Portland, OR's Clarity Process has seen a quick ascent into the inner
circles of the Portland music scene. The band, less than a year old, has
inked a deal w/ Oregon- based label, Rise Records. They've played many of
the cities biggest clubs w/ the likes of Crosstide, Jealous Sound, The
Bled, Saosin, Boys Night Out and A Static Lullaby among others.
Their blend of post-hardcore and more traditional rock (w/ some acoustic
touch) offers a memorable mix of heavy and introspective. But this is much
too simple a description for their sound. Fluid, the debut CD on Rise
Records is stunning. It begins with a bang (A Lighthouse), slamming
guitars and screaming emotion, into Song of the Year material (Heart In
Every Bullet) and moves quickly into subtle beauty (Post-Anemia), an
emotional track with the most memorable chorus you're likely to hear this
year. This song represents the soundscape of their musical vision,
yearning lyrics, rolling rhythms, and gorgeous guitar effects. Then the
precious beauty (In the Spill & May), songs of enormous emotional depth,
and the closer (Clipped Left Wing), which represents their BIG ROCK sound,
and wraps an unshakeable melody within walls of guitar, unsettling
rhythms, and whisper-scream vocals.
The band, though young and new to the attention it's getting, has
developed a monster stage presence. They are gaining fans across the
musical spectrum, from emo kids, to hardcore warriors, but it's only rock
and roll. And this band has earned their spot in the Portland scene by
leaving their hearts on every stage, always with an intensity that must be
seen to fully grasp.
The bands debut full length CD is out now on Rise Records.