"... a time capsule from an alternate past, as though a band of 70s Nashville malcontents had learned to harness the beauty of David Bowie in his prime. This isn’t classic rock, but it feels like something classic indeed." --Chicago Reader
"Top 10 Chicago Albums of 2014." --RedEye
"... another effort worth celebrating, particularly if you're a fan of lyrically savvy troubadours like Tom Waits and Jeff Tweedy." --USA Today
"... a fine craftsman, and the songs on his latest album reflect an expert tuning of words, melodies and harmonies." --Chicago Sun-Times
"Comerford stands out from the crowd of rootsy singer-songwriters by virtue of his outrageously tuneful songwriting and instinct for the perfect arrangement." --Little Village
"Album of the Month, June 2014." --Deli Magazine
released 10 June 2014
Thomas Comerford - II
A: Eternal Return • Done and Done • How To • Target
B: Chrysalis • Nashville • Silt and Dust • Prefer Not To
Arranged and produced by Robbie Hamilton and Thomas Comerford
with Edward E. Crouse, Jim Duffy, Joshua Dumas and Gregg Ostrom.
Performed by Thomas Comerford, Edward E. Crouse, Jim Duffy, Joshua Dumas, Robbie Hamilton and Gregg Ostrom. With special guests: Tatsu Aoki, A.J. Bautista, Amanda M. Bautista, Angela James, Kent Lambert, Tom McGettrick, Randy Mollner, April Savage and Sam Wagster.
Recorded by Robbie Hamilton at Pieholden Suite Sound. Additional recording by Alex Inglizian at Experimental Sound Studio, Matt DeWine at Pieholden and by Thomas Comerford and Joshua Dumas at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Mixed by Matt DeWine at Pieholden Suite Sound with Ben Clarke, Joshua Dumas and Robbie Hamilton.
Mastered by Carl Saff.
(p) 2014 Thomas Comerford/Robbie Hamilton, under license to Strange Weather, SW-004.
Executive Producers: Michael Annus; Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffat; Matt DeWine; Erik Gustafson and Gretchen Praeger; and Robbie Hamilton.
Also supported, in-part, by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.
“A distinguishing, Jeff-Tweedy-like twang.” – Big Takeover “Songs that convince you of rock’s enduring power and
elegance.” – Chicago Reader “A true original... some of the best, most timeless songwriting.” – Reckless Records “His songs remind me of walking through the dark majesty of an empty but palatial house.” – Chris Connelly...more