TOP POPS! Lost Lander (Track Premiere), Royal Canoe, Gacha

TOP POPS! column featuring top pop tracks, where Portland indie rock outfit Lost Lander gets remixed by Royal Canoe and Gacha gets all New Age.

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Lost Lander – “Give It Time” (Royal Canoe Remix)

Lost Lander

Lost Lander Tour DatesPortland’s Lost Lander are just about to embark on a nationwide tour with hometown indie rock mates The Helio Sequence, and what a pleasure for us to premiere this remix of “Give It Time”, which has been expertly re-imagined by our long-time favorites, Royal Canoe! “Give It Time” comes from Lost Lander’s latest full-length, Medallion, which is out now. In perfect conjunction with tonight’s Full Moon in Sagittarius, which symbolically calls for expansion and big-picture thinking, this track hints towards the maturity required to allow for the patient unfolding of the come what may. And this philosophical high-mindedness doesn’t stop at just this track, either. The press release for Medallion sums up Lost Lander’s continued deep-thinking:

“If DRRT, the group’s first independently released album, was about the confluence of nature and technology, Medallion, its latest, concerns dualities – experiences of love and loss, impermanence and longevity, death and rebirth. Medallion is all about wrenching joy from despair, of finding the permanent within the temporary.”

And for good additional measure, here’s “Gemini”, another track from Medallion — for it’s Gemini season right now, and it happens to be the opposite sign of Sagittarius.

Gacha featuring Natalie TBA Beridze

Gacha’s Send Two Sunsets came out last month on Apollo Records, and this title track, featuring Natalie TBA Beridze, may be the most New Age-inspired and feel-good of them all. It reminds one of a cascading journey into infinity, like a rainforest mist falling down all around you. Yes, indeed, it borders on cheesy… but this type of calm offers a pleasant reprieve from the busy days which abound.

And a couple additional tracks featuring Beridze, including a Djrum remix!



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Vivian Hua 華婷婷

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. Vivian regularly shares human-centered stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2021, they will begin production on a BIPOC metaphysical comedy film entitled RECKLESS SPIRITS. They are passionate about cultural spaces, sustainable practices, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. YEAH!

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