Thomas Comerford Album Release + Quarter Mile Thunder

Thomas Comerford Album Release + Quarter Mile Thunder

Fri · June 22 2018

9:00 pm

Free!

Thomas Comerford
Thomas Comerford
After moving to Chicago with a bunch of songs and 4-track recordings in 1999, Thomas Comerford founded and led the indie rock outfit Kaspar Hauser over a series of lineups and LP releases in the 2000s. By 2010, he was also playing “solo” shows with a number of backing musicians and releasing his own LPs, including Archive + Spiral in 2011 and II in 2014. The music, songs and singing on these LPs have been compared to the likes of Jeff Tweedy and Tom Waits (USA Today). Recently, he completed his third solo LP, Blood Moon, which will see release on June 22, 2018. Featuring Comerford’s baritone—and occasional falsetto—in the midst of largely acoustic or gently electric arrangements, 3-part backing vocals and duets, the music on Blood Moon recalls singing songwriters like Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson and Leonard Cohen. At this record release show, Comerford will perform Blood Moon accompanied by Ariel Bolles (Glass Mountain), Angela James, John Lennox (Panoramic & True), Curtis Ruptash (Razorhouse, Peabody and Sherman) and Seth Vanek (Roommate, Health & Beauty).
Quarter Mile Thunder
Quarter Mile Thunder
Storied Midwestern songsmith Ben Clarke’s latest LP as Quarter Mile Thunder, Bucking The Tiger, delves deeper into the softly electrified pastoral Americana he’s been pursuing for over half a decade, inspired by everything from delta blues and Talk Talk to Townes Van Zandt and Spiritualized. Across seven songs the album unfurls a pensive, layered, and personal vision of country-leaning roots music, a culmination of Clarke’s journey as a songwriter.
Venue Information:
The Hungry Brain
2319 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.hungrybrainchicago.com/