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, Paper Cage (10/2/13), is the second in a planned series of three-song EPs. Paper Cage is the follow up to Monsters (1/22/13).
You might have heard the title track from Monsters on one of Portland’s rad local radio stations. It was also included in this year’s PDX Pop Now! Compilation, as well as Kink.fm’s Homegrown Volume Six. Huge thanks to Kink, 94.7, OPBmusic.org, KZME, KPSU, and KMUZ. All our songs are also available on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, and pretty much everywhere else.
Chandler Strutz (guitar/vocals)
Brady Strutz (bass/backup vocals)
Andrew Shepherd (drums/backup vocals)
All songs written by Chandler Strutz