- THE UNIT BREED
The Unit Breed is perpetually on tour. Yet, despite a decade’s worth of road time clocked, the Portland-based act has remained steadfastly DIY: It still books all its own shows and has self-recorded all six of its full-length albums. Its list of ex-members is long, and the only constant has been vocalist-guitarist Joseph Demaree. He’s also an incredible Dali-inspired visual artist, and his artwork clearly influences the band’s music. Its latest, 2009’s Always Distance The Lonely, is full of surreal ’60s psych heavy on fantasy and echoed vocals, which complement the band’s live projections well. The CD/LP also comes with an accompanying booklet of Demaree’s newest paintings.