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The Helio Sequence – “Stoic Resemblance” (Stereogum Premiere)

We’ve reached the point where if I can remember your band playing a basement show when I was in college, you’ve officially achieved veteran status. So it goes with the Helio Sequence, the longstanding experimental indie-rock duo who return today with news of their first album since 2012 for longtime label home Sub Pop. It… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 2, 2015 - 12:31 pm

The Helio Sequence – “Hall Of Mirrors”

Veteran Portland indie-pop duo returns from a four-year silence with new album Negotiations in a few weeks. Last month, they shared leadoff track “October.” And today, we get to hear the calm, assured synth-rock track “Hall Of Mirrors.” Download it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 10, 2012 - 1:47 pm

The Helio Sequence – “October”

It’s been four years (!) since we got a new album from Portland, OR’s the Helio Sequence, but the duo is set to release their fifth album, Negotiations, in September. To whet appetites, the band has released “October,” which will be included on the new album. It’s lush and delicate and dreamy, and my ear… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 11, 2012 - 1:43 pm

Islands And Annuals And Jicks: Siren Fest 2008 In Photos

I couldn’t make Siren Festival this year and Amrit and Brandon were at Pitchfork, so … how was it? Based on the photographic display from Kyle Dean Reinford I guess sweaty? How was the sound? Did you shoot the freak? After the jump, pics of every act who played the festival, along with some scenery… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 21, 2008 - 2:58 am

SP20: Sub Pop’s 20th Anniversary Benefit Festival Partial Lineup Announced

We mentioned Sub Pop’s 20th Anniversary a ways back — well, it’s officially time to party (especially if you live in the Pacific Northwest). The rumors have been circling the web, and now we have official details about SP20, a two-day benefit festival at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA (7/12 & 7/13). There’s also the… More »

By: brandon / April 15, 2008 - 3:36 pm

New Helio Sequence – “Keep Your Eyes Ahead”

The new Helio Sequence makes us feel like running in the park against the wind: less shoegaze, more gazing at a distant finish line. 45:33 in 4:25? Actually, there is a story of inspiration behind it. Multi-instrumental singer Brandon Summer badly damaged his vocal chords after years of touring and recording, so he had to… More »

By: Stereogum / January 14, 2008 - 1:46 pm