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Albums Of The Week: Panthervision | Now In 3​-​D

The Portland foursome host a fast-moving program of power-pop & garage-rock.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Bonnie Veronica (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Kirk Larsen (lead guitar, backing vocals) led the power pop/garage band Beyond Veronica for 15 years — mostly in Portland, OR., though they originally formed in Sacramento, CA.

After a break, they started writing songs that were more aggressive but still melodic. Ben Asher (drums) had already been asking Kirk about future plans. Ty Gerhardt (bass) was recommended by mutual friends from the Sacramento days. Panthervision debuted in 2019 and soon played the International Pop Overthrow festival and the final show of Portland’s long-running Nuggets Night festival. Their initial concept was The Muffs meets Sweet, but The Yardbirds are in there somewhere, and some pre-Walk Like An Egyptian Bangles … and most of all, their own style and enthusiasm. Their debut album Now In 3-D was recorded at their own studio and is a collection of 12 high-energy, melodic guitar-driven rockers.”