Divorce Money Records Launches With Its First Cult-Favorite Album on Vinyl – ‘Trust Electricity’
Deluxe double LP version of The Upsidedown’s debut album from 2004. Pressed on silver vinyl and packaged in a gatefold jacket.
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Straight Up with The Upsidedown
In the current environment, it’s occasionally difficult to know just where we are and where we’re heading. The Upsidedown can help with that. this fine group from Portland, Oregon, has just released this video for “Bumpersticker,” which speaks directly to the world surrounding us.
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Portland-based band The Upsidedown released a new music video for their fan-favorite single “Bumpersticker” on October 22. Signing with newly formed Divorce Money Records, the label will officially launch in December with the release of the band’s seminal Trust Electricity album on vinyl for the first time. “Bumpersticker” serves as the announcement of this partnership and the announcement of the newly remastered fan-favorite album.
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Bumpersticker // New Video // 2020 Portland, Oregon
“This new song “Bumpersticker” is at once a link to great ’70s rock music and to fresh, innovative indie pop and rock of our new decade as well. The changes back and forth from beautiful pop acoustic music to anthemic rock tones is delightful.”
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Looking at the LipMag review
As I chat to Jsun Atoms of the Upsidedown, he tells me it’s refreshing not to be asked about the recent inclusion of their song, Wolf Blood Honey, on HBO’s True Blood. Unsurprising, seeing as I don’t follow the show, am not really on the vampire bandwagon and am generally skeptical about glamourising mythical demons as appropriate partners.
Moore emphasises their love for the Dandy Warhols, both the music and the band members themselves, and explains that the ability to be heard by the band’s fans (such as yours truly, who first saw them playing in support of the Dandys in December 2009) through the tours and the exposure afforded by being signed to their record label has greatly increased their visibility; something that has become increasingly difficult to do with the saturation of networking sites such as myspace that previously gave bands a direct link to their fans. However, Moore points out that the majority of people still using myspace are indeed the bands themselves, but is quick to admit that such forums have helped the Upsidedown reach a wider audience despite his generally pessimistic outlook on the credibility of the mainstream music industry.
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I was lucky enough to see The Upsidedown this past weekend for a little Saturday night music mayhem in L.A. The venue, The Bootleg Theater, served as a more than sufficient backdrop for the song with a dark, dingy, country-folk fusion feel. I literally felt like I was back at SXSW between the music and boots surrounding me.
The Upsidedown (Jason Adams, Matt Moore, Brett Kron, Tristan Evans, Bob Mild, Jason Anchondo) were definitely on their game that night. And it’s no wonder the sextet’s music have been featured on several primetime shows- the intensity of their music is almost unbearable at times. Case in point, a recent track on True Blood- their music captured the hot and humid town full of nightmarish chaos perfectly- think Justin Warfield’s voice (She Wants Revenge) accompanied by intense rock that sounds as though it may have been imported straight from the South.
About The Upsidedown:
Portland, Oregon’s The Upsidedown, called “dreamy and decadent in all the right places” by The Boston Globe have been signed to North Carolina’s Divorce Money Records.
Named as a “band to watch” by Magnet Magazine, The Upsidedown has supported such legendary acts as The Jesus and Mary Chain, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Ravonettes, Psychedelic Furs, The Dears, and were lucky enough to play The Black Angels first two Levitation Austin Pysch Fests, along with several appearances at SXSW. Portland icons, The Dandy Warhols took The Upsidedown out on tour as their main support for the 2015 Australia tour. Over the past 17 years, the band has been making a name for itself and was featured on the MFNW comp along with Spoon, The Thermals, Aesop Rock, and Deerhunter. In the studio, the band has made complete, fully engaged records, strange, playful, smart, and as energetic as their celebrated live show resulting in songs featured on television shows; Ray Donovan, Sons of Anarchy, and HBO’s True Blood among many more.
Peter Buck from R.E.M is featured on the third record and played with the band on Live Wire
Jason Adams: vocals, guitars
Brett kron: guitars, keyboards, vocals
Tristan Evans: bass guitar, vocals
Matt Moore: guitars, vocals
Bob Mild: drums / percussion, vocals