Tender Loving Empire warms up the winter with "Portland Smiles"

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Tender Loving Empire released a compilation of Portland bands covering The Beach Boy's masterpiece album Smile  and we think it's pretty damn good, here's why...

Portland Smiles presents 11 genre-hopping songs from a wide array of local bands taking turns paying homage to this eclectic album originally written by the enigmatic and eclectic Beach Boys.  Each cover brings new light on their songs through a variety of different and unique voices.  From Adam Brock's symphony of vocal harmonies in his cover of Good Vibrations to Turbo Perfecto's sludgy rock version of Fall Breaks and Back to Winter; influence and tribute go hand in hand in this great collection of songs.

Now available on iTunes, enjoy covers from Radiation City, Typhoon, Jared Mees & The Grown Children, and many others that make an appearance on this celebratory compilation. So let's bring in the winter months right...with beach balls and suntan lotion.


Check out this new web series Beach Party TV with interviews of musicians from the compilation.  In this first episode (below) enjoy this interview with Colin Jenkins (who covered Heroes and Villians).