Tiburones // Seance Crasher

"Luz Elena Mendoza and Death Songs' Nick Delffs connected creatively when their bands shared a 2012 tour down the West Coast. Upon returning home to Portland, that connection was never intended to evolve into a new band. It just did so on its own....Three years after that initial tour, Mendoza and Delffs' band, Tiburones, is releasing its debut album, Eva. [The album] smolders and soars with the kind of folkloric, Latin-tinged indie-pop that has made Y La Bamba one of Portland's most beloved bands. At the same time, it skitters with a jittery brand of rock 'n' soul, à la Death Songs and Delffs' previous band, the Shaky Hands." -Portland Mercury
"On Piano Pills, his latest record under the Seance Crasher name, the hours Rafn logged playing in what he calls "riff-rock bands" can be found under delicate layers of vocals and groovy synth flourishes. He certainly learned a thing or two in his prior post as the synth operator for Wampire, but the resignation to lighter material still hits with a wallop at the end of "Have You Ever Been in LA?" and the bouncy guitar and vocal dubs that "Strange Paintings" rides into the sunset. The mixes are full of lush melodrama, but the analog approach Rafn has used in Seance Crasher keeps his peculiar brand of studio pop feeling both ambitious and tidy in all the right places." -Willamette Week