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Up & Coming May 30, 2002

Source: 
The Portland Mercury
Author: 
Justin Sanders
Publication date: 
May 30, 2002

KEN STRINGFELLOW, THE LONG WINTERS, FIVER

(Dante's, 1 SW 3rd) The Long Winters make the shiny pop of yore--totally uncluttered by pretense, "arty crap," or baloney. Their new record on Barsuk is chock-full of just great, straight-up rock music that everyone can enjoy. It's intelligently written, full of melodies, catchy harmonies, and the right dose of chutzpah to keep it from getting samey. Live, the band is totally professional, never missing notes, and entertaining enough to make one dance in a hopping motion, if one so desired. JS

Up & Coming

Source: 
The Portland Mercury
Author: 
Justin Sanders
Publication date: 
April 11, 2002

SATURDAY 4/13

VARNALINE, CENTROMATIC, THE LONG WINTERS

(Satyricon) The Long Winters are the new band on Seattle's Barsuk Records. Featuring ex-members of Western State Hurricanes and Harvey Danger, live, the band makes flawless pop music with full harmonies and a healthy dose of gloss. Summer-friendly and packed with highly literate lyrics, The Long Winters are masters of the uber-hook--a little more polished than I'm used to, but tops at what they do. JS

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