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April 14, 2010 Port O'Brien writes indie-folk songs that are both haunting and laden with pop hooks — songs that make you sad even as you sing along with their catchy choruses. Here, the band plays songs from its latest album, 2009's Threadbare.
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October 28, 2009 Port O'Brien offers an unromantic but soulful look at the time its members have spent toiling in isolation with the wind at one's back. "Sour Milk / Salt Water" is the most literal interpretation of the musicians' hands-on experiences, even in its production: All the reverb and the backwards-guitar melodies are non-computerized and organic, made by playing tapes in reverse, and barely touched in final mastering.
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