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Threadbare

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High Without The Hope 3
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My Will Is Good
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Oslo Campfire
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In The Meantime
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Tree Bones
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Sour Milk / Salt Water
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Threadbare
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Calm Me Down
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Leap Year
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Next Season
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(((Darkness Visible)))
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Love Me Through
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High Without The Hope 72
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 13   Total Length: 43:47

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10.05.09
Rough-hewn maritime music for widows’ walks the world over
Label: TBD Records / ATO

If 2007′s nautically themed All We Could Do Was Sing was Port O’Brien’s maiden voyage, then the band’s latest effort is their weary return to berth. Shorn of the boisterous barn-stomps and all-too-literal sea shanties that characterized their first studio album, Threadbare takes slow, sad, orchestral turns through the world of rainy West Coast folk.

The formula is hardly original, of course: the Decemberists, Bowerbirds and Bodies of Water have all found fame in sparse acoustic… read more »

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depressingly optimistic

wherewithology

If Port O'Brien was a weather, they would be that gloomy day, during which it has been raining intermittently, in which, all of a sudden, you look up through the cloud cover and see the sun being all bright and yellow, but still really remote and unreachable. But it's still there. That's pretty much the summation of this album. It sounds so so sad, but picks up just in time to keep it from being too much of a downer. The songs are beautifully crafted, albeit melancholy. Standout tracks include Tree Bones, Calm Me Down, Sour Milk/Salt Water, and Oslo Campfire.

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Stunning!!!

crucifiction28

I downloaded this after discovering they are opening for Portugal, The Man on PTM's current tour. I now don't know which band I am looking forward to seeing more (and i've wanted to see Portugal live since Church Mouth)!!! This is a stunningly beautiful chill-out album. Get it NOW!!!

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such a lovely album

music4thesoul

tinged with the sadness of loss but not over-burdened by it this beautifully crafted almost sparse album informed by Cambria Goodwin's world weary voice (she whose brother died noted on Darkness Visible)is a masterpiece a shining diamond amongst much of today's garbage. If you like Cave Singers, Bright Eyes and Arcade Fire this album is for you. Apparently Johnny Marr rates them very highly. Excellent album. *****

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