Free Motion Sadness EP!
Want a free copy of Motion Sadness EP? For now it will only be available in the form of a mini poster with a download code on the back.
To get one simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address and request to be put on my e-mail list. If you are already on the list, provide an email of a consenting friend and your shipping address and that’s it. Check out the artwork below, done by the one and only Crackerfarm.
Epic Tour Part 2
Hello pioneers and explorers of all things universe-related,
I am feeling particularly cosmic and humble as I write this. Sigur Ros is playing on my speakers and I just saw them live last night in a forest amphitheater. The way I think of what’s possible musically has changed forever. And that’s all I can say about that. More importantly, my fall tour begins today and I feel I have a duty to you wonderfully loyal patrons of my music to spread the word. Below is the current tour schedule, but keep an eye out for dates that are still in progress and will be added later to my Facebook music page tour tab. Mouthful. I know some of you are not big on reading lengthy emails, so feel free to skim—but more goodies await on the other side of the schedule. Bribery. To find out the details for any show click on the “Tour” tab.
10/7 Ft. Collins,CO
10/11 Portland,OR **supporting Langhorne Slim
10/12 Eugene,OR **supporting Langhorne Slim
10/14 San Francisco,CA **supporting Langhorne Slim
10/16 Los Angeles,CA **supporting Langhorne Slim
10/18 San Diego,CA **supporting Langhorne Slim
10/24 Los Angeles,Ca
10/29 Ft. Collins
11/6 Chapel Hill,NC
11/9 New Hope,PA **supporting Melissa Ferrick
11/10 Hamden,CT **supporting Melissa Ferrick
I am still looking for house show hosts or venue shows in the areas below. Feel free to email me at email@example.com and we can talk details.
10/6 Lincoln,NE//Des Moines,IA//Ames,IA
10/28 Salt Lake City,UT//Provo,UT
So I have a lot more news for you special people who are still reading, the ones I haven’t lost to Game Of Thrones. First off, I just received not moments ago the final mixed/mastered files for my new EP, Motion Sadness. Funny name right? Or is it! All the songs were recorded with one mic configuration, whole solo performances beginning to end with no edits or chopping up of different takes to make one perfect take. It’s sort of a good sounding live record but with a few do-overs that only you and I know about. I am really proud of it - and the fact that I found it in me to expect it’s odd imperfections that normally in the studio I would have tried so hard to polish out. Here’s the track listing for the record.
1) Trophy On A Shelf
3) The Path Out East
5) Paramedics (Murder Ballad)
6) Somewhere In Colorado
I decided that for now I will not be releasing the EP online for open download,purchase or streaming. It just occurred to me one day that the internet has a way of cheapening music; any distracted unenthusiastic joe on his couch in his underwear can click on a link for 30 seconds and then move on back to some insta-slam jam or whatever. I just didn’t want to do that this time. So instead, for now, there will be only two ways to get a copy of MOTION SADNESS.
1) Attend one of my shows, put your email on the mailing list, and receive a free signed poster with a secret download code on the back.
2) Now I don’t want to keep anything away from people who really want it, all the lovely folks who have supported me endlessly over the years but won’t be able to make it to a show on this tour. I figured we can do it like this. If you are getting this email, you already support me and are on the list. So just take a few seconds and send me an email saying you want a copy and where to mail the poster to, and then include 1 email of a friend of yours that is NOT on the list. I’m going to assume and trust that you asked your friend ahead of time, thoroughly converted them into a diehard fan, and that they will not resent either of us for stealing their info. I will mail you the poster, and you can share the EP download with your friend who’s email you provided. If THEY want a poster too, all they have to do is email me with ANOTHER friend’s email. See where I’m going with this? It’s a pyramid scheme and it’s brilliant. So to make it extra clear, your email will look something like this, or some version of it that I can understand.
You are the best! Can I please get a signed EP poster!
Please send to…
00 Sadness St.
You can add my friend Ani Difranco to the mailing list. Her email is Iamalegend@aim.com”
In other news, I’ve been on break from tour for about a week now and enjoying it immensely. The weather has been nice and I finished another song I think will be called Perfect Teeth. Partly as a shout out to my friend Jacob Kaplan’s band, Perfect Teeth, whose words of wisdom and phone calls while on the road keep me sane and persistence with my efforts. And also it’s just a story about being on the road and pulls in some experiences from my most recent trip. People I met, terrible shows I played, and so on. I’ve been experimenting with lyrics that are a bit more conversational and specific, and less abstract as they tend to be.
So one last thing, but MOST exciting of all. I will be putting together my first tour in Europe (April 15 - Aug 19th) and I am going to be compiling a list of contacts anywhere and everywhere there are some. So if you are reading this and thinking “Hey I have a friend in Paris who loves music and would probably want to host a house show” you should definitely send me there contact. It can be literally anywhere in Europe/UK and I will look into making it happen. My plan is to spend 1 month living in Berlin starting April 15th - playing around the city and checking things out. Then I will be doing a month tour, followed by some good ol’ fashioned backpacking, and then followed by more touring. Basically it will be a 4 month trip and am going to need a lot of help, because who can take on this world alone? Tyrion Lannister perhaps, but not I. I feel out of breath just reading this whole thing over for typos. You are a champ. You deserve another reward. This time it’s a link to a creepy little live video I made of my new song “Paramedics”. Done by the genius boys at Virginia Moonwalker in Richmond,VA. It was made with an iphone, couple good mics, tape recorder and some weird filters. Also if you never saw it on facebook, check out the new music video for “Heart Of Mine”.
"Heart Of Mine" Music Video
What more can I say?
A lot. Thank you.
Cause A Scene Tickets On Sale!
Hey Nashville Fam,
I’m quite excited to announce tickets for the Cause A Scene Music show Sept 19th are up for sale! I’ll be sharing the stage with Noah Gundersen, Field Report and Foreign Fields. It’s going to be an epic night of magical music making. Location will be given out after purchase. But I can tell you it’s in a secret back yard!
Buy tickets here: http://www.causeascene0919.eventbrite.com/