port o'brien

Amidst a few shows in the Pacific Northwest with M. Ward and a looming appearance at SXSW, Port O’Brien is releasing a new single series that will coincide with each season of the year.

[audio:https://www.thebaybridged.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/pob-whiskey_song.mp3] Port O’Brien – “The Whiskey Song” from Winter

With us as of Feb. 17 is the Winter single. You can download both tracks here, or be one of 500 to grab a 7″ single, which will be available through their website or MySpace page.

Lead singer Van Pierszalowski offered this explanation about Winter:

“Although the seasons aren’t very well defined on the coast of California, they have always greatly influenced our lives. The annual summer migration to Alaska in search of money, the readjusting months that Autumn become, the nostalgic nature of Winter, and the search for stability in the face of Spring. We decided to release a 7″ single for each season of 2009 to document these different times. ‘The Whiskey Song’ acts as a proper introduction to the project, but also fully embodies the spirit of Winter, a time for reflecting on the past year while pondering the implications of the next.”

Catch Port O’Brien live during Noise Pop. They play next Friday, Feb. 27 at Cafe du Nord with Odawas, Afternoons (LA) and Dame Satan. 9pm, $13, 18+.