Shaking Through alums Port St. Willow sign to Downtown Records
Brooklyn by way of Portland, OR ambient rock outfit Port St. Willow have signed to Downtown Records, home of Vacationer, Mos Def and Justice, just to name a few. The new signing comes with a reissue deal for the Shaking Through alums full-length Holiday, previously self-released in 2012 and impressing listeners far and wide, including famed producer Brian Eno who commented:
I just heard a record last month by Port St. Willow…which I became completely entranced by,” he said. “I just thought how amazing that somebody could take the same few chords, pretty much the same sorts of sounds – it’s quite hard to tell what is original about it, but I just know I’ve never heard it before. It’s such a fabulous record.
The reissue will be accompanied by the newly-composed 25 minute, four-part suite Soft Light Rush. Below, watch Port St. Willow’s Shaking Through episode in which the band writes and records “Stay Even” (filmed in 2010).