San Francisco’s Port O’Brien is working on the follow-up to 2008’s MAGNET-acclaimed All We Could Do Was Sing, due out this summer. But for those who just can’t bear the thought of a few more months without some new material, the band has announced that it will begin releasing a four-part single series created to coincide with each season. On February 17, the first part of the series, Winter, will be available for download and as a limited-edition seven-inch single. Winter‘s a-side, “The Whiskey Song,” is a cozy, hunkered-down acoustic tune with the added touch of a prominent singing saw that sounds eerily like a biting-cold wind whipping past a window. Jangly b-side “Is This Really What Its Come To?” is a bit more upbeat though no less chillingly claustrophobic. If nothing else, it will at least get O’Brienites through to spring. Tour dates after the jump.
“The Whiskey Song” from Winter:
Port O’Brien Tour Dates
February 27 — NoisePop — San Francisco, Ca
March 6 — The Showbox — Seattle, Wa w/ M. Ward
March 7 — The Aladden — Portland, Or w/ M. Ward
March 8 — The Aladden — Portland, Or w/ M. Ward
March 18-21 — SXSW — Austin, Tx