Oregon’s Typhoon is a band that I’ve favored since the release of their terrific 2010 LP Hunger and Thirst. The 13-piece band is independent folk rock’s modern take on parlour music. Parlour music rose in popularity in middle class homes across America during the latter half of the 19th century, charactarized by multiple musicians playing harmonically independent melodies. As instruments and printed sheet music became readily available, locals would gather within the home to perform with whomever was available. For Typhoon and their new record White Lighter, a house in Pendarvis Farm in Oregon’s Happy Valley served as the parlor of choice. Read the band’s June interview with Rip City Review for a glimpse into their recording process.
White Lighter is due out in early 2013, but those seeking an early taste may pre-order a 7″ of the album’s first single “Common Sentiments.” The single drops on October 29. Pressed on Tender Loving Empire, the release is limited to just 200 copies and features a b-side of the track “Green.” Listen to “Common Sentiments” below, and keep your eyes peeled for White Lighter early next year.
Written by Rob Peoni