Port St. Willow is the solo vehicle of ambient pop artist Nick Principle. The project started in 2009 when Principle was living in Portland, Oregon, and melded textural atmospheric sounds with soft, slowcore song structures and falsetto vocals. A self-released first album, Even//Wasteland, appeared in late 2010, making the rounds in the form of a hand-stamped CD-R. Principle migrated to Brooklyn in 2012 where he finished and self-released a second album Holiday. Holiday made more of an impression, drawing outspoken praise from several media outlets as well as a public nod of recommendation from noise pop godfather Brian Eno. In 2013, Port St. Willow signed a deal with Downtown Records, who reissued Holiday on a wider scale in March of that year.
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