This is a track from the upcoming The Poison Arrows LP that is currently on hold due to the shelter in place.
All proceeds from this single will be donated to the Arts For Illinois Relief Fund.
Chicago’s The Poison Arrows was about to announce its 4th LP along with a European tour and US tour dates all scheduled for late May / early June. The vinyl was paid for, but the pressing plant had to close before it got pressed. Obviously the tour has all kinds of issues as well, so the album and all touring are currently on hold until further notice.
We wanted to do something to stay creative, stay active, and stay sane since we cannot even rehearse. Clearly, a song called “Seek Harbor” is fitting for today’s times. It will be the first song on side two of the LP. It is named after one of the two Czech companies that provide our van, gear, and driving companion on our tours. It was written well over a year ago, but the lyrics definitely hit home during this mess. Toward the end of the song, there is a tribute to our last European tour manager (also with the band Savak), Darko who lives in Zagreb Croatia, and who we hope to see soon.
Although we have taken some substantial financial hits in our households, for now, we are all able to pay our bills. So we have decided to raise awareness and money the Arts for Illinois Relief Fund. All proceeds from this single will be donated to them, at least, as much money as a single from an obscure band can. A lot of people are hurting financially, if you have a little bit to give them, please do, you can go to the link here, artsforillinois.org/donate-and-apply
and/or spend a few dollars on the single here file13records.bandcamp.com
This will likely be the only track from the album to be released before the album is rescheduled and announced, but File 13 is working on some additional releases for Arts for Illinois as well. We are unable to afford to hire our typical promotion professionals for this, so if you can help us spread this news or wish to contact us to do any promotional support or anything, please do.
There is a pre-order up on Bandcamp, and then it was just submitted to other digital services for April 17th.
Seek Harbor for health and safety. Love to you all.
Justin. Adam. Patrick. The Poison Arrows