Portland Indie Rock Duo - Small Million: Young Fools
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posted 27 Aug 2018 by Krister Axel
The sound here is gorgeous, and thick, layering cold synthesizers and an echoed bass, with a beat that stomps on the line between synth-pop and Americana.

This kind of lead vocal sounds like your cool friend waxing poetic after a long night. There's a bit of platitude and recollection, honest advice, and the posing of rhetorical questions; a fair amount of melodious joy can be collected from the spaces in-between. And isn't that the point.

The sound here is gorgeous, and thick, layering cold synthesizers and an echoed bass, with a beat that stomps on the line between synth-pop and Americana. This is clearly a songwriting team to look out for.

Portland duo Small Million (Ryan Linder & Malachi Graham) met on the dance floor and got busy polishing their moody, lyrical synth pop. This song is featured on our Roots Collection playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist