Port O’Brien signs to TBD Records, Announce Fall Tour [News]

by Woody on August 3, 2009

TBD Records, home of HearYa favorites Other Lives and White Rabbits, just snapped up another favorite in Port O’Brien. Their new album entitled Threadbare comes out 10/6 and their fall tour dates are below. We’ve been huge fans of Port O’Brien for quite some time and this is like watching my son Teddy head off to Kindergarten.

Van, Cambria and company are some of the nicest people you can meet and we wish them nothing but success on their new venture.

Here’s some info on Threadbare:

As 2009 began, the band started to prepare songs for what was to become threadbare. What started as a light-hearted and loose effort quickly turned into a dense, introspective work following the tragic loss of Cambria’s younger brother. They started recording at their friend Jason Quever of Papercuts’ living room studio in San Francisco. The songs were given a certain warmth and intimacy that couldn’t be achieved in a larger space. The sense of comfort they found gave them the ability to fully realize the weight of the songs. “In the Meantime” explores the desire for contentment in tumultuous times. “High Without the Hope” bookends the album, illuminating the emotion and sense of loss that was felt throughout the recording process.

Sorry. No new tracks released yet. Here are a couple older tunes:

Port O’Brien – I Woke Up Today

Port O’Brien – Close The Lid

Tour dates:
August 14 Haldernm Germany – Haldern Pop Festival
August 16 Leicester, UK – Summer Sundae Weekender
August 17 Manchester, UK – NIght and Day Cafe
August 18 London, UK – Borderline
August 20 Kiewet, Belgium – Pukkelpop Festival
August 21 Erfurt, Germany – Highfield Festival
August 22 St Polten, Austria – Frequency Festival
August 24 Groningen, Holland – Noorderzon Festival
August 25 Utrecht, Holland- Tivoli
September 18 Portland, Or – Mississippi Studios (Music Fest NW)
September 22 Vancouver, BC – The Media Club*
September 23 Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern*
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*

* w/ Sea Wolf and Sara Lov

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Shirk August 4, 2009 at 10:07 am

Nice work POB! Great band….great label. I hope to catch them when they are through Chicago in October.

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