Tiny Hearts, The Bedrooms, Try the Pie

When: Wed., Aug. 28, 8 p.m. 2013


I consider myself an advocate of songs, and while that might sound ridiculous, a lot of people are far more concerned with artifice than essence. It doesn't matter how many drummers you have or what vintage synthesizers you used on your record—if the song is fundamentally garbage, then it's not worth it to me. Tiny Hearts is the sort of band I wish was celebrated more, in Portland and in general: Singer/songwriter Dani Fish is clearly a connoisseur, as there's an undeniable pop sense oozing forth from basically every cut on the group's quaint debut EP, Nuthin' Fits. On opener "Brene and the Power," Fish bears resemblance to PDX antecedent Katy Davidson of Dear Nora, and the ersatz-soul "Going St. House" contains more than a few delectable hooks. But it's the dewy-eyed, Jonathan Richman-esque anthem "Sound South" that really does it for me. Live, Fish employs a revolving cast of musicians. The quality of her compositions, however, remains consistent. MORGAN TROPER

Price: $5

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