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Nurses, White Fang Lead PDX Pop Now!; Exclusive Horse Feathers MP3 from Accompanying Comp

An array of local powerhouses will play Portland's free, all-ages affair, with many more contributing to the linked compilation disc.

The fifth annual PDX Pop Now! festival will, per usual, pack Portland’s finest into a West Coast weekend with no shortage of tradition, having starred acts like Sleater-Kinney, the Decemberists, and the Shins in the past. This year’s all-ages shindig features regional stalwarts and compelling national up-and-comers like Grouper, Nurses, and White Fang, and will be held in the Oregon indie music mecca — specifically at Rotture — from July 25-27.

While some of the acts have been announced, is proud to unveil the full artillery of participants for the first time (see below). But were that not enough for all ye Oregonian faithful, an exclusive download from the fragile and earthy Horse Feathers, taken from the 2008 PDX Pop Now! compilation, is available here. The rest of the 40(!)-song collection captures dance mavens Chromatics and the quirky electro-pop of YACHT, alongside unreleased tracks from the likes of Blitzen Trapper, Yellow Swans, and the Joggers, among others. And judging by a listen to Horse Feathers’ “Road to Ruin,” it’s apparent the well out West has not yet run dry.

PDX Pop Now! Fest Full Line-Up:
Andy Combs and the Moth
A Weather
Bark Hide and Horn
Blind Pilot
the Builders and the Butchers
Chris Robley & the Fear of Heights
Devin Phillips Band
Dragging an Ox Through Water
Eat Skull
Eskimo and Sons
Experimental Dental School
A Ghost’s Face Two Inches From You Own Face
Guidance Counselor
Nick Jaina
JonnyX and the Groadies
Living Proof
Loch Lomond
Love Menu
Meth Teeth
New Bloods
Norfolk & Western
Pure Country Gold
Podington Bear
The Portland Cello Project
Rainy States
The Revisions
the SubArachnoid Space
Swim Swam Swum
The Tenses
Tu Fawning
the Warfield Experience
White Fang
Wooden Indian Burial Ground
World’s Greatest Ghosts
Y La Bamba

Now Hear This: “Road To Ruin” (DOWNLOAD MP3)