Thirsty fans will get their chance to try both the beer as well as special food pairings during the album release and listening party at Beerfish (2933 Adams Avenue) at 3pm on Saturday, January 14. Vermont is already streaming online, but attendees can pick up a physical copy of the record at the show, plus merch, including a shirt designed by Dave Lively, whose art has graced the album covers of artists like Rocket from the Crypt, Jack Johnson, and many more. All t-shirt proceeds will go directly to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.
This initial partnership between Weight of the Sun and Eppig may very well just be the start of more collaborations for both of the local entities. LeBlanc confirms that Eppig doesn’t have any concrete plans for their next collaboration (yet), but, “I'd take a call from Led Zepplin or Neil Diamond.”
And as for Weight of the Sun, the sky’s the limit.
“I would love to collaborate with some other local musicians that are making some great music: Head Wound City, Bakkuda, or the Creepy Creeps. They are all doing something very creative. A local skateboard company would be cool, or maybe Old Harbor Distilling. 'Weight of the Rum'... we are full of bad puns,” chuckles Martin.