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The 10 Best Indie Rock Beyoncé Covers

It's going to be impossible to claim that Beyoncé Knowles has "quietly" put together a vicious song catalog, stocked with everything from heart-wrenching ballads to…
Stereogum | October 14, 2011 - 10:24 am

Quit Your Day Job

Quit Your Day Job: Port O’Brien

Port O'Brien started three years ago as the duo (and couple) of Van Pierszalowski and Cambria Goodwin. The Bay Area band's currently a quintet, but…
Brandon Stosuy | April 30, 2008 - 11:29 am

More Port O'Brien stories

Van William – “Revolution” (Feat. First Aid Kit)

Former Port O'Brien frontman and current WATERS frontman Van Pierszalowski is stepping out on his own with a new project called Van William. Well, not…
Peter Helman | September 7, 2016 - 11:04 am

WATERS – “If Only” (Stereogum Premiere)

The debut album from Van Pierszalowski's WATERS -- the current project from the ex-Port O’Brien frontman -- was released last September, though more music from…
Michael Nelson | June 18, 2012 - 1:38 pm

WATERS – “Mickey Mantle” Video

For a recent competition called the Music Video Race, artists were coupled with a director and challenged to shoot a video within 48 hours. So…
Corban Goble | May 31, 2012 - 4:34 pm

WATERS – “Back To You” Video

WATERS features ex-Port O'Brien frontman Van Pierszalowski, and the group's latest video splices together live performance footage and on-the-road shenanigans. Kiki Allgeier and Christian Stavros…
Corban Goble | November 18, 2011 - 11:17 am

WATERS – “For The One” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Back in May, we posted "For The One," a single from WATERS, the new project from ex-Port O'Brien frontman Van Pierszalowski. That fired-up college-rock track…
Tom Breihan | September 13, 2011 - 12:50 pm

WATERS (Van Pierszalowski, Ex-Port O’Brien) – “For The One”

Bay Area band Port O'Brien was a highly autobiographical, nautically inclined project (sample song titles: "Fisherman's Son," "Stuck On A Boat") featuring a fisherman and…
Amrit Singh | May 31, 2011 - 1:31 pm

the morning benders – “Excuses” (Live With Chris From Girls, John Vanderslice & Friends)

Fresh off a hailed Brooklyn-debut-as-Brooklyn-residents, San Fran transplants the morning benders release this cameo-packed live take on Big Echo's opening track "Excuses," filmed by the…
Amrit Singh | February 11, 2010 - 9:23 am

New Port O’Brien Video – “My Will Is Good”

When first posting "My Will Is Good," I mentioned threadbare's back and forth between introspection and cathartic pop was inspired by the death of Cambria…
Brandon Stosuy | October 5, 2009 - 11:32 am

New Port O’Brien – “My Will Is Good” (Stereogum Premiere)

At the beginning of the month we posted "Sour Milk/Salt Water," a track from Port O'Brien's third album threadbare. As mentioned then, the followup to…
Brandon Stosuy | August 10, 2009 - 10:32 am

New Port O’Brien – “Sour Milk/Salt Water”

The nautical Bay Area rockers most recently stopped the gap between LPs with a series of seasonally themed 7"s (we sampled Winter), but now they're…
Amrit Singh | August 3, 2009 - 4:44 pm

Love Bites: Stereogum’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Mix

Valentine's Day is one of those holidays you might not pay too much attention to if you're in the midst of a really good relationship…
Brandon Stosuy | February 13, 2009 - 2:03 pm

New Port O’Brien – “Is This Really What It’s Come To?”

Seasonal affect disorder is no joke. Between Punxsutawney Phil's shadow yesterday and the snow outside my window, winter is going nowhere. Ever. Which works out…
Amrit Singh | February 3, 2009 - 1:35 pm

New Port O’Brien Video – “Stuck On A Boat”

The guys and girl of Port O'Brien have twice before been "Stuck On A Boat" for our benefit. Today's iteration of the seafaring folk yarn…
Amrit Singh | September 26, 2008 - 12:29 pm

New Port O’Brien Video – “I Woke Up Today” (Stereogum Premiere)

Port O'Brien's love of the open seas is authentic, and they continue the ship theme in the Blake Behnam-directed video for the excellently rousing All
Brandon Stosuy | June 12, 2008 - 4:18 pm