Native to the cold, northern shores of Minnesota, Portage bellows a sound reminiscent of the rootsy-folk music that runs as deep in the region as Lake Superior itself, the inspiration behind their attic-recorded debut album, The Unsalted Sea. Since their move to Minneapolis, Portage can be found howling their intimate lyrics at full volume from stages and living rooms alike, putting on memorable shows that can make even the bitterest Midwestern night feel warmer.
Portage’s second full-length album builds upon their practiced somber melodies and soul-filled ballads. From the onset, Landings boasts a louder, rock-influenced sound, filled to the brim with solid harmonies and vast, well-defined instrumentation.
released 27 November 2012
recorded at Crazy Beast Studios
engineered and mixed by Ben Durrant (Andrew Bird, Dosh, Roma Di Luna)
produced by Portage and Ben Durrant
mastered by David Laney
Trent Waterman (vocals, guitar)
Adam Rosenthal (drums)
Jason Hildebrandt (bass)
Dave Mehling (keys, guitar)
female vocals - Lynn O'Brien
saxophone - Dejen Tesfagiorgis
trumpet - Anda Tanaka
lead guitar (track 4) - Darin Rieland