Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Weatherbox Announce Split EP w/ Person L * February US Tour w/ The Dangerous Summer Kicks Off This Week!

Announce Split EP w/ Person L Out February 7th on Youth Conspiracy Records
Month-Long US Tour w/ The Dangerous Summer Kicks Off This Week!

"Crumpling post-hardcore into classic yet angular songwriting, Follow The Rattle’s six songs lurch and soar like the mutant offspring of Cursive and The Dismemberment Plan." - The AV Club

"As far as indie music goes, there is a ton of competition. In order to truly stand above the masses, you have to provide something unique and exceptional to capture people
’s interest enough to warrant further listens. That’s exactly what Weatherbox has done with their brand new EP, Follow the Rattle of the Afghan Guitar." - Mind Equals Blown

Following the release of their new "Follow The Rattle of The Afghan Guitar" EP out now on Youth Conspiracy Records, San Diego indie-punk heroes Weatherbox have announced their forthcoming new split EP with Person L, due February 7th, also on Youth Conspiracy.

It's been rumored since 2008, and now, it finally exists: Philadelphia's Person L and San Diego's Weatherbox each contribute two brand new tracks to this split EP. The new release showcasesKenneth Vasoli and Brian Warren as true masters of their craft, in a constant game of post-punk one-upsmanship. Essential listening that is worth the wait.

In addition, Weatherbox is set to kick off a month of dates supporting The Dangerous Summer beginning this week, and also recruited original drummer, Marc Deriso, who recently spent time in celebrated Brooklyn band Cults.

Weatherbox Live!
Jan 31 Talking Head Club Baltimore, MD
Feb 01 The Barbary Philadelphia, PA *
Feb 02 Webster Hall New York, NY *
Feb 03 Firehouse 13 Providence, RI *
Feb 04 Tammany Hall Worcester, MA *
Feb 05 The Space Hamden, CT *
Feb 07 Planet Trog Whitehall, PA *
Feb 08 Mojoes Joliet, IL *
Feb 10 The Loft Madison, WI *
Feb 11 Station 4 St Paul, MN *
Feb 12 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, IA *
Feb 13 Jackpot Music Hall Lawrence, KS *
Feb 14 The Scene-ary Wichita, KS *
Feb 15 The Marquis Theater Denver, CO *
Feb 16 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT *
Feb 17 The Venue Boise, ID *
Feb 18 El Corazon Seattle, WA *
Feb 19 Branx Portland, OR *
Feb 21 The Boardwalk Orangevale, CA *
Feb 25 The Smell Los Angeles, CA

* = w/ The Dangerous Summer

Person L / Weatherbox Split EP Track List:
A1: Person L - OK
A2: Person L - Winter Clothes
B1: Weatherbox - Kickflips For Weeks
B2: Weatherbox - Two Seductresses

About Weatherbox's "Follow The Rattle of the Afghan Guitar"

It would be reasonable if you thought Weatherbox imploded some time ago. After all, the San Diego band has cycled through more than a dozen members in its half-decade existence and has kept a relatively low profile since the release of their last LP, 2009's The Cosmic Drama, and subsequent departure from Doghouse Records.

Frontman Brian Warren has since scaled that mountain and regrouped with a supporting cast that includes longtime friends (including two vintage Weatherbox members) and a new label, Youth Conspiracy Records. Together they will release Follow The Rattle of the Afghan Guitar, a six-song EP that brings you to the entrance of a tunnel, hands you a few matches, and shoves you into the dark.

Recorded this spring in multiple locations in California, Follow The Rattle of the Afghan Guitar finds Warren & Co. returning to the colossal pop-rock that made 2007's American Art so likable, while keeping the frontman's expanded lyrical ideas from the psych-folky Cosmic Drama intact.

Exploring themes of alienation, white privilege and the general insanity of our times, Follow The Rattle Of The Afghan Guitar is esoteric, challenging and thought-provoking, while still remaining hook-driven, innovative and exciting. The band hurls itself from a neutral space between pop and progressive, between vague and specific, ultimately leaving it up to the listeners to figure it out for themselves.

Weatherbox howls from the cave in some alien tongue, but the message is loud and clear.

Stream "Follow The Rattle of the Afghan Guitar" by Weatherbox here!

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