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The Quick and Easy Boys Independent Record Release

When Sean Badders—vocalist and bassist for Portland's The Quick and Easy Boys—says that he and his band mates said: "F*** it, let's just make the best album we can regardless of what the songs are or how it might be perceived," before recording their latest record Follow Us Overboard, he provides all the insight needed for 15 rambunctious tracks that seem to terrorize rock and roll.

Known for their psychedelic tirades, The Quick and Easy Boys get to work early on the album: By minute three, they abandon the bluesy structure of the six-minute opening track "Breathe" in favor of a guitar solo anthem that shreds right through the otherwise soulful song. And if that sounds good, there's more of that on the record; a lot more.

Like the nitrous-charged track "Die," which pairs Iron Maiden-inspired guitar licks with vintage Echo & the Bunnymen vocals.

According to Badders, the crew set out to make a record that combined the sounds of the BeeGees with The Flaming Lips and at times his high-pitched vocals do sound brothers-Gibb-esque, but make no mistake, the oomph behind them on stampeding, charged songs like "See Her Changing" mask any notions of disco, Follow Us Overboard is 100 percent head-banging, no-polyester-allowed, denim rock.

For an independent release, The Quick and Easy Boys turned in a robust list of collaborations which include record producer Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) and the borrowed private studio—and instruments—of Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse). And in the end, combining more polished studio recordings with disjointed iPad-demo interludes, Follow Us Overboard is exactly what Badders says the band wanted the album to be.

"I joke that it's like the first album we did, only 50 times better due to increased musicianship, songwriting and the help of Steve Berlin producing," said Badders. "We really wanted to make this a weird, psychedelic rock album that was consistent throughout, but also slightly off in a good way."

The Quick and Easy Boys with McDougall

8 pm. Fri., Oct. 3

The Belfry, 302 E. Main St., Sisters.

$10.

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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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