Watch: The Helio Sequence - “Upward Mobility” Video

Updated Tour Dates for May 16 - August 23

Apr 29, 2015

The Helio Sequence have just released the video for their song "Upward Mobility," from their forthcoming self-titled album. More

The Helio Sequence Announce U.S. Tour

New Self-Titled LP Out May 19

Apr 03, 2015

Due to release their brand new self-titled about next month, The Helio Sequence have announced plans for U.S. tour this summer.  More

Mar 04, 2015

The Helio Sequence have announced their sixth album and premiered the first song from it. Simply titled The Helio Sequence, it's due out May 19 via Sub Pop. A press release describes the album as a very honest and energetic one, being most accurately represented by the leading single, "Stoic Resemblance." More

The Helio Sequence To Release New Album

Negotiations Out Sept. 11

Jun 12, 2012

The Helio Sequence have announced that they will release their first album of new material in four years this September. More

Premiere: Live From Nowhere Near You: Volume Two Full Album Stream

Rare and Unreleased Songs from Elliott Smith, Ryan Adams, Bright Eyes, James Mercer, Modest Mouse, Wilco, and much more

Jul 19, 2011

Last week Under the Radar premiered an unreleased Ryan Adams song, "Shine Through the Dark," and now we're pleased to premiere a full stream of the album it's taken from —the 64-track charity compilation Live From Nowhere Near You: Volume Two, which is out today via Greyday Records. The album features rare and unreleased tracks from the likes of Elliott Smith, Bright Eyes (featuring Spoon's Britt Daniel), The Shins' James Mercer, Modest Mouse, Wilco, Daniel Johnston, The Helio Sequence, Blue Giant (featuring members of Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists, and Viva Voce), and much more. More

Apr 07, 2010

Portland experimental rockers Menomena are finally set to release their fourth album on July 27 through Barsuk (July 26 in Europe via City Slang). It's entitled Mines and is the successor to the band's excellent 2007 LP, Friend and Foe. More


The Helio Sequence

2007 Preview Bonus Interview

Jan 02, 2007

Time and space seem to be the cornerstones of the untitled work in progress from Portland, OR duo The Helio Sequence (vocalist/guitarist Brandon Summers and keyboardist/drummer Benjamin Weikel). Summers cites the use of odd micing in closets and a more acoustic writing approach as having influenced a record unlike anything the duo have produced before. More


The Helio Sequence

The Helio Sequence

Sub Pop

Jun 15, 2015

Negotiations was painful, a record from the heart and for the heart. The Helio Sequence's last release was borne from a difficult season of necessary introspection for Brandon Summers. Despite the album's acclaim, it's not surprising he wasn't keen on repeating the creative process. More



Sub Pop

Sep 12, 2012

The fifth record from Oregon-based indie rock duo The Helio Sequence sees the pair take a step back: time to take stock, to reassess. It's their first release since 2008's Keep Your Eyes Ahead, the success of which seems to have allowed them the space, money, and confidence to facilitate this fresh outlook. More