We are giving away a pair of tickets to Pacific Mean Time Among Authors @ The Secret Society on August 12. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, August 12.
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Pacific Mean Time
August 12, 2016
Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm | $8 | 21+
More info: secretsociety.net
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell, Portland, OR, 97212
Pacific Mean Time
“Let go.” Two words that mean very different things depending upon who’s speaking. When spoken by your employer, it can mean panic. Crisis. When Edwin Paroissien found himself unexpectedly unemployed in early winter 2012, instead of doubling down on the job search, he heard the words as a challenge—a dare. A dare to let go of all distractions and make the record he and his band always wanted to make. The result of their efforts is a wholly sublime thrill ride of an album. Pacific Mean Time’s eponymous debut is a gorgeously detailed, personal testament to the full length recording, but it took a while to get there…
For the past few years as lead guitarist for Portland Oregon’s Little Beirut, Paroissien and bandmates Hamilton Sims (Vocals, Guitar) and John Hulcher (Bass) enjoyed modest success bashing out deceptively shiny power pop in venues across the Northwest. 2008′s High Dive (“…one of my favorites of 2008. Stunning guitar hooks fill the album as do catchy choruses that are memorable from the very first listen” – The Big Takeover) and 2010’s Fear of Heaven garnered good press and college radio play (#122 and #114 on the CMJ charts). But 15 demos into what was supposed to be their fourth release, no one in Little Beirut felt they were saying anything different. “Being out of work has a way of raising nagging existential questions,” Paroissien says, “I came close to calling it quits, only to be dissuaded by my wife who knew better than I at that point the extent to which I need the creative outlet.”
An emotionally-driven indie rock band hailing out of Seattle Washington, Among Authors (formerly known as Faintly) is fronted by lead singer and keyboardist Ian Ketterer who originally formed the band halfway across the country in the state of Wisconsin.
Among Authors has been fortunate enough to be sponsored by an analog photography company called Lomography, which is based in Vienna, Austria. Among Authors wrote and recorded the music for a short film called “Dear Emma” and their music will also be featured in an upcoming Playstation 4 and Xbox One game called “On A Roll” which is due out in 2017.