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February’s Monthly Mix makes up for the grievous error in January’s Monthly Mix, namely having omitted Bear In Heaven’s “Reflection Of You.” No offense (none taken). That song’s great! Here it comes flowing out of Violens’ smooth and shifty new wave, and into Diplo’s bounce showcase “Express Yourself,” which in turn dives into Ceremony’s hardcore,… More »

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Helen – “Violet”

Helen is a blown-out dream-pop band fronted by Liz Harris, aka Grouper. (The mysterious Helen herself is credited as a backup vocalist.) After releasing just…
Peter Helman | August 13, 2015 - 4:43 pm

Helen – “Motorcycle”

Helen is a great name for a band. Helen of Troy -- the woman with a face who launched a thousand ships -- literally had…
Caitlin White | July 7, 2015 - 11:39 am

Grouper – “Made Of Air” Video

Grouper's new album Ruins closes with a gorgeous 11-minute ambient instrumental called "Made Of Air." Today, to mark the album's release, Liz Harris has shared…
Chris DeVille | October 28, 2014 - 3:57 pm

Grouper – “Call Across Rooms”

Liz Harris has had a busy year with her excellent and long-running project Grouper. She appeared on the Bug's Angels And Demons and will sing…
Miles Bowe | September 10, 2014 - 1:04 pm

The Bug – “Black Wasp” (Feat. Liz Harris)

The Bug just released Angels & Devils last week, but the British producer has already announced a new EP called Exit that consists of a…
James Rettig | September 2, 2014 - 10:53 pm

Grouper Announces New Album Ruins

In the last few years, Liz Harris, better known as Grouper, has made a habit of releasing albums built from past recordings. Don't call these…
Miles Bowe | August 14, 2014 - 11:39 am

The Bug – “Void” (Feat. Grouper) & “Function”

As the Bug, Kevin Martin makes hard, physical, almost assaultive dance music. He's the type of producer who releases a Death Grips collab called "Fuck
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2014 - 11:08 am

The Bug – “Fuck A Bitch” (Feat. Death Grips) & “Save Me” (Feat. Gonjasufi)

Kevin "Kmart" Martin has been making music as the Bug for years, but his last proper album was released six years ago. That album was…
Miles Bowe | June 12, 2014 - 10:54 am

Grouper – “Vital”

"Vital" is a somber new track from Grouper. The song comes from their forthcoming The Man Who Died In His Boat, a haul of unreleased…
Claire Lobenfeld | December 20, 2012 - 2:21 pm

Mirroring – “Fell Sound”

Mirroring is a new project that pairs up two women who are truly excellent at making diffuse, spaced-out, vaguely ominous home-recorded ambient music: Liz Harris,…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Grouper – “Demona” (Dead Moon Cover)

Liz Harris aka Grouper kept busy through 2011 with two LPs and 12"s and new projects; by that clip I guess it's strange we've had…
Amrit Singh | January 25, 2012 - 11:22 am

Grouper + Ilyas Ahmed = Visiter

Liz Harris, the Portland-based queen of ambient drift who records as Grouper, has teamed up with fellow PDX musician Ilyas Ahmed on a new project…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2011 - 1:53 pm

Grouper – “Water People” & “Moving Machine”

The Portland resident Liz Harris releases a whole lot of gorgeously fragile ambient music as Grouper, and she often does it in tiny limited-run vinyl…
Tom Breihan | August 31, 2011 - 10:39 am

Grouper – “Alien Observer” Video

We've previously mentioned "Alien Observer," the title track to one of two LPs that Liz Harris, aka Grouper, self-released this month (together the albums are…
jessica | April 18, 2011 - 11:44 am

Grouper – “Alien Observer”

Longtime favorite Liz Harris, aka Grouper, is self-releasing two new LPs on 4/11: Together she’s calling them A I A, separately they’re Dream Loss and…
brandon | March 29, 2011 - 10:18 am

Grouper – “Hold”

"Hold" is the a-side to a forthcoming tour 7" (b/w "Sick") by Portland's languid, lush ambient bedroom auteur Liz Harris aka Grouper. "Hold" comes a…
Amrit Singh | August 10, 2010 - 11:52 am

New Grouper Video – “Hold The Way”

When we pointed you toward two new Grouper songs, I said it sounded like Liz Harris recorded "Vessel" and "Hold The Way" with the fall…
brandon | October 7, 2009 - 12:43 pm

New Grouper – “Vessel” & “Hold The Way”

On these new tracks, ex-Outsider Liz Harris sounds like she’s using smeary stars and the fall chill in a dark Northwestern forest as her backing…
brandon | September 30, 2009 - 5:03 pm

ATP NY 2009: Wayne’s World

Our second year at Kutsher's was rainier than the first, but that didn't matter so much to us or, seemingly, the other attendees: If anything,…
brandon | September 14, 2009 - 10:42 am