Indie Rock New Haven Now Streaming

Ports of Spain Release New Album Able Archer: Stream

Ports of Spain - Able Archer (2018)
Ports of Spain – Able Archer (2018)

New Haven indie rock duo Ports of Spain is composed of singer-drummer Sam Carlson and guitarist Ilya Gitelman. While the band has been kicking around the Connecticut music scene for the past decade or so, the two-piece have finally shared their full length debut, Able Archer. It is their first bit of new music since 2015’s Tea Leaf Bloom EP.

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Ports of Spain at the Fairfield Theatre Company. Photo by Scott Vincent

Able Archer is a classic extension of Ports of Spain. Building and refining on the duo’s previous work, the album is a lean, workmanlike construction that features all of the trademark components that fans have come to enjoy from the New Haven band: a locked-in rhythmic chemistry, a subtle tension between every multi-parted song movement, and just enough pure rock energy where the music fits in underground punk venues and large-scale stages alike.

Coming off the songwriting developments of his debut solo album last year, Carlson sounds matured as both a songwriter and a vocalist, with cryptic lyrical images that resonate on a different level than in the past.

Check out the video for single “Cast Iron” and stream the album Able Archer below:

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