by / March 25th, 2010 /

Yours Truly: Port O’ Brien, Laura Gibson – Crawdaddy, Dublin

Yours Truly returns to CRAWDADDY with indie folksters PORT O’BRIEN on Thursday April 8th.
Tix €14 incl bk fee from, Road Records, City Discs, and usual outlets

Van Pierszalowski, Cambria Goodwin and company have been hard at work since the release of their acclaimed 2008 album, “All We Could Do Was Sing”, spending the better part of the last two years touring the world.

Their second album proper “Threadbare” was released to great acclaim late last year on TBD records.

We have been excited about getting these guys to Yours Truly @ Crawdaddy for ages now, and it promises to be an amazing night.

“…it’s clear why Johnny Marr is touting the Californian throng as his new favourite band. We’ve developed a bit of a crush.”

“…charmingly rendered and, as in the wigout “Pigeonhold,” teeming with joyous abandon a la the Arcade Fire.” 4/5 stars

“It not only captures the considerable force of their live shows, but shows how much this band has grown in a very short period of time.”
Pitchfork Media

Support on the night comes from the amazing Laura Gibson.

Steeped in the fingerpick-guitar rudiments of folk music, inspired by the expressionism of classic jazz vocalists, and finding common ground in the minimalism and ear-taunting of the avant garde, Gibson reveals that her own singing is more informed by a sensitivity and self exploration than by training. ‘I like to feel the rumble in my sternum and the vibrations in the back of my throat when I sing’

“Gibson treats syllables with the same patience and loving precision a mosaic maker might put into cutting and arranging his/her tiles…rewards repeat listens” Pitchfork