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Weatherbox Stream New EP "Follow The Rattle of the Afghan Guitar" + Tour Dates

October 8, 2011


In August we bought you the news of Weatherbox’s forthcoming release. Today we feature that release.

In support of their newly released “Follow The Rattle of The Afghan Guitar” EP out this week on Youth Conspiracy Records, San Diego indie-punk heroes Weatherbox have premiered a stream of their first collection of new music in over three years on both their Bandcamp page, of which is streaming below, or at the AVClub.com website.

The band is also kicking off a full US tour with friends the Sainthood Reps this week (who will also be supporting their latest debut album, “Monoculture,” out now on Tooth & Nail Records) including dates with The Coathangers, ANR, Girl in a Coma and more along the way. Complete tour dates below.

Weatherbox Tour Dates

 
Fri 10/7 – Tempe, AZ @ Venue 104
Sat 10/8 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Gasworks
Sun 10/9 – Denver, CO @ The Walnut Room
Mon 10/10 – Liberty, MO @ Detto’s Barn
Tue 10/11 – St Louis, MO @ Cicero’s *
Wed 10/12 – Madison, WI @ UW-Madison *
Thu 10/13 – Chicago, IL @ Casa Donde *
Fri 10/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class *
Sat 10/15 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft *#
Sun 10/16 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Redwood Art Space *
Mon 10/17 – Allston, MA @ O’Briens Pub *
Tue 10/18 – Hamden, CT @ The Space *
Wed 10/19 – Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker *
Thu 10/20 – Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head Club at Sonar *
Fri 10/21 – Amityville, NY @ Broadway Bar *
Sat 10/22 – Washington, DC @ Subterranean A *
Sun 10/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary *
Tue 10/25 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street *
Wed 10/26 – Harrisonburg, VA @ The Blue Nile *
Thu 10/27 – Greenville, NC @ The Tipsy Teapot *
Fri 10/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
Wed 11/2 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Thu 11/3 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory $
Fri 11/4 – Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar ~

* with SAINTHOOD REPS
# with Deas Vail
$ with ANR
~ with Girl In A Coma + The Coathangers

Purchase “Follow The Rattle Of The Afghan Guitar” from Youth Conspiracy Records and iTunes now!


Follow The Rattle Of The Afghan Guitar Track List:

 
1. Secret Muslim
2. My Head
3. Mountain
4. Heavy Map
5. Broken Glowsticks
6. The Bullets

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.


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