspect. Music tracks are attained solely through artist submissions, and are then run through a rigorous listening panel comprised of our board members and 100 plus volunteers. After surviving the listening panel, final tracks are then selected with attention to diversity, representation and popularity.

It’s their discerning ears that sift through hundreds of songs to produce a much anticipated amalgam of “PDX pop.” Each album is met with a release concert featuring—you guessed it—Portland artists at a Portland venue, both of which have garnered considerable attention from national media, as well as thousands of plays on college and public/community radio across the country.

The 2012 Compilation

Available for purchase ($8) at local retail outlets and online at Proceeds from sales of the album go towards funding the festival and our outreach activities.

Get it online from CD Baby, or at record stores around Portland such as Everyday Music, Jackpot Records, Music Millenium, Tender Loving Empire, and many more!

We hope you like it!

Disc 1:
1 Watch The Show – M. Ward
2 It’s Real – Wild Ones**
3 Super Blues – Archers**
4 Soul Damage – Sex Life**
5 The Last Four Years – The Ocean Floor**
6 Cool California – Youthbitch
7 Live @ Pioneer Square – Cloudy October
8 Call It Done – Brooke Parrott
9 Garage & Grace – Trio Subtonic
10 Hug Me – Jeffrey Jerusalem
11 Wastoids – Big Black Cloud**
12 Happy Ghosts – Pardee Shorts
13 Bendito – Y La Bamba [MP3]
14 We Got It Good – Charts
15 While We While – Palmas
16 Munde Ba Be Mali La – Dusu Mali Band
17 Modern Cinderella – The CRY!
18 Glass Watch – Like A Villain
19 Happy Home – Onuinu
20 Middle Of The Riddle – White Orange
21 Golden Age – Future Historians**

Disc 2:
1 PortlandtownUSA – Pancake Breakfast
2 Winter Blind – Radiation City
3 Introduction – Luck One & Dekk
4 Get Alive – AU
5 I Wanna Do (What You Wanna Do) – Federer
6 The Wanderer – Sons of Huns
7 Secret Language – Boyscout Discovery
8 Timesnakes – Sun Angle
9 Arrows – Grandparents
10 Gentle Friend – MY BODY**
11 Fathers Day – Neal Morgan
12 Wish I Could Love – Hollywood Tans
13 Abigail iii – Lynnae Gryffin
14 Ride For My City – Rose** [MP3]
15 When You’re Somewhere (You Ought To Be There) – Mark McGuire
16 Ivory Coast – Pure Bathing Culture
17 It’s Just The Beginning – Smegma
18 Dead Maester’s Tongue – Blood Beach
19 Anchor – Tu Fawning
20 Warm In The Winter – Glass Candy

**Previously Unreleased Tracks
Past Years

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