Stops – Nameless Faces [New Vinyl LP]
Title: Nameless Faces
Release Date: 2015
Record Label: No Sun Recordings
Limited vinyl LP-only pressing 2015 debut from The Stops – self-described as five girls playing punk.” Nameless Faces definitely adds to Portland’s reputation for dark melodic punk (see also: Observers, Red Dons). The Stops have cultivated a unique sound – combining seemingly disparate influences of the Wipers, Adolescents, and early Go-Go’s. They kind of come off like an American counterpart to Terrible Feelings – except they’re more straight-forward punk rock and not quite as bleak.