pim_dt Daytrotter just posted Pattern Is Movement’s cover of Beyone’s “Crazy In Love.”

“Pattern Is Movement have been keeping something from us, all of us, and while we’re at it, Beyonce – you little minx – you’ve been doing the same damned thing. Though she didn’t allow the full experience of her original version of “Crazy In Love,” which she wrote with her now-husband Mr. Jay Z and Rich Harrison, we’re fortunate to have the generosity of Christopher Ward and Andrew Thiboldeaux here, willing to accentuate where the original inspiration of the “sassy” masterpiece came from. Beyonce must have been in cahoots with the one and only John Carpenter, as a ghostwriter on this particular tune. The sentiments that Ward and Thiboldeaux summon from the seemingly innocuous, but jammin’ song about out-of-the-head infatuation (probably inflamed by a roll or two in the old sheets) could have been plucked from the premise for “Halloween,” the 1978 horror classic written and directed by Carpenter, whereby high schoolers getting their foolin’ around on for the first time and chucking their virginity into the fire are thereby getting themselves slashed to hell in a potpourri of ways by a creep in a hockey mask … [READ MORE & DOWNLOAD THE TRACK HERE.]”

pim_live Pattern Is Movement will be touring the US with St. Vincent starting in May. If one of the following dates applies to you,  they’d love to see you there!  More shows to be announced soon.

05-19 Somerville, MA – Somerville Theater
05-20 New York, NY – Webster Hall
05-21 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
05-25 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
05-27 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
05-28 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater
05-30 San Diego, CA – Casbah
05-31 Phoenix, AZ – Modified
06-02 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
06-03 Omaha, NE – Slowdown Jr.
06-04 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
06-05 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
06-07 Chicago, IL – Epiphany
06-11 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
06-16 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree
06-18 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
06-19 Austin, TX – Mohawk

Jesse Harris on CBS Late Show

February 26, 2009


Jesse will be performing “It Will Stay With Us” from his new album “Watching The Sky” on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, March 25th.  Check your local TV listings for times in your area.

Bottle Rockets Live DVD

February 26, 2009



The Bottle Rockets will be playing a special show which will be recorded for an upcoming live DVD release, in Champaign, IL at the High Dive on Saturday, May 2.

The DVD will include the show, interviews with the band, and other goodies.

Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30pm.
Bottle Rockets all night! (no opening band).

The High Dive is one of the best music venues in the country. We are very excited about doing this in such a great place.

For travel and hotel info, etc, please visit our message board.

Champaign, IL is an easy drive from Chicago, Saint Louis, Indianapolis, etc. There is a full service airport (American Airlines flights connect from Chicago), Amtrak, Greyhound, and Megabus station right across the street from the venue.


David Bazan House Show Tour

February 26, 2009


David Bazan will be playing house shows across the USA in March and April.

There are very limited tickets available for these intimate acoustic shows. Please come out and say hello if you can.

03/02 – Spokane, WA – House Show 
03/12 – Kirkland, WA – House Show 
03/13 – Portland, OR – House Show 
03/16 – Chico, CA – House Show 
03/17 – Modesto, CA – House Show 
03/20 – Chino Hills, CA – House Show 
03/21 – Tempe, AZ – House Show 
03/25 – Austin, TX – House Show at Space12 
03/26 – Dallas, TX – House Show 
03/27 – Denton, TX – House Show 
03/28 – Norman, OK – House Show 
03/29 – Wichita, KS – House Show 
03/31 – Manchester, MO – House Show 
04/07 – Champaign, IL – House Show 
04/10 – Madison, WI – House Show 
04/11 – Minneapolis, MN – House Show 
04/16 – Denver, CO – House Show 
04/22 – Nampa, ID – House Show


Undertow is proud to announce the addition of   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Pattern Is Movement to our management roster.

Originally a five-piece, Pattern Is Movement has transitioned (from five-to-four-to-three) to the dynamic duo of Andrew Thiboldeaux and Chris Ward.  In 2008 they released the album everyone had been waiting for, All Together.  Thiboldeaux’s rhodes and falsetto vocals paired with Ward’s intricate drumming creates a more explosive and infectious sound than ever.  The band is currently playing some US shows and gearing up for a European tour.  We are very excited to welcome Pattern Is Movement to the Undertow family!

Contact Christine Sanley for more info.

american-flags250Two good reasons to celebrate January 20: Inauguration Day for our new US President, and the release of David Bazan’s new 7″ single, American Flags.

Available since last November digitally, this is the first time these two songs have been available on vinyl. The 7″ also comes with a single-use code to download hi-res MP3s. Be sure to order your copy soon, as this is a limited pressing and will be gone fast!

1. American Flags
2. Please, Baby, Please (solo acoustic)

American Flags was recorded at Two Sticks Studio by Blake Wescott and Bazan. Assisted by Jackson Long and Jason McGerr. Additional recording by Bazan and Yuuki Matthews at Undisclosed Location. Instruments and vocals performed by Bazan. Additional guitar by Matthews. The track was mixed and mastered by longtime collaborator and former Pedro The Lion band-mate, TW Walsh.

Please, Baby, Please was recorded for the Bazan DVD  “Alone At The Microhpone” by Bazan and Bob Andrews at Undisclosed Location. Performed and mixed by Bazan. Mastered by TW Walsh.


Jesse Harris USA Tour Dates

January 15, 2009

jesse-live-banjoJesse will be touring across the USA from January 21 through March 8 with Joshua Radin.

Dar Williams joins the tour January 21 – Feb 5. It should be a lot of fun. Please come out and say hello.

Jan 21 – Rochester, NY – Water Street
Jan 22 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Jan 23 – New York, NY – Webster Theatre
Jan 24 – Philadelphia, PA – Keswick Theatre
Jan 26 – Richmond, VA – The National
Jan 28 – Carborro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Jan 29 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay Theatre
Jan 30 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
Jan 31 – Greenville, SC – Handlebar
Feb 03 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Feb 04 – St. Petersburg, FL – Palladium Theatre
Feb 05 – Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds
Feb 06 – Jacksonville, FL – Free Bird
Feb 07 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Feb 09 – Austin, TX – The Parish
Feb 10 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio
Feb 11 – Dallas, TX – The Loft
Feb 13 – Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Brewing Co.
Feb 14 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse
Feb 15 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Feb 17 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Feb 18 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
Feb 20 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Downtown Brew
Feb 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre
Feb 23 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up
Feb 25 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
Feb 27 – Lawrence, Kansas – The Bottleneck
Feb 28 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fine Line
Mar 02 – Milwaukee, WS – Pabst Theatre
Mar 03 – Chicago, Il – Park West
Mar 04 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre
Mar 06 – Kent, OH – Kent Stage
Mar 08 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In

More news and updates at www.jesseharrismusic.com

Ohtis Daytrotter Session

January 13, 2009

1843Daytrotter is featuring exclusive live recordings from Ohtis.

Some people insist that there is no other choice to be had other than a full investment in either love or religion. They are mutually exclusive of a full-bodied adamancy, an uninterrupted tie to faithfulness in the flesh – in other people of interspersed relationship – and of the divine, that nascent piece of guilt-inducing, holier than hell almighty spirit. They sometimes come as a package deal and then that only causes another set of expectations and issues. They are controlled by belief that barks at times and strokes our hair sweetly or scratches our backs during others, if we’ve let either of them in like the guests – permanent or visiting – that they are. …[ READ MORE & DOWNLOAD SONGS ]

theodoreChristine is a recent graduate of Saint Louis University. She was Music Director of the university radio station and booking manager for The Billiken Club on SLU’s campus. Christine moved on to NYC where she works as a college radio promoter with Pirate! Promotions and will also be working closely with us on various projects including bringing new artists to the Undertow roster.

The first band coming on board under Christine’s care is Theodore, a four piece band from Saint Louis, Missouri. The band formed in August of 2006 and in that short time have self-released two albums, “Songs for the Weary” and most recently “Defeated, TN” – a song cycle based upon a small packet of letters the band found in an abandoned house in Tennessee. Always liking to stay busy, they are currently in the process of recording a split 7″ with Bad Folk as well as a new full length to be released next year.

We are excited to have Christine and Theodore join our family.