Recent side project of Laura Cortese, The Poison Oaks are an experimental alternative-pop group based out of Boston. Laura Cortese, the vocalist, is a prominent musician in the New England post-folk scene. Pine was released as a 7” record on October 18th, 2011. The Poison Oaks are made up of a varying number of members (between four and fifteen). The album features electric guitar, banjo, fiddle, and Cortese’s catchy female vocals. The majority of the album is upbeat and fun (except the second track, London Devil). Definitely check these guys out if you are interested in pop sound infused with experimental ideas.
Play: 1, 3
RIYL: Meiko, Feist, Ingrid Michaelson