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100 Words Or Less: Andrew Koji Shiraki

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 26, 2014

Our 100 Words Or Less Podcast with host Ray Harkins is back with Koji. Ray and Koji discuss being an outsider, self-examination, and continually keeping active. 

Follow the podcast on Twitter here, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here, and stream the new episode with Ray and Koji below!

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Koji Updates Fall Tour Routing

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 8, 2014

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Koji is hitting the US again on a fall tour with Allison Weiss, Chris Farren, and, Lee Corey Oswald on select dates. Check out the updated routing below.

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Koji Fall Tour With Allison Weiss, Chris Farren, Lee Corey Oswald

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 7, 2014

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Koji is hitting the US again on a great fall tour with Allison Weiss, Chris Farren, and Koji Fall Tour With Allison Weiss, Chris Farren, Lee Corey Oswald  on select dates. Check out all the details below after the jump.

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Koji Postpones South African Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 6, 2014

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Koji has postponed his South African tour due to unforeseen circumstances. Check out a tweet from Koji below after the jump.

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POZ Exclusive: Koji - ‘Some Small Way’ 12” Reissue

by Zack Zarrillo - May 20, 2014

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Before Koji's Crooked In My Mind and splits with Into It. Over It. and La Dispute, there was Some Small Way. The release came out on Run Fr Cover Records years ago, but PropertyOfZack is very excited to announce that it’s being reissued onto 12” vinyl by The Native Sound.

The release will come out on July 1st and will feature several different variants and ordering options. Check out all details below!

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Koji Announces South African Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 16, 2014

Koji will be making his way down to South Africa this coming June for a tour. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Koji “Breaking & Broken” Stripped Down

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 7, 2014

Koji recently filmed an acoustic version of “Breaking & Broken.” Watch a video of the set below after the jump.

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Koji Expands US Solo Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 5, 2014

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Koji has greatly expanded the routing of his spring tour this March. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Koji Announces Spring Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 18, 2014

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Koji will be going out on a spring tour this March. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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The Acoustic Basement Announces UK Extension Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 10, 2014

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Geoff Rickly (Thursday), Koji, Rob Lynch, and Brian Marquis are taking the Acoustic Basement Tour to the UK in April. Check out the dates below after the jump. 

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Into It. Over It., Koji Perform ‘IIOIKOJI’ In Full

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 20, 2013

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Into It. Over It. and Koji performed their IIOIKOJI split in full at an in-store session. Enjoy it below after the jump.

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Koji Releases ‘Matters’ EP

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 13, 2013

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Koji has released his new Matters EP. Stream it below after the jump.

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Stolen: How Bands Bounce Back From Losing Everything

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 6, 2013

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From a fan’s standpoint, the touring life appears glamorous, but for an artist, life on the road can be dangerous: bands hauling equipment across the country often have a target painted on their back when it comes to robberies. In light of a rash of high-profile robberies over the past year, PropertyOfZack talked with Koji, Murder By Death, and For Today about what it means when their livelihood was stolen from them — and what they did to bounce back.

by Erik van Rheenen, edited by Jesse Richman

Murder By Death is still a fledgling band in 2003. Two studio albums deep into their career, the band tours out of a van: traveling with a trailer is still a plan, not a reality. In October, the plan for a trailer falls apart at the seams when the van is ransacked during a tour. All of the band’s gear — valued close to $10,000 — is gone. Murder By Death misses three or four concerts. Along with their instruments, the robber has pilfered the band’s livelihood. Admits vocalist Adam Turla: “It’s like they stole your job.”

Adam Turla can count on one hand the number of times Murder By Death has been robbed while out on tour. 

The catch? It takes Turla the whole hand. 

The five instances range in severity. Just a GPS and a smashed window when the band was a little less unlucky; gear, and everything else, when they found themselves a little more so. “It’s a shitty feeling,” Turla confesses, rattling off his recollections of the five robberies. “You’re just helpless. Expenses still come in, but you can’t go to work. And there’s not much time on tour, and you have to call insurance, you have to take the van to the dealer for repairs, and there’s just not enough hours in a day to deal with everything.”

In what philosophy students could study as “Turla’s Paradox,” the Murder By Death frontman’s call for caution is at once bluntly simple and deceptively tough advice to follow: “Don’t make it obvious you’re a band.” But being in a band in 2013 means logging long miles in a van, often hauling a trailer across the country — it’s tough not to get noticed. 

When For Today’s van and trailer were stolen during a tight four-hour window when the band was sleeping off a show in a San Antonio hotel room at 4 a.m., singer Mattie Montgomery says he felt like the robbery wasn’t up to pure coincidence. “I think the people who robbed us were probably waiting for us to go to sleep so they could steal our van and trailer,” Montgomery says. “We literally had $200,000 of gear in there, so it was an amazing target for them.”

Come 8 a.m., on only four hours sleep, the band called a friend to check if the missing van might be a prank gone awry. It wasn’t, and For Today had to scramble to its next show sans lights, banners, and equipment. Montgomery met the circumstances with uncommon — he acknowledges his reaction “may seem weird” — pluck and aplomb. “I was genuinely excited when I realized our stuff was stolen,” he admits, “I love having fun stories to tell, and this was going to be a great one. While I didn’t know how, I was convinced that this whole situation was going to work out for the best, and I had peace in that.”

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Koji Announces Russian Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 1, 2013

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Koji has announced a Russian tour for December. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Koji Announces ‘Matters’ EP

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 31, 2013

Koji is releasing a new EP called Matters this season on cassette. Check out the artwork and track listing below after the jump.

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