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, a Portland regular that has played with such bands as The Gas, Slint, The Sarcastic Liar, and Colepitz. New music was written. Ed soon came into the fold and they released their first EP "Nothing's Ever Finished" in June 2006. Chad had to leave the band in July '06, and new drummer Brian was hired. The new lineup released their first full-length CD "Float" in April 2009. 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.