Formed in Denver in 2002 by the eccentric and prolific Erin Roberts, Porlolo is both a highly collaborative effort and a true labor of love. Roberts, a self-defined sister, swimmer and stunt artist, is a powerful songwriting force with her own style of grungy, sometimes twangy, often pure pop hits. Over her last 15 years of deliberate wandering through Denver, Gunnison, Eugene, and most recently, Fort Collins, Roberts has learned to draw inspiration from the dramatic landscapes and even more dramatic personalities she encounters.
On April 27 the band will release their new EP, Awards, which was produced and engineered by James Barone (Beach House). Players include Tom Mohr, Anna Morsett (The Still Tide, Brent Cowles), Jake Miller (Esmé Patterson, The Still Tide, Brent Cowles), James Barone (Beach House), and Pat Meese (Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats).
The EP showcases Roberts’ thoughtful and playful songwriting, fully supported by the talent of her influential friends and bandmates while combining indie rock and folk. Roberts’ songwriting is especially amplified with its delicate balance of rustic guitar, punchy percussion, and hooky riffs.
Today Glide is excited to premiere “I Don’t Want to Lose”, one of the standout tunes on Awards. The catchy anthem balances indie-rock-meets-twang guitar playing that at times brings to mind the dream pop sounds of acts like Luna. Roberts shows off her ability to write and sing choruses that linger in your mind long after listening. Their is a sense of triumph in both the lyrics and the music, and it’s easy to imagine the tune being a radio hit in another era in the way that it balances lo-fi, left-of-the-dial rock with an infectious, danceable groove.
Porlolo releases Awards on April 27th. For more music and info visit porlolo.com.