Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Port O'Brien Record On The Way, Fall Tour Underway

We have no idea why, but for some reason we managed to let this one sit on the back burner for a couple of weeks. Well, have no fear: we're back on top of things, and we're happy to report that Port O'Brien's new record threadbare drops on October 6th. We were huge fans of All We Could Do Was Sing, and so we're more than a little excited to hear the band has a new record on the way.

The first track released from the album, "My Will Is Good", definitely seems to indicate that the waiting was not in vain. The track manages to combine Port O'Brien's more mellow moments with a driving beat and some string based atmospherics. It all combines to create a track that really seems to be pushing the band in a direction of refined experimentalism. We definitely dig.

The record will be released on TBD records, and the band is wasting no time promoting it: a tour is already underway that will cover most of the US. And, as we can attest, a Port O'Brien live show is nothing to turn your nose up at: the band's live set manages to take all their material to a whole new level. Combine that with a new album's worth of material, and well, we're excited.

mp3: Port O'Brien - My Will Is Good

Port O'Brien Fall 2009 North American Dates
September 25 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
September 26 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
September 28 Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
September 29 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
September 30 Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet
October 1 Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
October 2 St. Louis, MO - The Billiken Club
October 3 Indianapolis, IN - Radio Radio
October 4 Cincinnati, OH - Southgate House
October 7 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center for the Arts
October 9 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee's
October 10 Montreal, PQ - Il Motore
October 13 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
October 14 New York, NY - The Mercury Lounge
October 16 Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall
October 17 Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
October 18 Baltimore, MD - The Talking Head Club
October 19 Washington, DC - DC 9
October 21 Chapel Hill, NC - Nightlight Bar & Club
October 23 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
October 24 Nashville, TN - Exit In
October 27 Dallas, TX - The Cavern
October 28 Austin, TX - Emo's Jr.
October 30 Phoenix, AZ - Modified Arts