Yes, this is a not-so-subtle jab at the weather.
The Long Winters also supply us with a cautionary tale, however: be careful what you write in your letters (does anyone write letters anymore?). If your pen pal disappears, you’ll be suspect number one (in this fantasy world—where the cops look like extras from “Sabotage”—at least).
“Fire Island, AK” comes from 2006’s Putting The Days To Bed. The Long Winters have been mostly hibernating since, but they promise a new album will be coming “soon.”