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Public Domain Rainbow

by Alex Arrowsmith

A tightly-constructed cascade of pop melodies, and a perfect soundtrack for archery lessons as well as shop class. Features classics of the 2010s like “Bad Vibrations,” “Not Salman Rushdie” and “Sexual Taxi.”
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1. Bad Vibrations
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2. A Different Story
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3. Step Inside
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4. Saving Up the World
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5. Not Salman Rushdie
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6. Painted Over
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7. Heliophobia
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8. Breathe In the Air
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9. Nuke Song II
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10. My Minimum
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11. 2012
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12. We All Abide
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13. Sexual Taxi
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14. All You Need Is Love
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About Public Domain Rainbow:

Never before has Alex spent so long working on an album, and indeed, the long hours of sweating and cursing during that time bear fruit on the fizzy pop cascade of PUBLIC DOMAIN RAINBOW. After over two years of writing and recording, Alex gives birth to his most focused batch of songs yet. This is no crazy dumping ground of ideas, like 2009’s MODERNITY LEAVE or 2002’s A BUNCH OF SONGS or 1968’s THE WHITE ALBUM, but rather painstakingly whittled from a piece of driftwood in Greenland, so to speak. It is all at once ambitious and geeky, thoughtful and ridiculous.

About Alex Arrowsmith:

Portland artist Alex Arrowsmith is known for wearing scrubs on stage, then subsequently being asked in 7-11 if he just got off work. But he’s also known for off-kilter Beatles-style pop, lush production, and prolific album releases. With a thirst for music production starting at a young age, Arrowsmith has fully self-produced and engineered every album of the 12 he’s released.

Arrowsmith’s music has an anything-goes attitude, with an inexplicable affinity for disarming textures and animal sound effects. The songwriting is humor-tinged and adventurous, with lyrics such as, “If you want to claim Palestine/You’re gonna need some expert web design.” While Arrowsmith’s music often veers into the absurd (see: “Coldplay Got Eaten by Piranhas”), its true allegiance is to strong hooks and melodies. This unusual musical perspective is derived from hard-hitting innovators such as The Cure and They Might Be Giants.

Arrowsmith recently collected a drummer and a bass player (Mayhaw Hoons, bassist from up-and-coming Portland indie rock band The Shaky Hands) to complete his live band, Alex Arrowsmith and His Pugs. Arrowsmith’s live shows are entertaining and dynamic – soaring background vocals fuse with guitar bravado, delivering a clean and delicious sound. Sometimes, an electric razor will make an appearance.

In a shock twist ending that betrays his bedroom artist rep, Arrowsmith’s songs have aired on several radio stations, and on television shows such as NBC’s Today Show and the UK teen drama Skins. Arrowsmith also achieved internet celebrity status with the YouTube political satire “Bomb Iran,” which has garnered over 164,000 views and was briefly featured on CNN.

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