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Port O'brien / Wind And The Swell, The
Album:Wind And The Swell, The Collection:General
Artist:Port O'brien Added:Aug 2007
Label:American Dust 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-11-25 Pull Date:2008-01-27 
Week Ending:Jan 20Jan 13Jan 6Dec 2

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 02, 2008:MusicTime!
I Woke Up Today
4.Feb 26, 2008:At Your Local Dive (Noisepop Special!)
I Woke Up Today
2.Nov 18, 2008:MusicTime!
I Woke Up Today
5.Jan 29, 2008:At Your Local Dive
Tree Bones
3.Sep 18, 2008:At Your Local Dive
I Won't Look Back
6.Jan 29, 2008:I once was Canadian
I Woke Up Today

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-11-19 
(sometimes) LOCAL. Seafaring, sometimes gang-vocalled modern folk songs from this Oakland/ Alaska group. The main songwriter and some of the rest of the band spends his summers working in the fishing industry in Alaska, so seafaring themes aren't uncommon. There's a medium-to-lo-fi aesthetic. The point of comparison I hear most clearly is Hayden. This is a collection of previous (and out-of-print) EPs.

My picks: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12 FCC: 2

1. I love this song. Wild gang vocals over darkish guitar and simple percussion.
2. FCC ("fuck" with 0:27 remaining) mid-tempo, back-beat strummed guitar. doubled vocals.
3. med-slow. guitar with a light background drum kit.
4. med-slow. picked and strummed guitars with shakers. f lead vox.
5. med-slow. guitar and vocals, drums later. nice main riff and chorus.
6. slow. starts with random percussion. minor guitar and gang vocals, clapping and whistling.
7. med-slow. banjo and guitar. far-off gang vocals.
8. slow. strummed guitar and gang vocals.
9. med-slow. strummed guitars, light snare drum, vocals.
10. med-slow. soft guitar. strained vocals. gang vocals later on.
11. mid-tempo. nice song with just guitar and vocals till drums come in about 2/3 the way through.
12. version of 1 that is med-slow and subdued.

Track Listing
1.I Woke Up Today 7.A Bird Flies By
2.My Eyes Won't Shut 8.A Branch Of You And Me
3.A Puffin 9.Anchor
4.Tree Bones 10.Rest My Head
5.I Won't Look Back 11.Five And Dime
6.Split 12.Simple Way