NEW ALBUM!
Will Johnson’s new album “Swan City Vampires” will be released worldwide on September 25. You can pre-order it now and get a download of the entire album instantly.

BUY IT HERE

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1. Paradise, Basically
2. You vs. Off The Cuff
3. Nameless, But A Lover
4. Call, Call, Call
5. (Made Us Feel Like) Kings
6. Pulleys
7. It’s a Pretty Fucked Skyline
8. Mulnomah
9. Thug Life Pt. 2
10. The Watchman
11. Chalked Lines/Waxed Sun

Engineered and Mixed by
Britton Beisenherz at Ramble Creek/Austin, TX
John Congleton at Elmwood Recording/Dallas, TX
Mastered by Matt Pence

“Swan City Vampires, the new solo album from former Centro-matic frontman Will Johnson finds him in peak form. At times as beautiful and melodious as he’s ever been, at others with a primal immediacy beyond anything I’ve ever heard him do. Raw and urgent, this album is a thing of immense beauty that only gets better with each repeated listen. This could end up being my favorite album he’s ever made.” – Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)

“Swan City Vampires is another fantastic release from Will Johnson. It’s melancholy, hazy but hopeful. It’s tuneful, complex, and beautiful. At times it seems to me like a fever dream, but with sudden stunning moments of clarity. I’ve been listening to it a lot in the early mornings, but I think it’s also a dusk record, as it’s shadows reveal new things each time. Scary like a vampire, pretty like a swan, buzzing like a city. Will again delights and surprises.” – Craig Finn (The Hold Steady)

“Will Johnson is one of my favorite songwriters on Earth, and this album is as literate and addictive as any of his previous work. These songs are honest and specific while remaining open to multiple layers of interpretation. The melodies are beautiful and memorable, and Will’s voice is a complex and delicate instrument. As a long-time fan, it makes me happy to know that Will is still challenging himself to make music that truly can be called art.” – Jason Isbell

TOUR DATES
Will is gearing for a very busy fall with a ton of tour dates. Tickets for the first leg of the Living Room Tour on sale now.

BUY TICKETS HERE

8/27 : Denham Springs LA – Living Room Show
8/29 : New Orleans LA – Living Room Show
9/02 : Dallas TX – Living Room Show
9/03 : Fort Worth TX – Living Room Show
9/25 : Austin TX – Waterloo Records
9/26 : Denton TX – Oaktopia Fest
9/28 : Colorado Springs CO – Living Room Show
9/29 : Denver CO – Living Room Show
9/30 : Cheyenne WY – Living Room Show
10/1 : Fort Collins, CO – Living Room Show
10/3 : Boise ID – Living Room Show
10/4 : Seattle WA – Living Room Show
10/5 : Portland OR – TBA
10/6 : Eugene OR – Living Room Show
10/7 : Reno NV – Living Room Show
10/8 : Sacramento CA – Living Room Show
10/9 : San Francisco CA – Living Room Show
10/10 : Petaluma CA – Living Room Show
10/11 : Los Angeles CA – Living Room Show
10/13 : Las Vegas NV – Living Room Show
10/15 : Phoenix AZ – Living Room Show
10/16 : Albuquerque NM – Living Room Show
10/18 : Austin TX – Living Room Show

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Hello! We’re looking for fans to host Living Room Shows during the month of October in the cities listed below. We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your living room for about 3 hours and check names off the list at the door. In return you’ll get 5 additional free tickets for friends and our eternal gratitude.

Please read everything below and get in touch if you can host a show. Contact info at the end of this post.

Oct 13 : Eugene OR
Oct 14 : Redding CA
Oct 15 : Sacramento CA
Oct 16 : Santa Barbara CA
Oct 17 : Los Angeles CA – college show
Oct 18 : OFF
Oct 19 : San Luis Obispo CA
Oct 20 : San Francisco CA
Oct 21 : Petaluma CA
Oct 22 : Arcata CA
Oct 23 : Portland OR – college show
Oct 24 : Boise ID
Oct 25 : Salt Lake City UT
Oct 26 : Ft Collins CO
Oct 27 : Casper MT
Oct 28 : Billings MT
Oct 29 : Missoula MT
Oct 30 : Tri-Cities WA

Here’s how it works.

1. You have a house, loft, small gallery, studio or other private space that can comfortably and safely host 50-75 people. A place with a big living room, finished basement or other interior space would be ideal. There needs to be street parking, parking garage or public transportation nearby and your neighbors should be cool. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people coming to your house. You probably shouldn’t do this if you live in a small apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord. Be realistic on how many people your place can hold. We need to know how many tickets we can sell in advance. Sorry, we can’t do these shows outside.

2. Ticket price will be $25. Everyone must buy tickets in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. There will be no reselling or third-party tickets sales. All tickets sales are direct to fans from Undertow. Limit 4 tickets per person. We want everyone to have the same chance of getting tickets.

3. We’ll provide the host with a list of everyone coming to the show. The host won’t have to deal with any money and will only need to check people off the list as they arrive. We ask guests to arrive between 7:00-7:45pm. The shows start at 8pm and we ask everyone to be out of your space by 10pm.

4. The host gets 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends beyond your 5 guests who want to come to the show you should direct them buy tickets on-line.

5. Your home address will not be published on the web and will only be given to people who purchase tickets.

6. The shows will promoted on our websites, Facebook and Twitter and word-of-mouth.

7. We’ll need your help to spread the word on your Facebook and Twitter too. We’ll create a Facebook event for each show and make you a host of the event so you can easily invite your friends (Thank you!). Remember, please don’t post your address. The address only goes to people after they buy tickets. We need to keep the location private so people don’t try to show up and pay at the door.

8. You don’t need any sort of sound system. All we need is a nearby electrical outlet for David and Yuuki’s gear to plug into. Some kind of ambient lighting like a lamp on coffee table, floor lamp, or overhead lights with a dimmer to help create a cozy mood and a small table or counter top where David can sell some merchandise after the show.

9. You don’t need seating for everyone. If you have a bunch of chairs, great! But most shows are floor seating and we let guests know they should bring a cushion or pillow to sit on during the show.

10. There will be no opening acts on the living room shows.

if interested please follow these steps:

IMPORTANT!

1. READ THIS: We’ll need you to sign this when we confirm the show. It basically spells out everyone’s responsibilities for the show… yours and ours.

2. email bazan@living-room-shows.com this info:
– a. Your address.
– b. A few photos of your living room.
– c. Please put “Bazan Living Room Show” and the name of your city in the subject line.

3. Sit tight and we’ll get back to as soon as possible if we can book the show at your place.

THANK YOU!!!

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We’re looking for people to host Julia Nunes Living Room Shows on the East Coast November 2015. Please read everything below and get in touch if would like to host. Contact info at the bottom of this post.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS SEPTEMBER 8.

We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your living room for about three hours and in return you’ll get 5 free tickets for your friends and our eternal gratitude.

Here’s how it works.

1. You have a house, loft space, gallery or studio space that can comfortably and safely host 40-50 people. A place with a big living room, finished basement or any easy-access interior space would work. Be realistic on how many people your space can hold. We need to know how many tickets we can sell in advance. We’ve found that 40-50 people is what the average living room can hold. Nearby parking or public transportation is always helpful. And your neighbors should be cool. You probably shouldn’t do this if you live in a small apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord. Sorry, we can’t do these shows outside.

2. Ticket price will be $20. Everyone must buy tickets in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. There will be no reselling or third-party tickets sales. All tickets sales are direct to fans from Undertow. Limit 4 tickets per person. We want everyone to have the same chance of getting tickets.

3. We’ll provide the host with a detailed list of everyone coming to the show. The host won’t have to deal with any money and will only need to check people off the list as they arrive. We ask guests to arrive between 7:00-7:45pm. The shows usually start at 8pm and we ask everyone to be out of your space by 10pm.

4. The host gets 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends beyond your 5 free who want to come to the show you should direct them buy tickets on-line.

5. Your address will not be published on the web and will only be given to people who purchase tickets.

6. The shows will promoted on our websites, Facebook and Twitter and word-of-mouth.

7. We’ll need your help to spread the word on your Facebook and Twitter too. We’ll create a Facebook event for each show so you can easily invite your friends (Thank you!). Remember, please don’t post the address. The address only goes to people after they buy tickets.

8. You don’t need any sort of sound system. All you need is an open heart, a space for Julia to perform and some kind of ambient lighting like a lamp on coffee table, floor lamp, or overhead lights with a dimmer.

9. You don’t need seating for everyone. If you have a bunch of chairs, great! But most shows are floor seating and we can let guests know they should bring a cushion or pillow to sit on during the show.

10. There will be no opening acts on the living room shows.

After reading all of this, if interested please get in touch.

IMPORTANT!

1. email julia@undertowmusic.com this info:
– a. Your address.
– b. A few photos of your living room.
– c. Please put “Julia Nunes Living Room Show” and the name of your city and country in the subject line.

2. Sit tight and we’ll get back to as soon as possible if we can book the show at your house.

Thanks for your help!

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Clap Your Say Yeah are celebrating their 10th anniversary with tour dates in USA, Spain, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Columbia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil…

July 17 : Seattle WA @ The Crocodile / SOLD OUT
July 18 : Vancouver BC @ Electric Owl / SOLD OUT
July 19 : Spokane WA @ The Bartlett / SOLD OUT
July 22 : Fargo ND @ The Aquarium / SOLD OUT
July 23 : Minneapolis MN @ Triple Rock Social Club / SOLD OUT
July 24 : Madison WI @ Majestic Theater  / SOLD OUT
July 25 : Chicago IL @ Lincoln Hall / SOLD OUT
July 26 : Newport, KY @ The Thompson House / SOLD OUT
July 28 : Grand Rapids MI @ Pyramid Scheme / SOLD OUT
July 29 : Toronto ON, Canada @ Horseshoe Tavern / SOLD OUT
July 31 : Allston MA @ Brighton Music Hall / SOLD OUT
August 01 : New York NY @ The Bowery Ballroom / SOLD OUT
August 02 : New York NY @ The Bowery Ballroom / SOLD OUT
August 14 : Aranda De Duero, Spain @ Sonorama Ribera / TICKETS
August 16 : Elora ONT @ Riverfest Elora / TICKETS
August 22 : Mexico City @ El Plaza Condesa / TICKETS
August 23 : Bogota @ Armando Music Hall / TICKETS
August 25 : Lima @ Centro De Convenciones Barranco / TICKETS
August 26 : Santago @ Ex OZ / TICKETS
August 28 : Buenos Aires @ Niceto / TICKETS
August 29 : Sao Paulo @ Cine Joia at Popload Gig / TICKETS 

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We’re helping Shelby put together more Living Room Shows in September and October.

We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your living room for about 3 hours and check names off the guest list at the door as people arrive. In return you’ll get 5 additional free tickets for friends and our eternal gratitude.

We’re looking for hosts on the east coast of North America in and around these cities.

Sept 24 : Brooklyn
Sept 25 : Providence, Hartford
Sept 27 : New Hampshire
Sept 30 : Vermont, Portland
Oct 1 : Montreal
Oct 2 : Toronto
Oct 3 : Detroit
Oct 4 : Columbus, Cleveland
Oct 6 : Pittsburgh
Oct 7 : Baltimore, Bethesda
Oct 8 : Delaware, Richmond
Oct 9 : Philadelphia

Oct 10 : New York, New Jersey, Long Island

Deadline for submissions is July 23.
Tickets go on sale August 6.

Please read all of this and get in touch if you can host a show… contact info at the end.

Here’s how it works:

1. You have a house, loft space, art gallery, or other space that can comfortably and safely host 35-50 people. Be realistic on how many people your place can hold. We need to know how many tickets we can sell in advance. We’ve found that 35-50 people is what the average living room can hold. There needs to be enough parking or public transportation nearby and your neighbors should be cool. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people coming to your house. You probably shouldn’t do this if you live in a small apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord. Sorry, we can’t do these shows outside.

2. Ticket price will be $15. Everyone must buy tickets in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. There will be no reselling or third-party tickets sales. All tickets sales are direct to fans from Undertow. Limit 4 tickets per person. We want everyone to have the same chance of getting tickets.

3. We’ll provide the host with a detailed list of everyone coming to the show. The host won’t have to deal with any money and will only need to check people off the list as they arrive.

4. The host gets 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends beyond your 5 free who want to come to the show you should direct them buy tickets on-line.

5. Your home address will not be published on the web and will only be given to people who purchase tickets.

6. The shows will promoted on our websites, Facebook and Twitter and word-of-mouth.

7. We’ll need your help to spread the word on your Facebook and Twitter too. We’ll create a Facebook event for each show so you can easily invite your friends (Thank you!).

8. You don’t need any sort of sound system. All you need is a chair for Shelby to sit on and some kind of ambient lighting like a lamp on coffee table, floor lamp, or overhead lights with a dimmer.

9. There will be no opening acts on the living room shows.

If you’re interested, please follow these steps:

IMPORTANT!

1. email shelby@undertowmusic.com this info:
– a. Your address.
– b. A few photos of your living room.
– c. Please put “Shelby Earl Living Room Show” and the name of your city in the subject line.

2. Sit tight and we’ll get back to as soon as possible if we can book the show at your house.

THANK YOU!!!

After we have the dates and locations sorted out we will announce the shows and tickets will go on sale at undertowtickets.com.

Stay tuned.

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We’re pleased to announced the reissue of  “Murder of Tides” and “Vultures Await” for the first time on vinyl.

Our goal was to create the best sounding albums possible. The running time for Murder of Tides was short enough to comfortably fit on two sides of a single LP while maintaining the highest possible sound quality. The running time of Vultures Await was just at the limit of being able to fit on two sides of a single LP. Instead of trying to squeeze the entire album on a single and compromising the fidelity, we decided to spread the album out over four sides to create an a fantastic sounding double LP set.

The audio has been remastered for vinyl by TW Walsh and the artwork has been reformatted from the original hi-resoulution elements for the new album jackets. New full-color LP labels were created for this reissues.

+ Murder of Tides: Single LP in full-color single album jacket.
+ Vultures Await: Double LP in full-color gatefold album jacket.
+ Album jackets printed on high quality uncoated paper.
+ 150g high-quality virgin black vinyl.
+ Re-mastered for vinyl by TW Walsh.
+ Pressed by Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland OH.
+ Vinyl pre-orders get instant full-album WAV and MP3 downloads.

PRE-ORDER NOW

 

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their debut album and will be touring across America, Canada, Spain, Mexico and South America this summer playing the first album in it’s entirety along with other favorites from the catalog.

After being out of print for many years, the album has been remastered for vinyl by TW Walsh and will be available on transparent gold vinyl. Both CD & LP formats come with a custom download card that includes 12 all-new, solo acoustic, cassette tape recordings by the Alec. These new versions were recorded on the heels of an extensive Living Room Tour with no stages or sound systems. Alec wanted to record intimate versions of these songs the way he’s been playing them at shows; stripped down to just his voice and guitar with no barrier between him and the listener

10th ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES
May 26 : Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s / SOLD OUT
May 27 : Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s / SOLD OUT
May 29 : Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel / TICKETS
May 30 : Millvale PA @ Mr Smalls / TICKETS
May 31 : Columbus OH @ Rumba Cafe / SOLD OUT
June 02 : Indianapolis IN @ Radio Radio / TICKETS
June 03 : Nashville TN @ Exit / In  / TICKETS
June 04 : Little Rock AR @ Stickyz / TICKETS
June 05 : Dallas TX @ Club Dada / TICKETS
June 06 : Austin TX @ The Mohawk / TICKETS
June 08 : El Paso TX @ Low Brow / TICKETS
June 09 : Phoenix AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom / TICKETS
June 11 : Los Angeles CA @ Troubadour / TICKETS
June 12 : San Diego CA @ Casbah / TICKETS
June 13 : Santa Ana CA @ Constellation Room / TICKETS
June 14 : Santa Cruz CA @ The Catalyst / TICKETS
June 16 : Oakland CA @ New Parish / TICKETS
June 17 : San Francisco CA @ The Independent / TICKETS
June 19 : Portland OR @ Mississippi Studios / TICKETS
July 17 : Seattle WA @ The Crocodile / TICKETS
July 18 : Vancouver BC @ Electric Owl / TICKETS
July 19 : Spokane WA @ The Bartlett / TICKETS
July 22 : Fargo ND @ The Aquarium / TICKETS
July 23 : Minneapolis MN @ Triple Rock Social Club / TICKETS
July 24 : Madison WI @ Majestic Theater / TICKETS
July 25 : Chicago IL @ Lincoln Hall / TICKETS
July 28 : Grand Rapids MI @ Pyramid Scheme / TICKETS
July 29 : Toronto ON, Canada @ Horseshoe Tavern / TICKETS
July 31 : Allston MA @ Brighton Music Hall / TICKETS
August 01 : New York NY @ The Bowery Ballroom / TICKETS
August 02 : New York NY @ The Bowery Ballroom / TICKETS
August 14 : Aranda De Duero, Spain @ Sonorama Ribera
August 16 : Elora ONT @ Riverfest Elora
August 22 : Mexico City @ El Plaza Condesa
August 25 : Lima @ Centro De Convenciones Barranco
August 26 : Santago @ Ex OZ
August 28 : Buenos Aires @ Niceto
August 29 : Sao Paulo @ Cine Joia at Popload Gig

We’ll see you out there!

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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Headphones album, David Bazan will be doing a Living Room Tour that’ll focus heavily on songs from that album, along with songs from the Bazan and Pedro The Lion catalog. David will be joined by Yuuki Mathews on these shows.

Tickets for the last tour sold out very quickly so we decided to book a couple of nights in a few towns so more people have chance to get tickets. We also have a new ticketing system that’s more streamlined that should help make the buying process and ticket downloads a little easier. And to avoid a massive rush for tickets… we’re putting tickets on sale in two phases.

TICKETS FOR PART 1 ON SALE: April 15 @ 2pm (central time).

BUY TICKETS

Wed May 13 : Boise ID – HOST NEEDED
Thu May 14 : Salt Lake City UT
Fri May 15 : Fort Collins CO
Sat May 16 : Omaha NE
Sun May 17 : Minneapolis MN
Mon May 18 : Madison WI
Tue May 19 : Chicago IL
Wed May 20 : Chicago IL
Thu May 21 : Morton IL
Sat May 23 : Indianapolis IN
Sun May 24 : Kalamazoo MI
Mon May 25 : Ann Arbor MI
Tue May 26 : Sarnia ONT
Wed May 27 : Toronto ONT
Fri May 29 : Southbridge MA
Sat May 30 : Beverley MA
Sun May 31 : New York NY
Mon June 1 : Brooklyn NY
Tue June 2: Philadelphia PA

TICKETS FOR PART TWO ON SALE: May 1 @ 2pm (central time).

Fri June 19 : Philadelphia PA
Sat June 20 : Baltimore MD
Sun June 21 : Raleigh NC
Tue June 23 : Atlanta GA
Wed June 24 : Nashville TN
Thu June 25 : Memphis TN
Fri June 26 : Tulsa OK
Sat June 27 : Dallas TX
Sun June 28 : Houston TX
Mon June 29 : San Antonio TX
Tue June 30 : Austin TX
Thu July 2 : El Paso TX
Fri July 3 : Tucson TX
Sat July 4 : Los Angeles CA
Sun July 5 : Los Angeles CA
Mon July 6 : San Francisco CA
Tue July 7 : Oakland CA
Thu July 9 : Portland OR

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R.I.P. Anne Tkach

April 9, 2015

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We’re very sad to hear the news of Anne Tkach’s death. She was a kind and talented person who will be missed by all that knew her. Deepest condolences to her family and friends.

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We’re looking for people to host Mike Doughty Living Room Shows in the SOUTHEAST specifically ATLANTA and SOUTH CAROLINA. Please read everything below and get in touch if would like to host. Contact info at the bottom of this post.

We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your living room for about 3 hours and check names off the guest list at the door as people arrive. In return you’ll get 5 additional free tickets for friends, some signed Mike Doughty merch and our eternal gratitude.

Here’s how it works.

1. You have a house, loft space, gallery or studio space that can comfortably and safely host 40-50 people. A place with a big living room, finished basement or any easy-access interior space would would work. Be realistic on how many people your space can hold. We need to know how many tickets we can sell in advance. We’ve found that 40-50 people is what the average living room can hold. Nearby parking or public transportation is always helpful. And your neighbors should be cool. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people coming to your house. You probably shouldn’t do this if you live in a small apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord. Sorry, we can’t do these shows outside, unless specifically cleared with the band ahead of time.

2. Ticket price will be $30. Everyone must buy tickets in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. There will be no reselling or third-party tickets sales. All tickets sales are direct to fans from Undertow. Limit 4 tickets per person. We want everyone to have the same chance of getting tickets.

3. We’ll provide the host with a detailed list of everyone coming to the show. The host won’t have to deal with any money and will only need to check people off the list as they arrive. We ask guests to arrive between 7:00-7:45pm. The shows usually start at 8pm and we ask everyone to be out of your space by 10pm.

4. The host gets 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends beyond your 5 free who want to come to the show you should direct them buy tickets on-line.

5. Your home address will not be published on the web and will only be given to people who purchase tickets.

6. The shows will promoted on our websites, Facebook and Twitter and word-of-mouth.

7. We’ll need your help to spread the word on your Facebook and Twitter too. We’ll create a Facebook event for each show so you can easily invite your friends (Thank you!). Remember, please don’t post the address. The address only goes to people after they buy tickets.

8. You don’t need any sort of sound system. All you need is an open heart, a chair for Mike to sit on and some kind of ambient lighting like a lamp on coffee table, floor lamp, or overhead lights with a dimmer.

9. You don’t need seating for everyone. If you have a bunch of chairs, great! But most shows are floor seating and we can let guests know they should bring a cushion or pillow to sit on during the show.

10. A private “dressing room” type area must be available for Mike.

11. There will be no opening acts on the living room shows.

After reading all of this, if interested please send an e-mail to:

IMPORTANT!
1. You read everything above and it’s all cool?

2. Send an email to doughty@living-room-shows.com with this info:
– a. Your address.
– b. A few photos of the space where the show will happen.
– c. Please put “Mike Doughty Living Room Show” and the name of your city in the subject line.

3. Sit tight and we’ll get back to as soon as possible if we can book the show at your house.

Thanks for your help!