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Sailor Songs or Battle Hymns

On the heels of their 2016 EP and 2018 self-titled, full-length album comes 'Sailor Songs or Battle Hymns' - the new album from the Exquisite Taste of Plain Water (ETPW). Comprised of ten brilliant new songs, ETPW has taken a giant leap forward both sonically and musically with their latest effort. The band laid down the initial tracks at Jackpot Studios in Portland, OR and finished recording the album under the the tutelage of legendary engineer/producer Jeff Stuart Saltzman (Death Cab for Cutie, Richmond Fontaine, Sunset Valley, etc.) who mixed the album as well. Mastering was completed by Dave McNair (David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Patti Smith, etc.).


Songwriters Paul Bond (vocals and guitar) and Jimi Evans (vocals and guitar), along with Eric French (drums and vocals), John Christoffersen (bass) and Jeremy Knuth (keys) are the architects behind ETPW’s classic, yet fresh and inspiring sound, which combines aspects of Classic Country, Americana, Pop, Outlaw Country and Rock in a fundamental and honest approach to the art of song that focuses on the authenticity of the lyric. Combining powerful harmonies with seamless songwriting adeptness, 'Sailor Songs or Battle Hymns' tells deeply personal stories of love, loss, hope, desperation and redemption that the listener can not only hear, but feel. It is this engaging and vibrant sound combined with energetic and powerful live performances that always leave listeners and audiences wanting more.


Although ETPW has been turning heads over the last few years, it should be noted that each of the band members are veterans of the Northwest music scene with a long list of accomplishments under their collective belts. In addition to several other popular bands, Jimi, Paul and Eric were three-fifths of Portland, OR favorite Throwback Suburbia, which released four critically acclaimed albums and performed with artists such as Pat Benatar, Gin Blossoms, Soul Asylum, Everclear, Rooney, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Veruca Salt and many others. John is also an accomplished musician and songwriter and has performed with many top acts in the Northwest. In addition to ETPW, Jeremy teaches piano, helping new generations of musicians come into their own.

Fans of Tom Petty, Drive by Truckers, Wilco, Ryan Adams and Jason Isbell will no doubt connect with ETPW. But anyone that loves well-crafted songs with rich harmonies and catchy melodies will love ETPW.

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