Jun 30

Great. Okay. EP Out Today!!

Really excited to say The Great. Okay. EP is out today! (rhymes). Head over to bandcamp and pick your price for the EP. Free downloads are cool, and any money you can throw us just goes to recording new songs faster!

Here’s how you can help this be successful:

1. download the EP.
2. Listen to the EP.
3. Tell a friend(s) to do the same(s).
4. Let us know what you think on facebook/twitter/etc.
6. Let EVERYONE know what you think by writing a review (Itunes, CDBaby, Amazon.com, etc).

*we’ve omitted the number five because it’s a bit cliche, don’t you think?

 

Great. Okay. album art

 

Here’s what the press is saying so far:

Opbmusic.org
End Hits
The Sound of Confusion (UK)
The Portland Deli
SYFFAL
Indie Artist Mag
50thirdand3rd.com

 

 

 

Come to the release show tonight at Mississippi Studios! Show is FREE as part of the Portland Mercury’s Ear Candy Series. Bear & Moose and Animal Eyes open. Click the sweet Showdeer poster design for the link to the facebook event:

 

Great. Okay. Release Poster

 

Other ways to hear the Great. Okay. EP:
CD Baby (they take the smallest cut out of anyone)
Spotify (listen, and listen again!)
Itunes

 

 

 

Thanks for listening, sharing and making it possible to keep doing music! See you TONIGHT!!

-Chandler

Jun 23

OPB Music First Listen!!

Well, we can’t say we are not excited to share the new songs with you. That would be a lie. I have never told a lie in my life. Except for that time when I was George Washington.

OKAY, on to real things! We are super, super excited to announce our new EP, which is out next Monday, 6.30.14 is available to stream via NPR affiliate opbmusic.org! They’re giving you the first listen, so head over listen to the tracks a bunch and get amped for the release show at Mississippi Studios. (FREE SHOW!!). Check out what Matt at OPB has to say about the EP here.

This week will be a flurry of getting a hundred things ready for our special day, but I will try to keep reviews and links and things posted as they develop. Keep checking back in!

Huge thanks to Gustav and crew at 94.7/94.7 Too, for spinning the title track (digitally)! They’ll be featuring it on the day of the release/show at 2pm, so be sure to tune in or stream it online.

We’ve also heard it on XRAY.fm, and KZME, locally. (let us know if we’ve missed any).

Here’s what Sean at Indie Artist Magazine had to say about the EP: Indie Mag Feature

May 21

A-MAY-zing (like the month…of May)

Well don’t I just look like a rascal, flat on his hide with a bucket of crud?!

Sorry for the slow posts on here. Been busy, gang. But that means new stuff to share! MOST importantly: Our new EP “Great. Okay.” is coming out 6/30! Doing the release show at Mississippi Studios for The Portland Mercury’s Ear Candy shows, which means it’s COMPLETELY FREE!!! ALSO great news, our main dudes Animal Eyes are playing, as well as Bear & Moose. It’s gonna rock.

More on that soon. Here’s what you might’ve missed recently:

94.7 played the title track from our new EP, along with a super nice shout out from Gustav! I could listen to that guy say anything, and I bet it’d sound cool. So you can imagine hearing his smooth, soothing…smoothing, if you will, voice talk about us was something of a trip!

Local coolass, Ben Hubbird has also been “spinning” the track over on his XRAY.fm show. If you don’t know about XRAY.fm, you aren’t from these parts. It’s ONLY Portland’s coolest new online radio station, run by a bunch of rad PDX DJs/musicians/scenesters. If you want to learn more or pledge to their cause click here.

Two weeks ago we had the honor to play for OPBmusic and OPB‘s Stagepass Series, along with Modern Kin at Mississippi Studios. It was such a fun show, and there should be a video or two surfacing before too long. We’ll be sure to post it EVERYWHERE once it’s available. Also, go see Modern Kin. Real dynamic trio of talented folks.

Just got one of the nicest reviews from Drunken Werewolf over in the UK. They posted our video for Paper Cage. Go check it out and see what they had to say here:

http://www.drunkenwerewolf.com/blog/introducing-just-lions/

I’m sure I missed something, but that’s a good feel for what we’ve been up to in the wizarding world of music. Your support is magic, and as Voldemort keyed, “magic is might.”

love you,
-Chandler

PS I forgot to MAY-ke more May-themed puns. MAY-be I’m not the MAY-or of puns, but I MAY have a gift for diction May-hem. I am as proud as the MAY-ne of a MAY-ple thoroughbred…Sorry I guess I MAY-med that one a bit. Mayhaps this is the end. For now. (MAY!).

Please enjoy this list of celebrities named “May”:

Also “Aunt May” from Spiderman.

Apr 04

Paper Cage Music Video up now!

Stoked to have a new music video out for our song Paper Cage. Thanks to Ned at the Portland Mercury for debuting it for Video Vriday. Check out what Ned says here:

Our buddy Phillip Abraham (phillipabraham.com) put this together in his spare time and it turned out pretty rad! Something fun to look at while you listen. Plus you get to see me wipe out on a public bridge.

 

Start streaming it, and passing it around. We’re gonna get to a million plays on this one. (OR ELSE!).

Sorry, I’m just excited for MEDIA CONTENT!!! Enjoy the music video, if you might.

-Chandler

Apr 02

You Can Find Me in tha Club. (Studio)

Just keeping everyone blog-posted,

Just Lions has been working hard in the studio to get y’all some new jams! While none of them are Space JamsBill Murray Space Jam, they ARE turning out pretty rad. But you can be the judge of that soon enough! More on that later–expect a late June EP release.

Thanks to everyone who’s made it to a show this year. Been having a lot of fun playing with some of our favorite bands like Hustle and Drone, Adventure Galley, Adam Brock 4, Bubble Cats, A Happy Death, No Tomorrow Boys, The Hoot Hoots and more! More radness to come. Speaking of which…

Snoop Cosby

The homie Snoop Cosby

Really excited to be playing Holocene again, this time with our buds in Adventure Galley and Wishyunu. This is a fun bill, like Cosby. Looking like it’s our last Portland show until the EP release in June, so don’t miss out! 4/9 @ Holocene. We play first at 9pm. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/228040847388995/

Also, got a really nice write up from Ted at Music Connection Magazine after our show at Kelly’s a little while back. See what he thinks of our live set here:

http://issuu.com/musicconnectionmagazine/docs/mcapril14/51?e=7397416/7281023

blue man group?

Not an Eiffel 65 photo.

In OTHER news I’m putting out a solo EP of some acoustic bummer tunes of mine. Like REAL soon. I know what you’re thinking, because I read minds: “Oh great, a guy and his guitar. How Original.” But they’re good songs, and this is a different version of me. A lot more raw and honest. Maybe blue is not your favorite color, but it’s a good color still, and a nice break from the reds and yellows of the world. (Side note: blue is probably my favorite color, unless I can choose silver/chrome).

If you’re feeling generous, or even just bored, head to my facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/ChandlerStrutzMusic?ref=hl

and show me some love! Click “like” and then invite friends to do the same. Every little weird hoop you jump through helps a lot more than you’d think. Just trying to get the songs out to more and more people, and eventually get interrupted by Kanyekanye during my acceptance speech for some cool award that I win because I am Taylor Swift.

Here’s one of the songs if you missed it on Valentine’s Day: https://soundcloud.com/chandlerstrutz/happy-valentines-day

I also have Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChandlerStrutz

Still trying to get more and more new songs out there for y’all to vibe with. Still taking my time to perfect the beats, and I still got love for the streets.

I like you guys.
-Chandler

Also I feel like I wasn’t fully honest with everyone…I said “studio” but it was actually a bunch of different studios. I hope we can be friends or whatever the hell we’re calling this relationship.

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