Archive + Spiral

by Thomas Comerford

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    The first edition of this disc is sold out -- But we made a very limited run of the disc in white gatefold sleeve hand printed by Spudnik Press. Outer sleeve artwork in copper ink. Inner sleeve in light brown. Original artwork on outer sleeve by Joshua Dumas (photo) and Bill Brown (drawing); inner sleeve and disc by Dominique Holmes (drawing).

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  • Limited Edition Compact Disc
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Hand silkscreened gatefold sleeve featuring artwork by Joshua Dumas, Bill Brown and Dominique Holmes. Printing by Spudnik Press.

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"A dreamy, becalming LP." -- Jack Rabid, Big Takeover #69 (Fall 2011)

"I'm always excited when I get a package from this Chicago-based artist." -- Whitney Matheson, Pop Candy/USA Today

"Best Chicago Music of 2011 ..." -- Pete Zimmerman, Huffington Post

"Comerford show[s] off the breadth of his skill and ambition as a songwriter." -- Jessica Hopper, Chicago Tribune

"Songs that convince you of rock's enduring power and elegance." -- Peter Margasak, Post No Bills/Chicago Reader

"Beautiful, sad, moving, and genuine." -- A.C. Hawley, Little Village

"A true original, some of the best and most timeless songwriting I have ever heard." -- Reckless Records

"Fits nicely into the Comerford/Kaspar Hauser canon of releases that sound both old and new, familiar yet unique." -- Reglar Wiglar

"Quiet but catchy countrified pop." -- John Petkovic, Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Gritty." -- Knoxville News-Sentinel


released October 25, 2011

Thomas Comerford: voice, acoustic guitar, harmonica, handclaps.
Edward Crouse: Rhodes, voice, 12-string electric guitar, baritone guitar,
piano, organ, drum kit, handclaps.
Gregg Ostrom: electric guitar, mandolin, voice.
Justin Petertil: bass guitar, voice, handclaps.
Seth Vanek: drum kit, percussion, accordion, voice.

Recorded by Vanek and Petertil at the Glamour Hole, Chicago.
Mixed by Jeremy Lemos and Chris Connelly at Engine Studios, Chicago.
"Gravity" mixed by Neil Strauch at Engine.
Mastered by Carl Saff.

Images: front cover by Joshua Dumas from the Arc Lit 2011 series;
back cover by Bill Brown; inner cover and CD by Dominique Holmes.
© 2011 the artists.
Printing by Spudnik Press.

All songs © 2011 Thomas Comerford, BMI,
except "Sunday Morning" by Reed/Cale.
All arrangements by Comerford, Crouse, Ostrom, Petertil and Vanek.
Thank you family, friends and supporters.

p 2011 Spacesuit Records, ssr 005,



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Thomas Comerford Chicago, Illinois

“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

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