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The AM (Acoustic Minds) / Press

“PREMIERE: THE AM – POP DA BALLOON When you’ve had your fill of moody minimal techno and peak-time house hits, turn your attention to underground Portland-based electronic band The AM. Formerly known as Acoustic Minds, the foursome comprised of Jenni Price, Amanda Price, Josh Lorenzen, and Aaron Altemose offer a compelling sound they describe as “moody bass music with a soulful backbone.” Currently in the process of readying the release of their forthcoming full-length album, we’re extremely pleased to world premiere the vocal-driven “Pop da Balloon” featuring sinewy synths spread out over a sultry pop backdrop.”

“THE AM – CALLING OUT FT. LAFA TAYLOR [PREMIERE] Underground electronic band The AM just dropped an emotionally charged new tune off their forthcoming full length album and it features the one and only Lafa Taylor! Hailing from Portland Oregon, The AM( formerly known as Acoustic Minds) is a four piece electronic dance music band specializing in their self described “soul womp”. A splendid hybridization of live instruments, forward thinking production techniques and lyrical bliss; this is impassioned and soulful music with an attitude. “Calling Out” is case in point. A futuristic soundscape is complemented by real drums and powerful voices. It’s thoughtful and dynamic and yet still catchy. Lafa’s intelligent lyricism and compelling delivery are the icing on the cake to an already solid experience. Keep an eye out for the next release!”

“Premier: The AM’s remix “Kitty Kat” and mashup “Two Stars X Journeys End” The AM (Acoustic Minds) (@AcousticMinds) were voted Portland’s “Band of the Year” in 2010 and their music continues to drive them forward into the daily conversation of Electronic Music. The AM’s music has been described as “Moody Soul Bass Music” and their latest creations are pure heaven. If you love the intricacies of music creation, from the celebration of rhythm, to the emotional connection music can bring, these creatives should be on your radar!”

“[PORTLAND POP] Portland twin sirens Amanda and Jenni Price, known together as Acoustic Minds, specialize in their own blend of soul and New Millennium dance pop. Their work has two completely different, though not necessarily opposing, sides: a quiet, acoustic side rife with gorgeous blues and soul influences and a loud, club-banging side that is rich in synths and lyrics about the type of love at first sight that can happen only on the dance floor. Citing such influences as Rihanna and Katy B, the band is crossing over more fully to the latter\'s side; its new album, Electric Sol, sports synthy club jams fit to get a little sauced and make out with a rando to. ”

“Two of Portland’s hardest working musicians known for their live performances and unmatchable harmonies, 32 year-old twins Amanda and Jenni Price of Acoustic Minds get ready to release their second album in less than a year, “Live from the Living Room” this Saturday, January 8th at the Alberta Rose Theatre, and it’s like nothing you’ve heard from them before.”

“It's a compliment to Acoustic Minds to say that their new album, "Live From the Living Room," doesn't really sound like a live recording. The between-song banter and audience response are missing, and the performances are studio-perfect -- but it still retains the warmth and energy usually only seen and felt on stage. ”

“Jenni and Amanda Price are sisters, twins in fact. One can only imagine that it is the closely shared DNA that accounts for the flawless melding of their beautiful voices. Each alone is a fascinating talent, able to invoke folk, blues, soul and any number of genres. But together they titillate every one of the senses. ”