[Yes, I’ve just spent a paragraph explaining how I’m not nearly the first to hear of this band. Honesty and disclosure in music blogging!]
I’ve been liking the various songs that are available on mp3 page. There’s also an intriguing aspect of the band involving Van Pierszalowski spending the summers in Alaska as a commercial fisher, Deadliest Catch style.
“I Woke Up Today” is a rollicking crowd shout-along over a bed of simple, but interesting dark folksy guitar and tambourine. It’s really a quite simple tune but quite affecting nonetheless.
Port O’Brien – I Woke Up Today (mp3, from the band website)
The Deli SF also has an interview with them.
They also have a “super secret” page of live and demo mp3s, including a funny version of “My Humps,” which ends, very appropriately with Van, the lead guy, stopping abruptly and saying “I can’t do this anymore.”
They only have a few tour dates currently and only one (May 19, this saturday) Bay Area one:
May 17 2007 8:00P The Echo w/ FUJIYA & MIYAGI Los Angeles, CA
May 18 2007 8:00P SLO Arts Center San Luis Obispo, CA
May 19 2007 8:00P Mission Creek Music Festival @ The Hemlock w/ King Kong (ex-Slint) San Francisco, CA
Sep 7 2007 8:00P Bestival Isle of Wight ~ England
Sep 16 2007 8:00P End of the Road Festival Dorset ~ England
 Note: I love when there are words that are just mashed together other words e.g. nonetheless, albeit, etc.