Set Time: 5:30–6:30 p.m., EMU Green Stage
The Domestics are: Michael Finn, Leo London, Kyle Moderhak, Matt Moore, and Brad Norton.
Long before they decided to join forces as the Domestics, Finn and London each spent years honing their craft as individual songwriters. After over a decade of writing and performing under his own name in Eugene, London moved to Portland in the summer of 2013 and found himself tracking piano for Finn at Flora Recording and Playback, studio of Grammy-nominated producer Tucker Martine. Finn works with Martine as an assistant engineer alongside artists like My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, Neko Case, and Sufjan Stevens. This first studio collaboration began a relationship which would eventually lead to the combination of Finn and London’s respective solo projects and to the recording of their first record over 15 days in the spring of 2014.
Less than a year after assembling a live band, the Domestics have triumphantly emerged as one of Portland’s most promising new acts. Their energetic live shows, as well as the strength of their forthcoming debut record, have garnered them a dedicated fan base and maelstrom of critical attention.