Trials + Tribulations

July 6, 2011, 10:19 am
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Ian Anderson, formerly of the excellent Portland group Guidance Counselor, has a new project that goes darker than Guidance Counselor’s upbeat noise, but remains as compelling as ever before. He’s working on a full-length album at the moment but has released a 30-minute rehearsal tape. There are a few limited cassettes that you can buy from High Scores & Records for $4, or download from his Bandcamp page. Have a listen to one of the tracks below.

[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]Feelings – X

I’ll Give You Love if You Want Love
May 26, 2010, 11:03 am
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Guidance Counselor is one of my new favorite bands right now! They’re based out of Portland and are two guys, Ian Anderson and Andy Parker, making a whole lot of noise for just two guys. Their sound jumps around a bit, always electronic with a lot of synths, sometimes sounding like YACHT covering Joy Division. The music is energetic and light, perfect for your summer by the pool, or throw the record on at your next party and get everybody moving around.

Life is Tyte

Their self-titled album is out now on Old Wave Records.