Point Juncture, WA | Juxtapony EP

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Juxtapony EP

by Point Juncture, WA

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Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
\"Damn girl, when you take the trash out!\"

You know those classic bands that really matter, not just because they write great music, but because they love each other and it shows in their playing? Those bands who have not a shred of smarmy pretentiousness and love to play music more than anything? Those bands who are dorky and unfashionable and couldn\'t care less? Point Juncture, WA is one of those bands. Portland needs more of those bands.

JUXTAPONY EP is the best CD I\'ve ever received randomly at a party. Usually, I\'ll give the ubiquitous unsolicited demo the cursory, albeit snotty and biased, listen. Nine times out of ten, the CDs that people give out are filled with boring, derivative tripe, and wear their painfully obvious influences like a bad t-shirt. And so I go on reluctant to listen to anything anyone hands me. Then a band like Point Juncture, WA comes along, slaps me across the face, and kicks me in the crotch.

Powerful male/female counterpoint vocals make me think of bands I love like X or Blonde Redhead. The music is big and expansive, with sparse, yet powerful dub-like beats. One guitar, and lots of vibes and keyboards. Nice loopy basslines, too. Very well constructed. Produced by Skyler Norwood up in Camas, WA, JUXTAPONY EP is a great debut from a really solid band.

PJWA is already creating quite a stir \'round here so order this CD and/or go see them ASAP. This girl, and four boys are taking the trash out on Portland, sucka.

- Levi Cecil, Music Libaration Project, feb/mar issue, 2005


Last April, the members of Point Juncture, WA played their first show in the basement of their house. They had a different name, one fewer band member, a few minor kinks to work out and an infectious enthusiasm for playing music together. I heard them during those embryonic stages, and when the trumpet and vibraphone meshed with those frenetic guitar and soaring vocal harmonies, I was hooked.

Now, almost a year later, the kinks are long gone, each live show offers new depth, and the EP Juxtapony has claimed a regular spot in my CD changer. Throw in the handmade album packaging, spray-painted show fliers and the fact they\'re five of the nicest folks you could meet - well, it should be obvious that anyone who doesn\'t like this band must have a cold heart.

- Jason Quigley, rock photographer, in Willamette Week\'s annual \"Best New Bands in Portland\" issue, April 8, 2005


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Chris (from PA)

Interweaving vocals = wonderful
Layered vocals from two males and one female is done with beautiful fashion from this band. It was certainly the standout element that totally hooked me (eventhough I prefer Amanda's voice over the guys). But with tight instrumentation, along with this vocal approach, the band certainly leave you wanting more once the EP is through.

Timmy!!!

The best $6 dollars I ever spent!
The cd is awesome.I'm from WI and was reeled in by the cd name. I've never seen these guys but from this ep I definetly would. The mixture of male and female vocals brings the music to the next level. Melodic yet rocking, simply captivating. The songs flow beautifully and I don't want the cd to end, I can't wait for a full length cd!

Alex Good

Good solid rock album
This is a very good album. Having both a male and female vocal gives them an excellent range and allow for more of a variety in the songs than I've been finding in a lot of albums. Also, I'm a sucker for horn intros. It is a bit short, though.

CD Baby


Mixing in a little prog, a little emo, this insanely creative, slightly dissonant mathy rock outfit has a way of drawing you deeper into their emotional landscape with each track. Point Juncture, WA has nailed that three-dimensional mastery where layers upon layers slip between another, breathe in and breathe out with the utmost elegance and meaning. Starting off with dub-inspired beats, bringing in tastefully economic guitar, reverberating vibraphone and poignant keyboards, then tilting the angle with their consistently mind-blowing vocals (both guy and girl), this gang is making Portland, Oregon most proud. All details aside, the overall impression is one of sincere, genuine music-making; these four guys and a girl put their hearts into every sound, every silence and every breath, reminding us that the magic of music happens in the subtleties and the vulnerabilities.

Dan from Leisur Hive

A gorgeous record
I'm so glad I stumbled accross this band. This CD has quickly become one of my favourite records by anyone...

If you really want lazy reference points think of the melodic experimentalism of Thee More Shallows or Broadcast or a more abstract PJ Harvey... but in truth Point Juncture WA are very much out there on their own (yet without being willfully difficult)

Each song is a little faded jewel of lyrical ennui and sonic adventure waiting to be discovered like some crumpled sepia photograph in a dusty attic...

A very special band and a very special CD.

Travis Kurowski

One of the most talented young bands in Portland's up and coming rock and roll.
Point Juncture, WA's first EP is one of my precious life preservers as I am 3000 miles from my Oregon home--the CD is so full of hope and talent and werewithal that one can't help but be inspired by this band's prodigous talent and obvious effort in putting together these first songs. All the songs are full of hope and trying: what more could we need in such a time in America where are friends and neighbors our being sent off to war? The song "oh pioneers" cries with a claustrophobia we all feel in our own skins, and the entire CD bops to the delicious sounds of the Portland, Oregon city streets where everybody is good looking, brilliant, and ten-feet tall--really! And they all ride bikes! When is Point Juncture's full length coming out? Until then, check this album out, damn!!