Your Daily Lick: Port O’Brien

All We Could Do Was Sing (self-released)

The first thing you should know about “Stuck on a Boat” and “Fisherman’s Son”: they are true stories. Lead singer Van Pierszalowski really is a fisherman’s son – in fact a part-time Alaskan fisherman himself – hence the seafaring imagery that pervades Port O’Brien’s studio debut. Musically, the folk-meets-Pavement approach works flawlessly.

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