Photo by Kerosene Rose
Founded in Reno’s DIY scene and currently transmitting from Portland, metaphysically-minded quintet SWAHILI have quickly emerged as one of the Northwest’s most exciting experimental rock bands of late. The band’s sound is founded in the marriage of pulsing synth rhythms and deep, throbbing drum sounds which find melodic expression in angular, atmospheric vocals and luminous guitar washes masterfully aimed at making contact with the unseen realms.
“Cavernous, quasi-tribal processionals featuring heavy tom-tom tattooing and reverbed female vocals prevail in Portland quintet Swahili’s cathartic sound.” – The Stranger
[TLO09] “Swahili” S/T debut LP