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News :: On Tour: Porter Block announces select dates w/ Mike Doughty!

September 4th, 2009 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

In continued support of Porter Block’s “The Gowanus Yacht Club” the band will be heading out on tour this Fall with none other than Mike Doughty, formerly of Soul Coughing!  As a solo artist Doughty has opened up for Dave Matthews Band and appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman.  Also the guys will be playing a date in Boston opening up for Mike Viola at Lizard Lounge.  Viola, along with friend Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne, co-produced the title track for Tom Hanks’s movie That Thing You Do! The selection received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.

Sept. 26th – Lizard Lounge – Cambridge, MA^

Oct. 17th – Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI*

Oct. 18th – Blueberry Hill – St. Louis, MO*

Oct. 20th – Zanzabar – Louisville, KY*

Oct. 21st – 3rd & Lindsley – Nashville, TN*
Oct. 22nd – Melting Pot – Athens, GA*
Oct. 24th – Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC*
Oct. 25th – Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC*
Oct. 27th – Arts Center – Carborro, NC*
Oct. 28th –  The Southern – Charlottesville, VA*
Oct. 29th – Birchmere – Alexandria, VA*
Oct. 30th – Sellersville Theatre – Sellersville, PA*
Oct. 31st – Le Poisson Rouge – NYC*
Nov. 18th – Revolution Hall – Albany, NY*
Nov. 19th -Westcott Theatre – Syracuse, NY*
Nov. 20th – Castaways – Ithaca, NY*
Nov. 21st – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY*
*Supporting Mike Doughty
^Supporting Mike Viola

News :: New Release: “The Gowanus Yacht Club”

July 1st, 2009 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

Available now on iTunes and digitally everywhere music is sold. You can also purchase the record digitally and physically right from our very own store here.

We’ve talked a lot about this record but if you’re in the dark about it visit TheGowanusYachtClub.com for the whole story, and come see Porter Block with one of the Gowanus collaborators and Engine Room artist, Luke Wesley, at Pianos Friday July 10th, 7pm!Gowanus500

News :: Sneak Peak: Luke Wesley In The Studio

June 25th, 2009 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

Luke Wesley is in the studio with producers Casey Shea and Peter Block hard at work on his debut record on Engine Room Recordings! Videos coming soon.

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News :: ERR News Update

May 8th, 2009 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

Engine Room Recordings has had a few pretty exciting couple of weeks and we though we would share all the good news with you!

The Bloodsugars: Currently in the studio with producer Bill Moriarty (Man Man, Dr. Dog) working on their follow up album to the ‘BQEP’. These new songs are such a spectacular step up from their previous material. Can’t wait to share!

Lowry: Currently on tour in the southern part of the USA and preparing to start recording their new album executive produced by ERR co-owner Mark Christensen and engineered/produced by Drew Fisher.

Porter Block: I’ve written about their upcoming record The Gowanus Yacht Club many times already. Be on the look out for a who’s who of the LES Scene to make appearances and a run of 10 shows starting in June.

Other News:

1. It’s official! Chris Hacker, previously the Director of Tours and Promotions has been made General Manager of Engine Room Recordings. Wesley Verhoeve is now the Head of Strategy and A&R.

2. We just signed Israel Darling and we’ll be releasing their debut album in late July.

3. We signed Luke Wesley and will be starting to record his dbut album in June for a september release.

4. A spectacular new website is coming courtesy of Mr. Jeff Schram.

That’s all the news for now! More soon to come…

News :: Making of Gowanus Yacht Club Part 1

May 1st, 2009 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

Gowanus Yacht Club from Porter Block on Vimeo.

News :: Skope Magazine Reviews Porter Block’s “Off Our Shoulders”

November 14th, 2008 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEW!

Porter Block, Off Our Shoulders
November 13, 2008

First, I want to say that this is how albums should be made—no joke. The quartet known as Porter Block have produced a well-polished and well-produced piece of work that resonates with a just a great SOUND. The band leased and built up their own studio in Brooklyn where they would be cooped up for about four months working on a new record. The members of Porter Block would surround their own studio with retro items collected through the years and the product is 10 highly enjoyable songs. Apparently having a studio that you can happily call your OWN can be very effective and extremely inspirational when making an album.

I have to say that lead singer Peter Block’s vocals are really in tune and right on throughout this record. The harmonies are soothing to the ear and each song adds a perfect blend of melodies. Call me crazy, but I even heard a little of Jacob Dylan-esque tone in Block’s vocal style. Also, heard glimpses of Elvis Costello in the way Block sang and annunciated his words.

I enjoyed each and every song on Off Our Shoulders, but especially liked “Lonely Levon”. The song seemed to have that slowed-down, bluesy feel and just such a laid-back and cool song. Hearing this track, I would call Porter Block the ideal “Pub-Rock” Band as I was sippin’ down a rum and coke at a local bar. In the words of the great Billy Joel, “Now we’re all in the mood for a melody and you got us feelin’ alright” and yes these “Pub-Rock” men will do just the trick!

I also love the message behind the song, “The Times Between the Good Times” because Porter Block is telling people not to forget about those moments in between the good times. Everyone remembers the good times, the good old days, or those unforgettable memories—whatever you wanna call them—but what happens in the middle of all that is special too. Really makes you stop and think for a second or two, at least I did.

Overall, I loved everything about this album and would highly recommend it to anyone. And if you have a chance to see this band perform on stage, don’t miss out because I can imagine with their impeccable studio sound that their live sound is just as impressive. To find out more on Porter Block and their new record, “Off Your Shoulders”, SKOPE out www.porterblockmusic.com.

Words By: Jimmy Rae

News :: Porter Block – Pueblo A-Go Go Cover Art

October 30th, 2008 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

Out late January!

News :: Porter Block – Pueblo A-Go Go Cover Art

October 30th, 2008 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

The wonderfully talented Carolyn just sent us the final cover design for the new Porter Block album Pueblo A-Go Go. We love it!

News :: Porter Block’s shows at Spike Hill start next Saturday

October 9th, 2008 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

Check out this beautiful poster our intern Joyce made

News :: Porter Block on TV and The Bloodsugars hit the road

June 26th, 2008 by Engine Room Recordings | Subscribe To The News Feed [ News]

I have for your enjoyment two pieces of news to update your lives with. This week Porter Block’s new TV ad begun airing on cable providers RCN and Verizon FIOS in NJ and NY! Features the band rocking out to a selection of tunes from “Off Our Shoulders”, so if you can’t catch it on TV be sure to check it out on their trusty MySpace page or on YouTube!

Now onto the second piece of news: The Bloodsugars are kicking off their summer tour beginning July 3rd @ Fat Baby right here in New York.

Tour dates are listed as followed:

7/06 – Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
7/07 – Bernie’s – Columbus, OH
7/08 – WOXY performance – Toledo, OH
7/08 – Frankie’s – Toledo, OH
7/10 – Nomad World Pub – Minneapolis, MN
7/11 – Rhino’s – Bloomington, IN
7/12 – The Comet – Cincinnati, OH
7/13 – The Fire – Philadelphia, PA