Portland-based band Oh Darling soon will relocate to Los Angeles.

Oh Darling

Portland's latest contribution to its indie pop scene is Oh Darling. Featuring Jasmine Ash on vocals and keyboards, J. Marie Hall on bass, Daven Hall on guitar and Jake Endicott on drums, the group started playing together in 2006 and released its debut album, "Nice Nice," this September.

With a sound that is influenced by The Pixies, Blondie and Built to Spill, the members of Oh Darling write sweet, straightforward pop songs with charming melodies.

"They're cute," says Tom Hillard of Creative Works Records, the independent Los Angeles label that signed Oh Darling for "Nice Nice." The album was produced by Gregg Williams (The Daddy Warhols, Blitzen Trapper). Tracks on the album showcase the band's musicianship, as well as its indie and '80s rock electro-pop background.

Oh Darling will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Stillwater, 1951 Highway 66, Ashland.

"They've been playing music with other bands around Portland forever," Hillard says, "When they finally met, it was like a match made in heaven. They're into bunnies, they wear the same outfits and they decorate the stage with Day of the Dead stuff."

The Portland Tribune stated that "It's impossible not to get a contact buzz from the band's buoyant, charming pop."

"There's a huge buzz going on in Portland about them," Hillard says. "So we're bringing it to Los Angeles."

Indeed, Oh Darling has been spending a lot of time in Southern California. The group is getting ready to make the big move to the city and will soon hit the road for a tour with L.A. indie rockers Eighty Eight.

"Nice Nice" is available at ohdarlingmusic.com and at iTunes.

There's no cover for the show at Stillwater. Call 482-6113.

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