Cassingle and Loving It Records
Kathy Mendonca, former drummer of the Gossip, has joined up with Jen Moon to form Portland’s newest duo, Old Wars. Their first release, a bright red cassette off newborn label, Cassingle and Loving It Records, strikes some strong chords right off the bat with “Broken Bones” — a ballad that evokes the vocal elasticity of Karen O and filtered swag of early-Kills Alison Mosshart. The album, at large, is an ode to pop rock via drum and bass medleys.
Listen to this: on your maiden voyage to the Northwest.
— Anika Sabin