Washington DC’s Fairweather will release their third full-length album, and first album in over a decade, on April 1. The self-titled album will be released through the band’s longtime label, Equal Vision Records.
The five-piece outfit will host a record release show on March 29 at Black Cat – which is the same venue where the band held their initial reunion show in 2011. The band went on to play a handful of shows over the last few years, before eventually deciding to continue on and record a new album. Tickets for the upcoming show are on sale now HERE. No additional shows are currently planned for the year.
Today, the band is also premiering “Carte Blanche” – the first track off of the forthcoming album – HERE on YouTube. The ten-track album was recorded at Studio V with the band’s very own Ben Green serving as producer.
“Fairweather is the most straightforward thing we’ve ever recorded. Our goal was to make this sound like us playing our songs together, no fancy mixing or overdubs, and no overly complex song structures. On Lusitania, we embellished quite a bit – and this record was done with almost the opposite intent. It probably contains our fastest and most aggressive material to date as well. To me, it sounds the most like “us” of anything we’ve ever done. It’s loud, urgent, and human,” shares Green.
“Lyrically and conceptually, I’d say the record is much about acceptance – about one’s place in life, about how you exist and live, and coming to grips with certain aspects of your functioning as a person, for better or for worse. There’s reflection in the record for sure, looking back on choices and habits, taking stock of what’s behind you, and thinking of how it informs you of what’s ahead.”
Prior to disbanding in 2003, Fairweather released two full-length albums, If They Move…Kill Them and Lusitania, and a four song EP, Alaska. Over the years, the band has toured with the likes of Thursday, Brand New, Recover, Dashboard Confessional, Piebald, Strike Anywhere, The Movielife and many more.
Fairweather is comprised of Jay Littleton (vocals), Ben Green (guitar, vocals), Peter Tsouras (guitar, vocals), Ben Murphy (bass) and Shane Johnson (drums).
Pre-orders for Fairweather will launch in the coming weeks through the band’s Official Webstore.
Fairweather Record Release Show
Mar 29 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
1. Carte Blanche
2. Reset Position
3. Survival Is Not Enough
5. Doubt The Doubtless
6. Clear Skies, Full Sails
7. Kill The Silence
8. Last Words
9. Still Waiting
10. No Flags to Fly