Port O'Brien are an American
musical group combining elements of acoustic, folk and indie
They are named after a bay featuring a now-abandoned cannery on
Kodiak Island where founder member Van Pierszalowski's parents met. They
started out as a folk music duo of Cambria Goodwin and Van
Cambria was living in Cambria, California and Van was living in Oakland. After Cambria moved closer to Oakland
they added a rhythm section composed of Caleb Nichols and Joshua
The band has toured nationally with artists such as Nada
Surf, Bright Eyes and The Cave Singers and toured Europe with Modest
Mouse, as well as receiving favourable reviews from Pitchfork
and The Times.
named Port O'Brien his "favorite new band".
To date the band has released three albums; a compilation of
self-recorded and early tracks called The Wind and the Swell on
American Dust Records and a studio-recorded album All We Could Do Was
Sing on City Slang Records,
and their latest studio album Threadbare on TBD
"I Woke Up Today" from the album All We Could Do Was Sing was
recently used as the backing music for several Dulux Paints
television advertisement in Australia.
The band toured Australia in February 2009 as part of the St Jerome's Laneway Festival.- Wikipedia
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