It’s probably the perfect week to post about a band called Miracles Club given the holidays and all. The three-piece act from Portland, Oregon has kept a steady smile on my face since their recent EP release last month off of Mexican Summer. When I first heard them I thought I had stumbled on a vinyl rip but I was wrong oh so wrong.
“Miracles Club is the brainchild of Rafael Fauria & Honey Owens (Valet, Nudge, Jackie-O Motherfucker). In yet another left turn from the inherent psychedelia of those projects, this new EP presents four excessively blissful, thumpety piano-led acid house time machine numbers, reminiscent of the late ‘80s/early ‘90s, the Hacienda, late-period Factory Records, big pants, Soul II Soul, shopping at the Gap, Coogi sweaters, Stu-Stu-Studio Line hair gel and mousse, Lisa Stanisfield’s spitcurl … you get it, right? Owens is assisted here by Mark Burden (Silentist) and Jonathan Sielaff (Golden Retriever), and there’s a dancer in the mix for live performances too. So cool, confident and energetic, you can relive the glory days of clubbing and that awesome, fruity smell that cassette tapes you bought (or racked!) at the mall record store had when you first took off the cellophane.”
P.S. I also love that they used a Keith Haring piece for their album art and I’m happy Acid House is making a comeback.