Just Lions is a Portland, OR-based Indie Rock/Pop/Jazz trio comprised of brothers Chandler and Brady Strutz, as well as their childhood friend Andrew Shepherd. Formed in 2008, The band’s crisp live set is driven by catchy guitar solos, energetic drumming, and tight harmonies. Andrew and Chandler have been in bands together for over a decade. Brady and Chandler have been quarreling in the backseat of family sedans for the better part of two decades. Starting Just Lions is one of the best ideas to ever come from a Denny’s in the middle of the night (second only to, “Let’s stop going to Denny’s”). Some major influences include Elliott Smith, Radiohead, Weezer, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles.
The band’s most recent release, Great. Okay. (6/30/14), is the third in a planned series of three-song EPs, following "Paper Cage" (10.2.13) and Monsters (1/22/13).
You might have heard our tracks on one of Portland’s rad local radio stations (94.7fm, 94.7/too, XRAY.fm, KZME, KPSU). The song "Monsters" was also included in the 2013 PDX Pop Now! Compilation, as well as Kink.fm’s Homegrown Volume Six. "Great. Okay." was included on Tender Loving Empire's "Friends and Friends of Friends Volume 7" in 2014.
Chandler Strutz (guitar/vocals)
Brady Strutz (bass/backup vocals)
Andrew Shepherd (drums/backup vocals)
All songs written by Chandler Strutz