New Sounds Goin' Round....

Port O’Brien will release All We Could Do Was Sing this coming May. I wrote about these guys last year on the strength of their Nowhere To Run EP, and since then the band has grown into a full-on folk rock outfit. The album will mark the first proper release from these nautical theme obsessives from California led by former Alaskan fisherman Van Pierszalowski. It will feature a reworked (read: livelier, electric) version of the chanted sea shanty “I Woke Up Today” - a song that originally appeared on the EP and gained the band some nice attention. Thanks to Stereogum for the heads up.

MP3 :: I Woke Up Today
MP3 :: Stuck On A Boat
(from All We Could Do Was Sing. Info here)

Last April Dog Day released Night Group, an album that seemingly went unnoticed by most bloggers. Or at least this one. When the band’s reps passed along these 2 tracks last week I hadn’t heard of the band. That’s a shame, because on these 2 songs the band proves itself quite capable with strong indie rock hooks and driving guitars. And no, that’s not Ben Gibbard on vocals.

MP3 :: Lydia
MP3 :: Sleeping, Waiting
(from Night Group. Buy here)

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