I know a lot of you know already thru social media, but this past Saturday, our drummer Jason Brubaker, died in a car accident. It was a devastating shock and we are still trying to be ok. Our debut studio album was scheduled to release today, and in my grief I miss the deadline to cancel it… So it is out. He went ALL IN on us and this band and this album. I don’t think he wanted us to cancel it anyways. So here I am typing this, doing the work just like I planned, but under drastically different circumstance. I wish I didn’t have to. I don’t want to, but I know he would want people to hear what he made with us. Music and his daughter was his everything. He would want to be remembered for the exceptional drummer he was and the bright, loving, accepting human and father he was. Right now we are left with the option to either just let it out and hope for the best, or to make a big push for him and I can’t do the first one. So here I am asking for your help. Help us honor him and all that he did with us. Push play. Listen to him play those drums. Have others do the same. Tell them who he was and why this matters. Please. I really just don’t know what else to do. I love Jason so much. He was beyond a friend or a band mate. He was family. We spent at least 3 days a week together, sometimes more. We talked thru messenger almost every single day. The whole in our lives and our band is immense. I don’t know how to move forward at this point, but I think that I will. We are going even more ALL IN for Jason. What that means I have no idea at the moment, but I have to figure it out.
Jason Brubaker, you are the best and I hope to make you proud; we all do. I know this is what you would have wanted, so here’s to you. Everything from here is for you.
Push play. Listen and remember.