Video: Ryan Stively & Poison Arrows “Golden October”
We closed out last week with a post on what will likely be one of the last summer jams of the year. It seems only appropriate to kick off Monday with a song fit for fall. We were big fans of the now defunct Bay Area project Port O’Brien. Fortunately, that break-up has given life to some terrific new projects. In 2011, Van Pierszalowski offered up one of the best records of the year in the debut release from his project WATERS. In Light remains in steady rotation, a timeless rock release with a brash confidence that was occasionally lacking in the Port O’Brien catalog.
Portland’s Ryan Stively represents the mellower half of the Port O’Brien offspring. His latest work, Soft Kingdom, has been available for streaming via Bandcamp for most of the year. However, the album’s lead-off track “Golden October” is built for fall. As I write this from Indiana, the state is in the midst of its most beautiful few weeks of the year. The trees and shrubs are bursting with color. In the right light – or given the proper influence – the canopy can appear as if it’s burning with deep reds, orange and bright golden hues. As such, “Golden October” has provided the perfect soundtrack for drives through the woods.
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Written by Rob Peoni