Did you read Ethan Maffey's story in last week's paper about Helio Sequence?
If you missed it, here's a recap. The Portland-area duo is big time (they're on Sub Pop). They play thoughtful, honest ambient-alt rock (see: Negotiations, their 2012 release). Brandon Summers (vocals and guitars) and Benjamin Weikel (drums and keys) are Helio Sequence.