The Domestics are headed to Portland to play a hometown show at Doug Fir Lounge next Friday! This show is sure to start your 2018 off on the right foot, with the easy-going folk rock of their record, Little Darkness. They will be supported by Kacey Johansing, who also dropped a delightful new album last year. You can see them for free via Thrillcall by downloading the app and entering for your chance to win tickets! Be sure your location is set to Portland to locate the contest.
Little Darkness was born at Flora Recording & Playback, the renowned Portland facility where The Domestics‘ frontman Michael Finn works alongside studio owner/producer Tucker Martine. Having assisted and engineered more than 35 albums with Martine – including works by The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket, and Neko Case – this time Finn found himself on the other side of the glass with songwriter and bandmate Leo London tirelessly pushing their band in ambitious new directions.
“It seems great opportunities come in blessings as well as tragedies,” Kacey Johansing sings on the title track of her third album, The Hiding. After the breakup of her band Yesway, and an abrupt falling out with her closest musical collaborator, Johansing set out to record a new batch of songs that resulted from the sea change in which she had now found herself. Instead of drawing from her regular band, Johansing pulled from a wider cast of players that she’d come to know in the community of musicians throughout California and the West Coast. The resulting sound is one based wholly and unabashedly in pop.