Lifestyle & Parenting

Cello Beats

August 12, 2009

Think of the four-stringed member of the violin family and concert halls
and symphonies come to mind. But the Portland
Cello Project
is challenging those preconceived notions and adding
punk clubs and dance parties to the cellos repertoire.

The Oregon-based group with 16 classically trained cellists launched in
2007 with the mantra of what would happen if we added cello? Known as
PCP, the indie orchestra has collaborated with bands such as The Dandy
Warhols and performed renditions of Britney Spears and Outkast tunes.

Their newest full-length release, The
Thao and Justin Power Sessions,
is a mix of collaborations with
Thao (of Thao with
the Get Down Stay Down
) and Justin
, the Portland ukulele player/singer-songwriter.

The result is an edgy mix of pop songs, moody tunes and the whimsy of
the cello in a way where all genres shine.

This is our kind of classical.

$9.99 on iTunes.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


get social


get more out of


Want the best, curated headlines and trends on the fly?

get more out of vita

Sign up for one, or sign up for all!