Alberto Serrano Rivera launched A Winter Downpour 16 years ago in St. Cloud as an acoustic solo project. It’s been a four-piece post-punk Duluth band for a full decade now. “We like to say we play down-tempo indie rock with a sad-bastard sound carved out of long Minnesota winters,” Serrano Rivera says. Other members of the band are guitarist Paul Connolly, drummer Ken Nyberg and bassist Kevin Zak. The band’s most recent album is 2017’s Oh, This Pleasant Lake, eight tracks of ominous indie rock.