Zach Polletta’s guitar work spills its way through Duane Eddy reverb, Wes Montgomery jazz voicings, and Santana solos, while Sean Nowland’s drumming parades around Art Blakey furies and Ron Wilson back beats. The two friends formed the band upon returning from a surf trip through southwestern Europe – and they’ve wasted no time in gaining acolytes with supporting bills for the Mattson 2 and Montalban Quintet.
Puerto is featured in Kyle Buthman’s surf video, “Scenic Route to Salinas”, and are working with the Salty Crew for their branding, events and productions.
Their debut album, “Portugal”, produced by Jordan Andreen (Lukas Nelson, Karl Denson, The Damned), is a modern surf rock record working to blend the genres of jazz, sixties rock, and soul. The album is a sun-drenched classic: a marooning quest to find a coastal refuge, away from broken romanticism, city malaise, and bi-polar drug frenzies.
Puerto’s “Portugal” is out on Blind Owl - 4/20/20.