On Wednesdays this year, we're going to start highlighting a particular band or album we think you should check out. Today I've chosen a release that has been some four years in the making. It's the long rumored Person L / Weatherbox split that was originally supposed to come out in 2008. It is now available for pre-order here. I recommend you check it out!
A1: Person L - OK (Listen)
A2: Person L - Winter Clothes
B1: Weatherbox - Kickflips For Weeks
B2: Weatherbox - Two Seductresses
Today I am very pleased to bring you the first track off of Weatherbox's upcoming Follow The Rattle Of The Afghan Guitar EP. Check out the band's profile to stream "Secret Muslim," and if you like what you've heard, you can pre-order the 12" over at Youth Conspiracy Records. Head to the replies and let us know about what this underrated - but fan-approved - band has to offer up this time. Fans of Criteria and early Manchester Orchestra should take notice.
Head to the replies to check out the album art and track listing of Weatherbox's Follow The Rattle Of The Afghan Guitar. Pre-orders for the 12" EP can be found here tomorrow at 9 a.m. EST. Be sure to check back tomorrow morning to hear "Secret Muslim" off the album exclusively on the band's AP.net profile at the same time.
New Jersey upstarts The Ugly Club have announced a March 3 date with Weatherbox at the Lit Lounge in Manhattan, and a March 5 date at the Union Square Best Buy in Manhattan. For more details, head to the band's Myspace.
Weatherbox will be releasing Christpuncher 7, on 7" vinyl and iTunes, very soon. To support the release, they will be heading out on a 7 week tour. Check out the dates, track-listing, and album art in the replies.
Our friends in Shining Through have posted their new EP, Shapeshifter, for free download on their AP.net Profile. Fans of Weatherbox, Criteria, and Say Anything should definitely grab this five finger discount. Also, the band's van recently caught fire, so please check out their merch store.
Shining Through will be playing an Atlantic Records showcase in LA on March 4th at the Knitting Factory. The band will be embarking on a west coast tour in Feb., including a couple shows with Weatherbox. Additionally, the band is making plans to record this summer.
The AP.net-sponsored "Dave Conway Signed Us Tour" with Weatherbox and Jet Lag Gemini has updated several shows and added links to buy tickets on their tour profile. View the official tour flyer in the replies. We will be rolling out special features and a contest in support of the tour very soon; please keep your eyes peeled.