O'Brother - "Silence" (Portishead cover) (premiere)

by PopMatters Staff

10 October 2016

O'Brother shares new Portishead cover track ahead of heading out on tour with the Dillinger Escape Plan.
Photo: Andrew Thomas Lee 

Atlanta rockers O’Brother are about to head out on tour with the Dillinger Escape Plan on October 12th, but before they do they’s shared this amazing cover version of Portishead’s “Silence” from that group’s brilliant album Third. Earlier this year O’Brother released their third full-length album Endless Light, while “Silence” is a brand new track. The band nails the Portishead aesthetic as it makes the song’s sound both heavier and darker than the original.
  
Vocalist Tanner Merritt says, “We’ve been talking about doing a Portishead cover for years. They are a huge influence on us, but different enough stylistically that we believed it could be appropriate. Third is collectively one of our favorite records and I can say personally that the bookends of this record (the opening and closing track) are my favorite. So for our first time ever recording a cover, we decided to do two. Silence is part one of this two part series that we self-recorded in our rehearsal space for shiggles, and we had a blast learning and recreating and paying homage to one of the best bands.”

TOUR DATES
October 12 @ Soundstage in Baltimore, MD
October 13 @ Fete in Providence, RI
October 14 @ The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY
October 15 @ Webster Hall in New York, NY
October 16 @ The Waiting Room in Buffalo, NY
October 17 @ Crofoot in Detroit, MI
October 18 @ HOB in Cleveland, OH
October 19 @ The Vogue in Indianapolis, IN
October 20 @ Pops in St. Louis, MO
October 21 @ Granada in Lawrence, KS
October 22 @ Marquis in Denver, CO
October 23 @ Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT
October 25 @ El Corazon in Seattle, WA
October 26 @ Dante’s in Portland, OR
October 27 @ UC Theater in Berkley, CA
October 28 @ Brick by Brick in San Diego, CA
October 29 @ Beauty Bar in Las Vegas, NV
October 30 @ Regent in Los Angeles, CA
October 31 @ Marquee in Phoenix, AZ
November 1 @ Tricky Falls in El Paso, TX
November 3 @ Paper Tiger in San Antonio, TX
November 4 @ Trees in Dallas, TX
November 6 @ White Oak in Houston, TX
November 7 @ Southport in New Orleans, LA
November 9 @ Revolution in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
November 10 @ State Theater in Tampa, FL
November 12 @ New Mountain Theatre in Asheville, NC
November 13 @ Concourse in Knoxville, TN
November 14 @ Arizona Peaks in Greensboro, NC
November 15 @ Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA
November 16 @ Paradise in Boston, MA
November 17 @ Metronome in Burlington, VT
November 18 @ Paramount Theatre in Huntington, NY
November 19 @ Webster Theatre in Hartford, CT
November 23 @ The Stuffing in Atlanta, GA

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