Typhoon with Bleating Hearts and Kellarissa
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Typhoon is an American indie rock band that began in Salem, Oregon in 2005 and is currently based in Portland, Oregon. They are signed to the indie record label Tender Loving Empire. The band has numerous members and regularly performs with 10-14 players on stage. To date they have released two albums, two EPs, a split 7 inch record with Olympia-based band LAKE, and have contributed to a number of compilations. On August 4th, 2011, Typhoon made their television debut on Late Show with David Letterman, performing "The Honest Truth"
Typhoon's music has always been marked by complicated arrangements and careful orchestration. Live performances routinely involve 12 or more band members playing at once. "The group masterfully combines indie rock instrumentals and vocals with violins, percussion, hand claps, xylophone, horns and a choir of other instruments, making for inspiring and catchy songs." - Lauren Rosenthal, mySpoonful
Their early recordings reveal a greater degree of experimentation with various styles, including a number of "sea shanties", Country Western and Eastern European-inspired songs. Their more recent output, including their album Hunger & Thirst and its companion EP, A New Kind of House, show a more focused and consistent sound, and a greater focus on creating a cohesive thematic through-line. Many of the songs are preoccupied with mortality and directly reference lead singer and primary songwriter Kyle Morton's own struggle with Lyme Disease as a child.
In 2010 Typhoon was voted number two on Willamette Week's annual list of the Top Ten Best New Bands in Portland. Their music has appeared on the SyFy series Being Human and the NBC series Chuck. They have opened for The Thermals, Quasi, Yann Tiersen, Explosions in the Sky and The Decemberists, and toured with Lady Lamb the Beekeeper.
Kellarissa (Finnish for "in the basement"), takes inspiration from films, outer space, and foreign lands to create swirling layers of melodies and harmonies with vocal loops and synthesizers. Occasionally she writes and sings in Finnish, a language naturally suited to descriptions of the power of nature.
Kellarissa, formally known as Larissa Loyva, has been performing and touring with Vancouver-based bands for the past decade. She was a founding member of p:ano and The Choir Practice, and most recently toured with Destroyer in support of the album Kaputt.
Discography: Flamingo (Mint Records, 2008); Moon of Neptune (Mint Records, 2011)
Typhoon are recording artists on Tender Loving Empire from Portland, OR