In 2004, TW was in Pedro the Lion, and they recorded one of his songs for their album Achilles Heel. Here’s the original demo for that song, recorded in 2002.

One of the best parts of this job is getting to meet and work with some of the nicest, smartest, most talented people in the world. We’ve decided to start a regular series here called “Favorite People”.

Eric Ambel is one of those people I feel lucky to know. If I need to find out something about music, audio gear, bikes, politics or food… Eric is the first guy I ask.

He also happens to be a world-class producer and musician. Check him out here.

Here’s a recent nugget of wisdom from Eric… “Spotify: the music service for music fans who don’t care about the people that make their music.”

We’re pleased to announce that TW Walsh has officially joined the Undertow roster. We’ve been friends and fans of TW’s for many years and it’s a pleasure to be working with him again. His most recent album “Songs of Pain and Leisure” has been in constant rotation here since it was released. Please take some time to explore this amazing album and all of TW’s back catalog on his Bandcamp page.

In addition to making music we love, TW is a busy and accomplished mixing and mastering engineer. His recent client list includes Sufjan Stevens, David Bazan, Cold War Kids, Rosie Thomas, Richard Swift, Damien Jurado and others.

Stay tuned for more news.

We’re excited to announce Will Johnson’s Living Room Tour Dates. These are totally acoustic shows in people’s living rooms. No sound system… just Will and a guitar. Each show is limited to 35-45 tickets. Don’t miss your chance to see one of these shows.

May 9 – Houston, TX
May 11 – Springfield, MO
May 12 – Saint Louis, MO
May 13 – Chicago, IL
May 14 – Milwaukee, WI
May 15 – Madison, WI
May 16 – Minneapolis, MN
May 17 – Sioux Falls, SD
May 19 – Kansas City, MO
May 20 – Fayetteville, AR

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 13 @ 1pm.

David Bazan will be playing more Living Room shows in May and June. We are looking for people to host shows on the dates listed below. Please read everything here and get in touch as soon as possible if you would like to host a show in one of these cities.

We’ll go through all the emails and get back in touch with you as soon as possible.

5/04 – Centralia, WA area
5/05 – Eugene / Salem, OR
5/06 – Redding, CA
5/07 – San Fran, Oakland, Bay Area, CA
5/08 – Modesto, CA
5/09 – Fresno / Visalia, CA
5/10 – Las Vegas, NV
5/11 – Flagstaff, AZ
5/12 – Santa Fe, NM
5/13 – Oklahoma City, OK
5/14 – Omaha, NE
5/15 – Des Moines, IA
5/16 – Eu Claire, WI
5/17 – Milwaukee, WI
5/18 – Bloomington, IL
5/19 – OFF
5/20 – Indianapolis, IN
5/21 – Ft Wayne, IN
5/22 – Lansing, MI
5/23 – Columbus, OH
5/24 – Cincinnati, OH
5/25 – Louisville, KY
5/26 – Lexington, KY
5/27 – Knoxville, TN
5/28 – Huntington, WV
5/29 – Pittsburgh PA
6/12 – Birmingham, AL
6/13 – Memphis, TN
6/14 – Saint Louis, MO
6/15 – Wichita, KS
6/16 – Colorado springs, CO
6/17 – Casper, WY
6/18 – Bozeman, MT
6/19 – Richland, WA area

Here’s how it works.

1. You have a house or loft space that can comfortably and safely host 40-60 people. A place with a big living room, finished basement or other interior space would be ideal. Sorry, we can’t do these shows outside. There needs to be enough parking 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 should probably not do this if you live in a small apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord.

2. The shows will not be open to the public and no tickets will be sold at the door. We will pre-sell a set number of tickets for each show on David’s website before the show. 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 40-50 people is what the average living room can hold. Ticket price will be $20.

3. We will provide you with a detailed list of everyone who will be 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 can have up to 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends who want to come to the show you can direct them to the link to buy tickets on-line.

5. You don’t need any sort of sound system. All you need is a chair for David to sit on.

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

7. The shows will not be promoted or advertised anywhere except David’s websites and word-of-mouth.

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

If you are interested, please follow these steps:


2. email @ with all of these things:
– a. Your address.
– b. A few photos of your living room.
– c. Please put “Bazan Living Room Show” and the name of your town 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.

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

Stay tuned.

Like a cadre of musical brothers finally coalescing after years on the road apart, Jay Farrar, Yim Yames (Jim James), Will Johnson and Anders Parker gratefully deliver New Multitudes, their intimate interpretation of American icon and musical legend Woody Guthrie’s previously unrecorded lyrics. < READ ARTICLE >

You can listen to the entire album at TEAM COCO


February 20, 2012

David Bazan, Will Johnson, Bubba Kadane, and Matt Kadane

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1pm (pacific) / 2pm (mountain) / 3pm (central) / 4pm (eastern).

Undertow Tickets

2/15 – Portland, OR
2/16 – Sacramento, CA
2/17 – Oakland, CA
2/18 – Los Angeles, CA
2/19 – Long Beach, CA
2/20 – Orange, CA
2/21 – San Diego, CA
2/22 – Phoenix, AZ
2/24 – Clinton, OK
2/25 – Denton, TX
2/26 – Dallas, TX
2/27 – Austin, TX
2/28 – Houston, TX
2/29 – Baton Rouge, LA
3/02 – Orlando, FL
3/03 – Jacksonville, FL
3/04 – Altanta, GA
3/05 – Nashville, TN
3/06 – Asheville, NC
3/07 – Charlotte, NC
3/09 – Charlottesville, VA
3/10 – Baltimore, MD
3/11 – Philadelphia, PA
3/12 – Brooklyn
3/13 – Brooklyn
3/14 – Boston, MA
3/15 – Buffalo, NY
3/16 – Cleveland, OH
3/17 – Three Rivers, MI
3/18 – Chicago, IL
3/19 – Madison, WI
3/21 – Minneapolis, MN
3/22 – Lincoln, NE
3/23 – Lawrence, KS
3/24 – Denver, CO
3/25 – Salt Lake City, UT
3/26 – Boise, ID
3/27 – Spokane, WA