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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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

In 2017, Vee released the narrative short film, Searching Skies — which touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States — and co-organized The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. 2022 sees the release of their next short film, Reckless Spirits, which is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature film.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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