A Look Inside Weatherbox Frontman's Tour Meltdown From Brian Warren Himself

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Weatherbox dropped off of their summer tour with Dikembe at the start of August due to a medical emergency. Many fans have expressed concern and curiosity over details, and frontman Brian Warren took it upon himself to write a final Road Blog for PropertyOfZack to clue everyone in on what he has been experiencing and working through. 

Head below to get clued in on Brian’s meltdown due to a lack of medication, a foray into drugs, and a hopeful restart.

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Let me first start off by apologizing to everyone in the city of Salt and on for not being able to play those shows. Despite the meltdown that originally occurred behind/under/atop the merch table in Lawrence on July 29th, we were really trying to keep the train on the tracks. I/we have absolutely no idea how I/we played those shows in Lawrence and Denver.  The delusion was intense and I slept maybe 5 hours in those last 6 or 7 days.  These dudes are my brothers and did an amazing job trying to keep everything together as I descended into a spiral of insomnia, paranoia and Shane-shaming.  Huge thanks to them for eventually delivering me safely into a facility where I could stabilize: I owe you. Big time.

 If you been tuned into these tour reports, I know AJ has let most of you fair readers know what was happening up until Denver. Up until our day off after the St. Louis show, the tour had been going great. All the shows were well attended and Weatherbox was having our best tour since the glory days of American Art. Huge thanks to all the fans who have come out to these shows and showed their support, hopefully we played as you expected/hoped we would.

 But then I took the drug…

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Weatherbox // Sainthood Reps split 7"

We’re really excited to announce that we’ll be releasing a split between two of our favorite bands. The split will feature a track from each band and will be available digitally and physically as a 7” record later this spring.

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Photo by Selena Marinello

Weatherbox has been in constant rotation for us for the better part of the last decade and are, in my opinion, one of the most talented and supremely underrated bands going (do yourself a favor). Their track, titled “Big News”, was recorded on October 5, 2012 at Audio Design Studios in San Diego, CA — and recorded, mixed & mastered by Ben Moore. Be sure to catch them on their upcoming tour with Bad Books & The Front Bottoms:

  • Feb 01 - Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse**
  • Feb 02 - San Diego, CA @ The Che Cafe
  • Feb 09 - Denver, CO @ The Moon Room at Summit Music Hall
  • Feb 10 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
  • Feb 11 - Saint Louis, MO @ Blank Space 
  • Feb 13 - Newport, KY @ Thompson House*
  • Feb 14 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean*
  • Feb 15 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom*
  • Feb 16 - Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar*
  • Feb 17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre*
  • Feb 18 - Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre*
  • Feb 19 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair*
  • Feb 20 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
  • Feb 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live*
  • Feb 22 - Towson, MD @ The Recher Theatre*
  • Feb 23 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506*
  • Feb 24 - West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern*
  • Feb 25 - Atlanta, GA @ The EARL
  • Feb 27 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Hidden Hand
  • Mar 02 - Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar
  • Mar 03 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
  • Mar 04 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Gasworks
  • Mar 05 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock

* = w/ Bad Books, The Front Bottoms
** = w/ Finch

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Sainthood Reps seemingly came out of nowhere a few years ago and blew us away with the release of Monoculture. They’ve become good friends of ours since and a band that’s been really fun to watch grow. Their track “Deadlines” was recorded at MXXTRXX in Cresco, PA in December 2012, engineered and recorded by Bradley Cordaro (with assistant engineering by Chris Russell and Ryan Sadis) and mixed by Will Yip and Vince Ratti.

The pairing of the two for a split made a lot of sense to us both sonically / stylistically and considering that they recently toured pretty extensively together. We’ll have more details on it soon — for now, though, be sure to follow both bands on Facebook and junk.

POZ, 1BlueString Present: Big Footprints - The Big Comp II: 85 Bands, 5$ For Charity

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Last year we partnered with Big Footprints for the first iteration of The Big Comp, and it is seriously a pleasure to be teaming up with the organization this year once again for The Big Comp II

Big Footprints is the marriage of musical and artistic communities around the world for the betterment of our environment. 60% of the profits will be going to 1BlueString, a campaign that asks guitarists to replace 1 of their 6 strings with a blue string to symbolize the 1 in 6 men who have survived childhood sexual abuse. The the remaining 40% will be going to The Nature Conservancy for a second year in a row.

We went big last year, but even bigger this year, we mean it. For a minimum of $5 you can download 85 fantastic tracks by 85 different bands with all donations (minus Bandcamp fees) going directly to the charities listed above until July 31st.

What are you waiting for? Check out the artwork and track listing and download the 85 band comp for a minimum of $5 (or more) below!

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