Saturday, May 10, 2008

Port O'Brien

When Port O'Brien's Van Pierszalowski isn't seafaring on his fishing boat and counterpart Cambria Goodwin isn't baking away sweet cakes, they're sparing some time making music together, combined with the collaborative efforts of Caleb Nichols, Joshua Barnhart and Zebedee Zaitz. Reeling in folk and pop, their sophomore album release "All We Could Do Was Sing" opens with the sing-along anthem and first single "I Woke Up Today". Reworked, it captures joyous celebration of the refreshing feel of the morning rise which then leaves the rest of the album subsiding quickly over to a lonely dark sunset. The record varies from upbeat pop melodies, folk meanderings and raucous rock; and as the band first studio album, its pulled in its effort to formulate this stunning record, which is already on the favourite lists of M. Ward and Tegan & Sara. All We Could Do Was Sing is out in Australia through Dew Process today and the rest of the world on May 13th, whilst at the moment the band are touring North America with another favourite of mine, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.

Port O'Brien I Woke Up Today / (Daytrotter Session Version)
Port O'Brien My Eyes Won't Shut
Port O'Brien Stuck On A Boat

Purchase All We Could Do Was Sing and watch I Woke Up Today


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