Pigboat play loud rock. Their brand of hard-hitting drums, big tube amps, heavy riffs, catchy chord progressions, and feedback started in 2002 after the demise of Portland band Broken Clown. Mark and Ed used to play in that band and after the break up, Mark started playing with Chad Palardy. Ed was brought into the fold and the first EP "Nothing's Ever Finished" was released by the Entertainment Experiment in June 2006. Chad had to leave the band in July '06 and new drummer Brian Chaloux was hired to solidify the lineup. The band released their first full length album "Float" in April of 2009. New music is now being written and the band is always looking for shows in the Northeastern US.
Pigboat's musical influences are pretty obvious once you hear them, mixing the heavy riffs of Kyuss, The Melvins, and Black Sabbath with the attitude of Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and Fugazi. Pigboat are out the show the world that good music doesn't have to be pretty. It just has to be good.