With more than a dozen members, things can get rather crowded for Typhoon. After garnering attention for an EP that came out last spring, A New Kind of House, the Portland band is starting to find stages it can actually fit on, including one here at The Newport Folk Festival and another a few days later on Late Night With David Letterman. It’s been a long road to get here, though. Morton and Tenobe have known each other since they were kids in Salem, Ore., and were part of the original Typhoon record in 2005 before the band went on hiatus a couple years later. “There was too much pressure, and it wasn’t really working,” Morton says. “There were a lot of interpersonal problems. We didn’t know what direction we were going in. We didn’t really even know who was writing the songs.”
Watch Typhoon perform “Common Sentiment” at the Sennheiser & Paste Present the Stages on Sixth.