One of my favourite releases from 2008, that I discovered in January of 2009, was the debut album by the Portlandian band Blind Pilot. 3 rounds and a sound was the first album from one of the first of many great bands from that region that picked up folk sensibilities, old instrumentation, and harmonies and blended it into a new sound. They also did a bicycle tour in support of the album, and we ended up catching their show at the 2009 Sasquatch Festival, and being blown away by their live performance.
This past 2 weeks they have released 2 new trailers for their forthcoming sophomore album “We are the Tide”, as well as release the mandatory “free single for an email”. The two trailers hint at a sound very similar to the first album, but perhaps even a bit more polished. We had the opportunity to see a few side stage performances at the Calgary Folk Music Festival this Past July, and especially loved their collaborations with the Portland Cello Project and The Minotaurs. We are hoping to road trip it out to Oregon to see them this September, so be sure to check out their current tour dates and preorder their album at their site.
Here are the preview trailers, enjoy