After being relatively quiet this past summer, we've been hearing a lot more from (or about, really) Portishead lately. There's a pretty good reason for that, though: the band held their All Tomorrow's Party festival, I'll Be Your Mirror, this past weekend. They also performed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night. So yeah, it's high time for them to disappear again, right? We certainly hope not.
But before they go back into hiding to work on the follow-up to Third (I hope), Portishead will release a limited-edition 12" of "Chasing the Tear" through XL Recordings. It's somewhat odd that they would choose now to put this out considering the song is a few years old, but hey, better late than never. The label will have some copies readily available at the Independent Label Market this Saturday, Oct. 8 in Brooklyn, N.Y. The rest will go on sale Nov. 14 with all the proceeds going to Amnesty International.
Watch the "Chase the Tear" video below. [XLR8R]