This Tuesday, two of Portland’s most volume-fixated acts will be co-headlining Port City Music Hall, as the noise-pop trio Haru Bangs will be joined by Ryan Higgins, Kyle Mallory-Macdonald, Patric Cunningham and Jakob Battick — better known as the newest line-up for Captain Hollow, for a show that comes just in time to snap you out of your post-Spring Break sorrow.
Although Tuesday night’s show was also supposed to double as the release party for the much-delayed and highly-anticipated full-length debut album for the new Captain Hollow — its release has once again been delayed, with a release date still undetermined.
“We’ve run into some major problems with the mixing of the record. Nothing nasty, just distinctions between what we want out of the record and how it was being made to sound,” said Captian Hollow’s Battick. “So, we’re sort of in a bind to get someone with the right programs and equipment to help us mix it. All of this being said, it’s one of those unfortunate situations where we don’t really know when it will be finished.”
While you might not be able to get your hands on the still-untitled Captain Hollow album, if their small string of low-key shows around Portland are any indication, Tuesday night’s show promises to be at the very least a chaotic mess of aggression and sweat — a drastic change from what many remember from the dream-folk Jakob Battick & Friends collective who called it quits early last year.
“The typical Captain Hollow show is always raucous. We get sweaty, flail around, you know the whole bit. ‘It’s a rock show!’ But seriously, none of us are forcing it, we’re just having a good time,” said Battick. “We’ve been friends for a long time and we find a huge source of release from playing as Captain Hollow on stage.”
It’s completely appropriate that joining Captain Hollow on Tuesday night will be Haru Bangs, another band who’s newest album eventual release has been up-in-the-air since last year and who Battick believes shares many of the same philosophies in creating a wholly-original live show experience.
“What struck me about [Haru Bangs], though, is the way in which they seem to be able to combine totally freakish textures, figures; and lyrics into a hugely listenable and arresting package,” said Battick. “They were at once wild and totally engaging to see live, and I feel we share some real common ground, not in our sounds so much as in our approach, as bands.”
Tuesday night’s show at Port City Music Hall, located at 504 Congress St. gets started at 8 p.m. and like all other Port City shows, it’s 18+. Need more enticement? It’s only $2 at the door.