RAINSTORM (all caps) is an experimental-pop group from Portland, Oregon. They are set to release Heat Waves on October 2 via Tender Loving Empire. Pulling heavily on cumbia rhythms, western African guitar, and nostalgic soul, the band weaves their influences into a coherent fabric of art-pop, executed masterfully and endlessly compelling. Produced by the legendary Robby Moncrieff (engineer of Dirty Projectors’ Bitte Orca, Youth Lagoon’s 7″, and Ganglians’ Still Living), Heat Waves shines with inescapable pop melodies, polyrhythmic singing, thunderous drumming, and shimmering guitar lines. The result is a unique brand of art-pop that is energetic, eclectic, and undeniably engaging. NPR is running a premiere of “Flat Earth” and the track is available as an MP3 to post and share via SoundCloud. Additionally, the band just announced the album pre-order and a fall tour in support of the release.