Blood Moon

by Thomas Comerford

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"Notable new release" --No Depression
"Worth the four-year wait ... a bucolic Lou Reed" --Chicago Reader
"Adds plenty of new stylistic wrinkles to the homespun, Wilco-esque alt-country of his 2014 II and 2011 Archive + Spiral" --Big Takeover
"[There's] a sparkle in there. Nice stuff!" --WFMU
"Savvy lyrics and sweet melodies" --Chicago Maroon
"Weaves between melody and prose, recalling Leonard Cohen and Kris Kristofferson" --Little Village

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released June 22, 2018

Thomas Comerford - voice and acoustic guitar on all songs; electric guitar on “2 Centuries” and “Sault Ste Marie”; harmonica on “Lull”; synthesizer on “Stumblebum.”

With:
Tatsu Aoki - acoustic bass on “Lull,” “Sault Ste Marie” and “Tonight”; shamisen on “Lull.”
Edward E. Crouse - voice on “Tonight”; organ on “Lord of the Flies.”
Robbie Hamilton - piano on “Tonight”; synthesizer on “2 Centuries.”
Crystal Hartford - voice on “2 Centuries,” “Lord of the Flies,” “Lull,” “Sault Ste Marie” and “Tonight.”
Angela James - voice on “2 Centuries,” “Lord of the Flies” and “Tonight.”
Jamie Kempkers - cello on “Lull” and “Tonight.”
John Lennox - electric guitar on “2 Centuries,” “Lord of the Flies” and “We Must Not Be Brittle”; organ on “2 Centuries” and “We Must Not Be Brittle.”
Randy Mollner - electric guitar on “2 Centuries” and “Lord of the Flies.”
Gregg Ostrom - electric guitar on “Lull,” “The Palace,” “Sault Ste Marie” and “Tonight”; acoustic guitar on “Stumblebum.”
Patrick Pritchett - bass guitar on “2 Centuries” and “Lord of the Flies”; voice on “The Palace.”
Kip Rainey - voice on “The Palace.”
Curtis Ruptash - fretless bass guitar on “The Palace” and “Stumblebum”; acoustic bass on “We Must Not Be Brittle.”
Amalea Tshilds - voice on “Stumblebum.”
Seth Vanek - drum kit, percussion on “2 Centuries,” “Lord of the Flies,” “Lull,” “The Palace,” “Sault Ste Marie” and “Stumblebum.”
Beth Yates - voice on “2 Centuries,” “Lord of the Flies” and “Tonight.”
Azita Youssefi - piano on “Sault Ste Marie”; voice on “We Must Not Be Brittle.”

Produced by Thomas Comerford with Tatsu Aoki, Nick Broste, Robbie Hamilton, Patrick Pritchett and Curtis Ruptash.

Arranged by Thomas Comerford with the players and producers.

Recorded by Patrick Pritchett and Curtis Ruptash at the Wayback Machine. Additional recording by Nick Broste at Shape Shoppe; Robbie Hamilton at Skye Sound; Caleb Willitz at the Japanese-American Service Center; and by Thomas Comerford.

Mixed by Patrick Pritchett and Curtis Ruptash at the Wayback Machine. “Tonight” mixed by Robbie Hamilton at Skye Sound.

Mastered by Carl Saff.

All songs by Thomas Comerford, © 2018 Thomas Comerford, BMI, except “Lord of the Flies” © 2016.

Front cover image by Sierra Magdalena Mitchell. Image design assistance by Jubilee Tai. Back cover photographs by Jim Newberry (portrait) and Colin Palombi (moon). Text by Mairead Case. © the artists.

Supported, in-part, by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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"Lyrically Savvy Troubadour." – USA Today
“A distinguishing, Jeff-Tweedy-like twang.” – Big Takeover
“Songs that convince you of rock’s enduring power and elegance.”
– Chicago Reader

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