The Post Script

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Big Changes for The Post Script

The Post Script has been going through a whirlwind of change recently.

First and foremost... Blain Crawford has decided to leave The Post Script. This was a personal decision, and certainly not because of fighting or ill-will. We will always love Blain as a brother and wish him all the best in his future endeavors. Blain is currently playing with The Waldemere Revival. We know this probably comes as a huge shock to everyone, and it was certainly a huge shock to us as well. The truth of the matter is that even though the three of us are the best of friends (and will continue to be so), we simply did not have the same goals and motivations. These differences were holding each of us back from realizing our full potential. We have always understood this, and have been working EXTREMELY hard to reconcile them, but in the end it just didn't work out. As was stated earlier, we don't want anyone to think that there is any bad blood between us and Blain, and this decision is truly best for everyone involved. We are immensely upset to see him go, but can't wait to see what he has to show the world with his new band, and can't wait to show the world what we have to offer as well!

Secondly, because of Blain's departure, Matt and myself have sat down and given some serious thought to what we want to do and where we want to go with this band. In short, we decided to regroup and kick more ass than ever before. We will be doing quite a few shows acoustic until we find another member who fits into the group, but have no plans of slowing down... in fact quite the opposite. We have begun working with a publicist to begin working our music into college radio stations, and will be considerably more focused on the quality over the quantity of the shows we play. In fact, just this week we have been featured on the two biggest commercial radio stations in Indianapolis, Radio Now 100.9 and X103.

Third, at the request of Radio Now, we have written a Colts theme song that will be posted shortly to our website for free download. We had a lot of fun doing it, and it's truly hilarious. It is also being featured on Radio Now every Friday during Indy's #1 morning show, The Scotty Show. You can download the song by pasting this url into your web browser... (

Lastly, since we are not going to be as focused on playing shows every weekend, we plan to write a LOT more music, and actually have two new songs already finished. We will be featuring one of them at this Saturday's Battle of Birdys performance. We play at 8:30, but get there early as the show is expected to sell out. We will be releasing an EP with three new songs on it this coming winter, and will let you know more details as the process unravels. We have already recorded the instrumentals to them (Careful Repair, Ordinary People, and Tropical Storms) and are just waiting on dates at the studio to open up to finish the vocals.

I'm going to end this blog the same way I started it... The Post Script is going through a whirlwind of change. BUT, what doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger... and we already feel we have grown through this experience and want everyone to know that we are not giving up, we are not slowing down, and we only plan to move forward better, faster, and stronger.

Abe and Matt

Sunday, August 29, 2010


This friday we will be heading back to visit our friends in Springfield, Il at Bar None and playing with The Station! We are super excited, and now have an awesome new camera to document everything :() Pictures and postings will ensue!


Friday, July 9, 2010

The Westfield Rocks The 4th Victory!!

Hey all,

As many of you may have seen on facebook and twitter, we have been crowned the Westfield Rocks the 4th Battle of the Bands champions! Sooooooo, we won a bunch of cash and some recording time at one of Indy's best studios... The Lodge. Long story short, now we can afford to fix our poor Suzy (the van) and get some AWESOME merch for you all to enjoy :)

We would LOVE to thank everyone who helped with the Westfield battle for making this possible for us, Kathy especially! Also a special shout out to Adam Ritz, Mark LaBarr, and all the other judges!

We now have the honor of passing the torch next year and playing as a headliner at the 4th of July celebration of 2011! Also, we will be headlining at NUMA, a arts festival held in westfield! Check out our Facebook page soon for more details!


Monday, May 31, 2010

What it means to be a band

I, Abe Shanehsaz, witnessed a true spectacle of music last Thursday. On May 27th, I witnessed a miracle. I saw an incredibly talented band play perfectly, to a crowd that was far too small, then get rained out. Whats better, was at this show where the cover was $10, and only maybe 250 people were there (this band is from Hawaii btw... so that's not nearly enough money for them to break even...) and the weather crapped all over their gear, they were not only still happy to be there, but continued playing!!! Any other band (and I can honestly say I've been guilty of this before) would have said... "FUCK IT!!! We flew out here, nobody gives a shit, and now its raining on us!!! We're done!! Sorry everyone... go home!" But no, they worked with the venue to move the show inside, and played acoustic for the next hour and a half with their fans circled intimately around them in what became a total basement party at the Rathskellar.

The band I'm speaking of is the Animal Liberation Orchestra, and if you haven't checked them out, you certainly should. ( The band consists of keys, drums, bass, and guitar, and everyone in the band sings. And they truly blew my mind with how far out of their way they went to make sure that their fans were happy. I was incredibly inspired at the odds they overcame with ease and still delivered an awesome show and were still happy and excited to be playing.

Kudos ALO. That show will never be forgotten by anyone in that room.


Friday, May 7, 2010

Pay It Forward With Music

Hey guys,
So I just had this cool idea. A good friend of mine was listening to Seasons Change in her car (pretty loud :) )when someone asked who she was listening to and where they could get a copy... she proceeded to give them HER copy in order to share The Post Script love! So I started thinking.... We want to start a "Pay it Forward with Music" campaign...

ANYWAYS, to make a long story short, we are going to start giving free CD's to anyone who bought one, and gives it to a stranger who wants a copy! All you need to do is write your story about giving away your CD on your facebook wall and tag us in the story! As long as the story ends up on our wall at then we will get ahold of you about getting you another FREE copy!! Did you already give your copy away and don't have one? Still write the story on our wall, and we will get you one!

So, pay it forward, and give those CD's away... cause you can just get a brand new one!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Summer Time

Hey all,

It is officially summer, class is out, the class of 2010 is finished with school forever, and summer concerts are underway! The Post Script is pumped to begin booking the summer months, and will be announcing a SICK line up at the Rock Lobster very soon.

Otherwise, festivals, festivals, concerts, and festivals are coming back to the midwest!! With SpringFest already a huge success, Wuhnurth, Knollfest, and many more on the way... this summer is shaping up to kick some serious ass. Also, Verizon and the White River Lawn are looking to be pretty sick this summer too. ALSO, the Animal Liberation Orchestra (one of my all time favs) is coming to the Rathskeller this month on the 27th!!!

Of course, we are playing this Saturday at Lizards on the south side... check out "" for show details.


Friday, April 23, 2010


Springfest was AWESOME!!!

Though it was a bit cold at night, we had a great time jamming late nights with Ethan from Finer, Willie Waldman, Teddy Jones, and too many more to remember. It has sick to see all of our favorite bands all in one place :) Max Allen Band, Shaggy Wanda, Midwest Hype, Psychedelphia, Papadosio, Root Hog, The Twin Cats... it has almost too much fun.

Well I think a chest cold and sinus infection is a small price to pay for all that.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tour Updates Part Two

Day Seven, The Maison and FOOD!:

Interesting fact. The bridge over lake Pontchartrian is the longest bridge over water in the entire world, and is located between New Orleans and Covington, Louisiana where we stayed, and measures about 23 miles across.

Anyways, after crossing the longest bridge in the world... we were back to the birthplace of jazz. Needless to say, we love it in New Orleans. Great city, hip people, AMAZING food, and even better music. We stopped into a small restaurant for lunch and had easily the best food of the entire trip. Granted they were competing with hot dogs and canned soup, but none the less it was incredible. After stuffing our guts, we went parked Suzy (the van) at The Maison where we were playing that night and walked around the town. Since it was Saint Patties day, we knew that there had to be something cool to see. But as always, we gravitated towards music shops and met the owner of Peaches, an awesome record shop near the end of the French Quarter. We talked to her for a good little bit, and got our CD in the store! Not only that but she agreed to play our stuff over the speakers for a while! Keep your fingers crossed, because she seemed to dig us, and she books bands on the board for the New Orleans Jazz Festival :) Needless to say, we are hoping to hear back from her...

But anyways, we went back to the Maison, played for a few hours, met some new fans, and had a great time. After we packed up for the night and were headed back to good ole Suzy, we caught ourselves. It was only 2 o'clock in a city that plays music ALL NIGHT LONG! So we thought better of the situation, and turned around and found the first club that had a live band. Much to our pleasure, a mostly instrumental gospel band without a name was jamming inside. We couldn't believe it when the saw the guitar player for T.I. take the stage and rip and absolutely unbelievable solo! After a little bit of star struck war off, we had to take off because at that point in the week, all four of us had come down with a sinus infection and major congestion and we all needed the sleep.

Back across the worlds longest bridge...

Day Eight- The Banks Street Bar

The triumphant return to The Banks! Well after a few games of pool, the keg ran out of our free beer :( But we had a blast seeing some old friends and played an early set before a face punching metal tour took the stage. We took the night off and hung out at the pool at the hotel and ate soup...

Day Nine- Up to Mobile

Back to the Hopjacks in Mobile, and some of the greatest pizza! After an incredible pie, we played for a few hours and saw some friends from the show earlier that week in Gulf Shores! After a far too brief chill sesh, we headed back to Big Lagoon to reclaim our camp spot in Pensacola. Tent up, beers down, lights out.

Day Ten- Last Show

For the first time all week, we bought an official bundle of fire wood. I say bundle, but for six dollars we got THIRTY logs delivered to our spot! So now we had a day and a half to burn off thirty logs... so we wasted no time cooking up some dogs and brats. After a satisfying meal we headed off to the other Hopjacks in Pensacola, and played a fun filled set. Little did we know the owner was sleeping upstairs and complaining about the noise all night long :) Sorry dude. That night at the camp grounds, we slept through an INTENSE rainstorm the likes of which hasn't been seen since Noah's Arc was commissioned.

Day Eleven- The Day of Damage

We awoke in the morning to our tent blowing over. Bummer. And everything outside was soaked. Blain and Matt slept in the van, so they were dry and happy. Brian and I on the other hand... not so much. But either way, we took it as an excuse to get an early start on the day and packed everything up. I went to the Winn-Dixie up the road to buy lighter fluid, because we surely weren't going to leave our six dollar wood pile unburned. After an ENTIRE bottle of lighter fluid, we had a roaring fire. We burned all remaining 25 pieces of wood down to nothing but ash in less than four hours, a feat no environmentalist would be proud of.

We packed up and hit the road headed towards Nashville to see our buddies from Tax Brandywine.... that's when the real shit show started. We were at mile 76 on 65 North (which is NOT very far from where we started) when Blain noticed the engine temp gauge had blasted all the way up as high as it would go! We quickly pulled over to find that we were leaking coolant profusely, and our fan belt had come off completely. Of course it was 5:30 on a Sunday. Not a mechanic in the miles (which in the backwoods area of Alabama, you really have to travel miles to find anything in the first place) was open or would answer the phone. We finally called the Advance Auto Parts out of desperation to see if they knew of anyone who could help us. We were told quickly to look up Greg Allen in the phone book. WHAT? Seriously? What the hell does that even mean? After a half hour of google searches and, we couldn't find the elusive Greg Allen anywhere. Finally we called the auto parts store back and begged them to just tell us his number. He finally agreed. After we got ahold of Greg (who took about an hour to get to our spot from his home- which is actually making good time for the distance he traveled) and immediately told us we had blown out our water pump :( Wha wha wha... we had to pull up to a truck stop/gas station and camp out inside the van. Of course, this was the coldest night of the whole trip. But after a few left over beers, we all learned how to play Euchre again. That held us over for the rest of the night.

Final Day- Greg Allen

Greg came and picked us up and took us back to his hillbilly heaven in his back yard. With probably about 60 rusted out cars, and a small shelter, we really weren't sure if this was going to turn into a scene from Deliverance. But at the end of the day he ended up fixing us up and doing a hell of a job.

14 hour drive home.

The end.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tour Updates After Day Six...

Ok, so we left almost a week ago, and have plenty of tales to tell...

Day One, The Acoustic CoffeeHouse- Johnson City TN:
We spent a long afternoon driving through a made for TV horror movie in the hills of Tennessee. After we were sure that our poor van was going to break down after climbing the massive hills of eastern Tennessee, and rolling through almost impenetrable fog, our headlights decided to stop working for thirty seconds; thoroughly scarring us to death... we arrived at the Acoustic Coffeehouse to find real music lovers who were ready to listen to something new :) We had a great time with our new friends and played some more chilled acoustic music. Afterward, we enjoyed a free stay at the venue where we were slightly freaked out by the lack of privacy, but extremely grateful for a successful first night of the tour.

Day Two, No Show- Driving:
Driving ALLLLLLLL day. We arrive at The Travel Lodge in Pensacola. We load all of our equipment into our very small smokers room that we got stuck with because the hotel overbooked and gave our non-smoking room away to someone else. This should have been our first clue that something was wrong.

Day Three, Beach Experience Number 1 and The Islander:
After waking up after a long nights rest, we packed all of our stuff back into the trailer and warmed up some cans of soup. Our room certainly smelled like a sewage plant, but for $40 a night, we couldn't complain... at least not too loudly, even though management would not allow us to have fresh towels. At about noon we were distraught to find that our show that night might be in jeopardy because IT TOO had been double booked! As we were waiting to find out what our fate held in store for us that night, we decided we needed to relax on the beach and soak in some sun. We were bummed to find that the wind was blowing far too intensely for us to enjoy any time on the sand. While we were getting sand blown into our ears, we got the call back to find that our gig was moved to a club up the street that was inside. This was good news as it was about 50 degrees and was only going to get colder.
That night at the show, we met another interested crowd of party goers that really dug the music. After the first two sets, the band was really heating up, and had saved some of the best gem's for last. At the conclusion of the night, we had another success on our hands. Glad for a good first electric show, we took it as a good omen and went back to the hotel at about four.

Day Four, Out of HERE, to The Office Lounge:
We woke shortly before 11 to check out, and packed everything up all too happy to be leaving the stink hole we had been sleeping in. Because of the smell, the room mix up, and the completely incompetent staff, we were all too happy to be leaving the Travel Lodge in Pensacola, never to return. We decided to give the beach a second try, but to no avail. So we went to go see our buddy Jimmy at The Hang Out. HI JIMMY!!!! After some good catching up, we went to The Office Lounge to prepare early for the gig that night. When we got there, we decided a quick nap in the van was needed. We are lazy like that! After turning a few heads by sleeping on the roof of a van with lightning bolts on the sides at two in the afternoon, we were ready to set up, and rock faces. After the early show, we set up camp at the Big Lagoon campground.

Day Five, The Hang Out:
After waking up at the camp ground much refreshed, we enjoyed the freshly cleaned bathrooms and showers. We headed straight over to our favorite beach front venue, The Hang Out. We set up and enjoyed some Shaka-Shaka chicken wraps. As the temperature began to fall, we warmed up with our first set. By the end of the night, we had made plenty of new friends and fans from all over the country.

Day Six, Leaving the Campground for New Orleans:
A rather uneventful day of driving, campfire hot dogs, and checking in to our New Orleans head quarters. After having a few drinks and taking a well deserved night off we are about to go to sleep and head out for a long day of in stores, street performances, and the show tomorrow at the Maison that we cannot wait to play. We are optimistic and can only hope that it will go as well as the shows prior to it.

More stories to come.

For now, Goodnight.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


We are doing something out of the ordinary for us, and taking on a gig in Broad Ripple at CT Peppers doing a few more covers than we typically do.

The show is this friday, and has been a really interesting expereince thus far. We have picked 26 (YES 26!!!) tunes to learn before the show, and have mastered about half of them. We are practicing tonight and tomorrow night, and can't wait to share what we have been up to :) It has been a cool change of pace to put some effort into learning other great artist's music. Up to this point we have only ever played four covers! It has reinspired our playing and writing, and we are super glad to have had the experience.

Like I said, the show is this Friday, the 8th and we play a mixture of these covers and our originals (about 40% cover 60% original) from 10-2.

Hope to see you there!