Odder than the Otters

Riverside rock 'n' roll from the Canadian Prairies.

Odder than the Otters release debut EP, The Port of Lope on April 5

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, February 5, 2018—Winnipeg folk-rockers, Odder than the Otters, will officially release their debut EP, The Port of Lopez on April 5, 2018 at The Good Will - Social Club. The Otters will share the stage with Two Crows for Comfort and The Bloody Historians.

The Port of Lopez was recorded and mixed in 2017 at Paintbox Recording in Winnipeg with Lloyd Peterson (The Weakerthans, The Wailin' Jennys, Big Dave McLean) and mastered by Jamie Sitar at Outta Town Sound (Bif Naked, Randy Bachman, Chilliwack, Swollen Members, Classified).

"The majority of songs on the album were inspired by a trip Cody and I took to the coastal South American town of Puerto Lopez, Ecuador in the winter of 2016," says Adam Hill, drummer and songwriter for the Otters. "Many of the songs were written in Puerto Lopez, and some were even conceived at sing-a-long beach parties."

The musical personnel on the EP include Cody Goertzen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Adam Hill (drums), Joe Johnson (lead guitar), Mitch Kruse (bass), Lloyd Peterson (organ), Steve Tapley (percussion) and Morgan Emms (backing vocals).

The Otters’ first single, “Hola Luna,” was released on March 14, 2018 and followed with the official music video. “Hola Luna” recently made “top 50 finalist as judged by CBC Music producers,” selected from thousands of entries in the CBC Searchlight 2018 competition.