Port O’Brien

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Port O’ Brien is an indie folk band that resides in Oakland, CA. But this album was actually inspired by a couple of the band members’ own experience working on a salmon fishing boat (which is kind of funny because we just went kayaking today with friends in and around the Naples canals).

Port O’ Brien’s first full length recorded album is indeed impressive and I have heard they can put on a show, although unfortunately I have not had a chance to catch them live… After hearing this album I am on the look out.

All We Could Do Was Sing goes from brilliant exciting knock you out of bed in the morning indie folk rock to showing us their more expressive stripped down acoustic side. Only a couple tracks on the album I could live without… But the good certainly outweighs the bad and the good was pretty great.

mp3: I Woke Up Today

mp3: Alive For Nothing

Port O’ Brien on myspace and emusic

All We Could Do Was Sing 2008


8 Responses to “Port O’Brien”

  1. Pip on June 9th, 2008 11:52 am

    Really liked these. I’ll have to check out the whole album.

    Kayaking tip #1: In an open kayak, apply sunscreen to your legs liberally.

  2. tara on June 9th, 2008 1:32 pm

    how WAS kayaking pray tell?

  3. Rachel on June 9th, 2008 2:15 pm

    It was a lot of fun! We did great, I am a little sore but other then that it was awesome. I did get burned to shit on my legs though but serves me right for not putting sunscreen on my white as paper legs! LOL :-)

    What did you think of Port O’ Brien?

  4. Bonnie on June 10th, 2008 2:07 am

    Hey… Music buff …. you guys going to Warp Tour in Ventura? Just wondering cause I might go with a friend and her husband…

  5. Rachel on June 10th, 2008 1:25 pm

    Hey! We are not planning on it. But you and I should freaking get together soon damn it!!! Anytime on the weekend my dear I will clear my schedule for you just say the word and I will come to you. :-)

  6. tara on June 12th, 2008 1:01 pm

    hey finally had a chance to sit and check out your latest. i like these guys-i think i woke up today came on your ipod driving to riverside and i wasnot in the mood for it. today im not erally either-im melancholy and slow for no reason-but i like them a lot. and they are on amazon mp3. woot.

  7. Rachel on June 12th, 2008 2:08 pm

    Yeah, you certainly have to be in the mood for them… They are on emusic as well. Woot!

  8. Pip on June 12th, 2008 5:19 pm

    My sister and Rachel both used woot…

    We live in strange times indeed.

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