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Porter Block

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  • Formed: New York, NY
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Group Members: Peter Block


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Group Members: Peter Block

All Music Guide:

An XTC-inspired power pop duo that sounded something like a cross between Fountains of Wayne and Ben Folds Five, Porter Block formed in 2005 as a collaboration between Peter Block and Caleb Sherman. The New York natives were both experienced musicians by the time they started working together. Block, for instance, had contributed tunes to various advertisements and films, and had collaborated with artists like Dean & Britta (formerly of Luna) and ADM (Lordz); Sherman, meanwhile, had established himself as a producer in Nashville and New York. Drawing on their collective songwriting and production talents, the duo released their first full-length, Suburban Sprawl, on Engine Room Records in 2006.


Porter Block is a Brooklyn-based rock band led by Peter Block that formed in 2003.

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Porter Block is currently signed to Engine Room Recordings, a Manhattan-based Indie label. Engine Room released their debut album Suburban Sprawl in 2006. The Solitary Hotel EP came out in 2007, followed by their sophomore full-length album Off Our Shoulders, in 2008.

Porter Block has released two albums in 2009. Pueblo A-Go-Go was released early in the year, and The Gowanus Yacht Club was released in the summer. On The Gowanus Yacht Club, Peter Block collaborated with a different songwriter for every song on the album.

Porter Block recorded two songs for Guilt by Association Vol. 1, a compilation released by Engine Room Recordings featuring independent artists covering well-known pop and R&B songs from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. They covered the song "Breaking Free" from High School Musical, as well as George Michael/Wham's 1984 song "Careless Whisper" (released as an iTunes Store bonus track).

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