Salem, Oregon's Chance Wiesner is a talented singer and creative songwriter with a flexible, oft-versatile vocal presence which meanders in tone and vibrato from dust-covered Leonard Cohen swagger, to world-weary country lilt, to rainbow-hued Golden Gate Park folk fallout. His debut album Takin' a Chance on Love was released May 4, 2013, and his sophomore solo effort More Sauce For The Lady dropped on Halloween 2019.
Mariya May is a soulful, Portland-based songstress with a keen pop sensibility. Her TDRCO solo albums Mariya May and Call Me Back if You Can Dig The Music manage to listen as both vintage and modern at once, familiar and yet fully in their own element. She plays haunting flute lines, has a strong vocal and songwriting presence, and her work comes off with an ease and timelessness that makes for a giddy, memorable listen. Furthermore, Mariya frequently provides back-up singing and musical accompaniment for other TDRCO artists, plus makes cover art for numerous releases on the label.
Salem, Oregon area band Nodding Tree Remedies has a magic bag of sounds emanating from all four corners of the past four or five decades of the psych-pop underground. The often large live group has many moving parts, a rotating cast of characters that come and go with the whims of the ocean tides, and like an amoeba, the ensemble constantly changes shape, picking up particles of sound as it moves along. Their albums Ultra Violet Tots and The 45th Parallel are out now on TDRCO. Best to lay back and enjoy the ride, and keep your hands and arms safely inside the windows of the Magic Bus.
Portland, Oregon musician and producer Prince Joely (Joel Rasmussen) released his debut solo album Future Smells early in 2019. Rasmussen has also co-produced albums like Lonely Melting Iceberg by The Red Channels, and We Got a Lot of Love by What in Your Heart Can Put You in a Trance, and he's appeared as a session player on recordings by TDRCO label-mates.
Reed Burnam is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter and solo artist currently involved in numerous working bands (Khali Haat, Ouiness, Many Birthdays). Originally from East Texas, Reed has been in Austin for nearly 20 years, with short stints living in Southern California and Northern India. Reed is also a writer and certified permaculture consultant. His solo album Another Switchback was his 2017 TDRCO debut, and the single "Collected Summer" followed later that year.
Silvertron Youth Choir isn’t short on inanity, assembling what could at times be described as children’s music made for (and seemingly by) mightily stoned adults; a pinwheeling, day- tripping, hipping and hopping, skipping and jumping ramble through the worm hole into a range of delightfully visual and guffaw-inducing ditties tackling all manner of subjects, such as: pies made of whiskey and bacon, soda pop downloading computer programs for rednecks, water spider birds on the tundra, philosophical mayonnaise, peanut butter trains, cosmic hybrid creatures riding forklifts, pamplemooses, and, as a lyrical coup-de-grace of sorts, Justin Bieber mounted triumphantly atop a giant rodent.
Silverton, Oregon's Thomas Mudrick is the real deal: talented, unique of vision, and able to go the distance. Mudrick has certainly got a swelling back catalogue to contend with, and his zany tongue in cheek lyrics are interspersed with more introspective moments that strike a zen balance of goofiness and world-weary wisdom. To suggest that Mudrick refuses to be boxed in to any rote and well-trod genres or categories should be pretty well established at this point for anyone paying attention, but new listener be warned: the musical temperature can change pretty quick ‘round these here parts, so keep yer listening ears on and enjoy the ride.
Tobias Berblinger is a Portland, Oregon singer-songwriter with a 2018 solo album in the cosmic country tradition out now on TDRCO (The Luckiest Hippie Alive). Moreover, Tobias leads his retro-psych-rock band The Verner Pantons, plays bass for Roselit Bone, and plays keyboards for Kassi Valazza and Nate Wey. Additionally he is a professional graphic designer and a live DJ, hosting genre-themed nights in Portland such as "Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love", "Death Trip", "Black Acid", and more.
Ten Dollar Recording Co. has released 6 various artists compilation CDs: That T-D-R-Co Sound: Breakfast By The Beach Collection; The T-D-R-Co Sound: Cool and West Coast Cruising Collection; The T-D-R-Co Sound: Cascadian Groove, Roots, and Psych Collection; The T-D-R-Co Sound: Cascadian Christmas Collection; The T-D-R-Co Sound: Cascadian Dub and Reggae Collection; and The T-D-R-Co Sound: Cascadian Folk and Soul Collection
A band that utilizes sub-folk soundscapes, 70's style dub and reggae, classic soul and pop, and is perhaps best described as one or two steps off the Medieval landscaping of "Greensleeves", perforated with a nearly gossamer, old world fragility, though dosed with a liberal dollop of paisley fallout and ganja fumigation to taste.