the angry orts are swiftly capturing hearts and headphones with their catchy garage-pop songs and
vibrant live shows. Frontwoman Sara Hernandez, guitarist Aaron Ettlin, bassist James Puryear and
drummer Matthew Hernandez unite to deliver dance punk beats and infectious pop melodies
that both bounce and swagger. the angry orts draw comparisons to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and
Sleater-Kinney while successfully defining a dynamic musical movement all their own.
They are currently completing their sophomore album which will be released at the Doug Fir Lounge
(Portland, Oregon) on August 14, 2010. The band is scheduled to perform summer shows at PCPA’s
Music on Main Street, the Mississippi Avenue Street Fair and PDX Pop Now! Their upcoming single
called “bodyblood” will also be featured on the PDX Pop Now! 2010 compilation album.
The popularity of their music continues to escalate via savvy social networking in combination with
memorable and engaging live performances. the angry orts are rapidly gaining attention throughout
the Pacific Northwest and are earning a reputation as the one of the top pop bands to emerge from
Portland’s indie music scene.
"Scorching...The band has an uncanny ability to cobble together disparate but familiar sounds into a seamless whole…bassist James Puryear and drummer Matthew Hernandez comport themselves admirably, thumping out the rhythm…and Aaron Ettlin switches nimbly between Jack White-flavored freakouts and slowcore atmospherics… The way [Sara] Hernandez channels Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano on one song and Belle and Sebastian-era Isobel Campbell on the next, wielding a panoply of deja ecoute weapons, is simply astonishing. The sounds they concoct...are so mesmerizing." - JIM BURLINGAME, BITCH MAGAZINE
Angry, my ass. The Angry Orts are far from upset; instead the bouncy local band captures the blurry pleasures of basement punk anthems, late-night house parties, and the dedicated devotion to even the most ambitious of pop melodies. Basically, it's what the Fastbacks would sound like if they lived in Portland right now, instead of Seattle back when. The Purple Rhino Squad vs. The Blue Whale Super Heavy Assault Troops (is)... an album of thrilling little pop songs that transcend the silly moniker of the band—and the record—by which they are presented. - THE PORTLAND MERCURY
The lead singer Sara Wiltshire sang with such urgency and volume, like a rallying call to the dance floor. Her joints would lock, then swing freely in congruence with drummer Matthew Hernandez’s kicks and crashes. The live show is dynamic and unassuming, in the grand tradition of punk rock music. The Orts condense their punk rock songs into pop songs you can dance to, and the immediacy was powerful enough to bring the comatose crowd to their feet. I eagerly anticipate the release of their new record this fall. - CHRIS GOVELLA, INDIEMUSIK.COM
The Angry Orts are this tight band that write really great anthemic pop numbers… (One) of the best local music discoveries I had this year. - MATT KING, POTLATCH PRESENTS
The Angry Orts split the difference between Blondie and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. With their frantic rhythms and Sara Wiltshire’s sassy caterwaul, the songs on their debut full-length manage the seemingly antithetical feat of being gritty and vibrant… a dose of bruised cool and energetic attitude. - RUMBLEFISH