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Bend Band Isles, Set to Make Waves 

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There's a new band in Bend called Isles and they're pretty dang good.

They've only played a handful of shows in town so far— most recently at a Rise Up fund raiser at TBD Loft. But with recorded music on the way this summer, these guys are ready to make a splash.

They play VERY ambient beach rock, much like that of San Francisco's Tycho and it's quite moving. Their name for it is "Pacific soul." There is also a touch of avant garde jazz in the style of Balmorhea.

Check out the trailer for their upcoming album below as well as a video from that First Friday Rise Up benefit show.

This type of music is a very welcome addition to our local music scene. Keep checking BENT for more on when you can catch these guys live.

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Ethan Maffey

Both a writer and a fan of vinyl records since age 5, it wasn't until nearly three decades later that Oregon Native Ethan Maffey derived a plan to marry the two passions by writing about music. From blogging on MySpace in 2007 and then Blogspot, to launching his own website, 83Music, and eventually freelancing...
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