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The Upsidedown - Human Destination

The Upsidedown - Human Destination

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Long before there was Stranger Things, there was The Upsidedown. Little Cloud Records is making it possible on the 10th anniversary of this seminal release to get your hands on The Upsidedown Human Destination LP on vinyl.

A decade ago this album came to life and caught fire leaving a path called “dreamy and decadent in all the right places” by The Boston Globe. Recorded and mixed by Jeremy Sherrer (Modest Mouse, The Shins) at The Dandy Warhols’ Odditorium, this album saw the band supporting acts such as The Jesus and Mary Chain, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Psychedelic Furs, The Dandy Warhols, and playing The Black Angels initial two Levitation festivals along with the likes of The Warlocks and A Place To Bury Strangers.

Childhood friends Jsun Atoms (The Bella Low, Daydream Machine, Pete International Airport) and Brett Kron (guitar) had been involved in the Portland music scene since the mid-90s and had always talked about playing together, but it wasn’t until 2003 that they seriously decided to start a band. Finding a cross-national group of transplanted musicians – Matt Moore (guitars, vocals, accordion, harp) and Bob Graham Mild (Souvenir Driver, Daydream Machine, drums), Tristan Evans (bass, vocals) all from different parts of Missouri and Sarah Jane (The Out Crowd, keys, vocals, tambourine) from San Francisco – the six-piece soon began making a name for itself in the Northwest. The press took notice: The Portland Mercury called them a “diligent band that’s been around the Portland block and paid their dues,” Magnet named them a “band to watch,” and they were featured on the 2007 Musicfest NW LP along with artists such as Spoon, The Thermals, and Deerhunter.

With Human Destination, their second full-length, the group was able to truly push, even surpass, the boundaries normally imposed by time and outer forces. At the Odditorium, The Upsidedown found an environment conducive to making a complete, fully engaged record, playful and smart and as energetic as their celebrated live show. Get ahold of one of these 10th anniversary LP’s and receive bonus digital tracks not on the vinyl. Only you can light up the world with your light.

Cover Art by: Robert Hardgrave

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