POZ Road Blog: Weatherbox (Update I)

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 21, 2014

Weatherbox are out on tour with Dikembe supporting their great new album, Flies In All Directions. PropertyOfZack is happy to have the band locked in for a Road Blog series on the tour. Check out the tour dates here and the first Road Blog below!

From AJ Peacox:

Us Weatherboxes began our tour adventures on July 4th, watching fireworks off the side of the freeway as we put San Diego further and further behind us.

The first show in New Mexico was exciting. It was the first time playing with this current line-up, and of course we got to see our buddies in Seahaven.

Making our way across the south with Seahaven, we played a show in Oklahoma City before heading up to the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis where fans brought us Tarot cards and magic crystals. After splitting up for a raucous basement show in Carbondale it was time for the long drive to Atlanta, GA for a show at the Drunken Unicorn. Goodbye, Seahaven!

We were excited for Atlanta not only because we love our fans out there, but because we finally got to meet up with Dikembe. After watching their set for the first time, we knew this tour was going to be filled with rock, fun, and Magic the Gathering.

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

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 2, 2014

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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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Weatherbox Release “Pagan Baby” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - May 29, 2014

Weatherbox has released a new music video for “Pagan Baby.” Watch the video below after the jump. 

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Weatherbox, Dikembe Announce Summer tour

by Zack Zarrillo - May 28, 2014

Weatherbox and Dikembe will be going out on a great tour this July and August. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Seahaven, Weatherbox Announce Mini-Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - May 20, 2014

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Seahaven and Weatherbox will be doing a mini-tour together in July. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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POZ Review: Weatherbox - Flies In All Directions

by Zack Zarrillo - May 13, 2014

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by Caitlin DeWeese, edited by Erik van Rheenen

The father of Weatherbox, Brian Warren, is a dude so gifted, twisted, and ingenious, that I’ve yet to hear anything less than impeccable come from his brain. 

Am I a super fan? Maybe. Telling the truth? Definitely.

Warren kicked off his musical career early in high school, like most of us who find our 14-year-old selves in our bedrooms, hating everyone. He joined a couple of bands at first, which culminated in his creation of Weatherbox in 2005. Since then, Warren and a revolving group of musicians have played hundreds of shows, and released a handful of EPs and two ridiculously solid full-lengths, American Art and The Cosmic Drama. Most reviews I read talk about Brian’s influences and blah, blah, blah. Yeah, we know there are some emo twinges and some Say Anything-ish vocals, but Warren’s music is much more than that, and deserves more credit than it gets.

One of the draws of Weatherbox is the project’s impassioned lyricism and amazing sense of syntax Warren possesses.  American Art and The Cosmic Drama hold lyrical conundrums, against-the-grain encouragement, and jabs at dogma.

And, honestly, Weatherbox’s third full-length, Flies in All Directions, is no different.  

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Albums Out This Week

by Zack Zarrillo - May 11, 2014

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May 13th is just two days away, and there are a few great releases coming out this week. Hit the jump below to check out the album details and download information for all the great records coming out this week!

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Weatherbox Stream ‘Flies In All Directions’

by Zack Zarrillo - May 8, 2014

Weatherbox are streaming Flies In All Directions a week ahead of its release. Give it a listen below after the jump.

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POZ Discussion: Most Anticipated May Releases

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 30, 2014

May is nearly here, and we’re continuing 2014 with a jam-packed month of releases that PropertyOfZack team members couldn’t be more stoked to hear. In today’s new Discussion, we’re highlighting our personal Most Anticipated May Releases. Check out our list below and feel free to reblog with what you’re looking forward to as well!

Andrew Jackson Jihad – Christmas Island (5/6)
This band has yet to do something that hasn’t impressed me. While Can’t Maintain may stand as one of my favorite albums of all time, it seems that Christmas Island is going to give it a run for its money. If you haven’t heard anything off this album yet, listen to “Kokopelli Face Tattoo” and tell me it isn’t perfect. You can’t. It’s the perfect mix of silly and serious, which is exactly what this band is good at. I promise you, this album rules. And besides, in the band’s own words, hating it won’t make you suck any less. - Marie Scarsella

The Horrors - Luminous (5/6)
Despite their name, English alt rockers The Horrors pride themselves on sweeping, brooding pop tracks constantly accented by a heavy synth presence. Their 2011 release Skying, which netted them their first Top 5 record in their native England, followed swiftly on from 2009’s Primary Colours with an equal glaze of melody and pop somewhere in between ‘80s new wave and ‘90s Brit Pop. Originally set for a release this past September, their fourth effort, Luminous, looks to continue with the same formula, emphasizing its electronic roots, which will no doubt complement the often moody and interstellar vocals of lead singer Faris Badwan. The band revealed two new tracks earlier this year with the seven minute “I See You” standing out as it sprawls and dances like some futuristic pop number with the sheen of 80’s club music. The album
already seems promising, and with only a few days to go before its official release, the anticipation is just too strong to avoid. - Jason Stives

Weatherbox - Flies In All Directions (5/13)
Weatherbox, my Weatherbox. How do I express my love for thee?

Weatherbox got me through a good chunk of college and a big breakup, and at the time, that was priceless. In 2010 I did one of my first interviews with Brian Warren, the mastermind behind Weatherbox, and that’s when I truly realized how talented he is.

The honest lyrics and the complexity of Warren’s songs are what really draw me to his music. It has been 5 long years since his last full length album, The Cosmic Drama, and the wait is finally over. Triple Crown Records is dropping Flies in All Directions on May 13. This is hands down Brian’s most musically complicated and mature album. Flies in All Directions is already in my top 10 for 2014, so pick it up, enlighten your ears, and catch Warren and his band on tour when they come through your town. - Caitlin DeWeese 

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Weatherbox Stream New Song “Pagan Baby”

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 30, 2014

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Weatherbox have released the opener from Flies In All Directions. Stream “Pagan Baby” here via MTV or below after the jump.

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Weatherbox West Coast Mini-Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 4, 2014

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Weatherbox will be doing a mini-West Coast tour in April. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Weatherbox Stream “Bring Us The Head Of Weatherbox”

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 4, 2014

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Weatherbox will be releasing Flies In All Directions on May 13th via Triple Crown Records and Favorite Gentlemen. Stream a new song called “Bring Us The Head Of Weatherbox” here via BrooklynVegan or below after the jump.

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Weatherbox Announce ‘Flies In All Directions’

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 18, 2014

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Weatherbox will be releasing Flies In All Directions on May 13th via Triple Crown Records and Favorite Gentlemen. Check out the artwork and track listing for the release below after the jump.

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Weatherbox To Release Album In April

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 4, 2014

Weatherbox will be releasing their new album in April via Triple Crown Records. Check out an answer from the band to a fan’s question below after the jump.

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POZ 10Of’13: Triple Crown Records Family

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 12, 2013

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PropertyOfZack is happy to be bringing you another 10Of’13 End Of The Year List from the artists on Triple Crown Records. Check out 10Of’13s from Moving Mountains  O’Brother, Caspian, Weatherbox, and From Indian Lakes below after the jump!

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