Thomas Comerford is a songwriter, singer, guitar player and filmmaker in Chicago, IL.
New LP, II, out now via Strange Weather Records on digital, vinyl and cassette.
5/20/15 - Thomas Comerford + Rock Falls + Roy Ivy, The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 9pm, 21+, $8. I will play with my current backing band: Kriss Bataille, Matty Cummings, Tom McGettrick, John Roeser and Beth Yates.
6/12/15 - Homeroom Songwriter Showcase: Rebecca F + Thomas Comerford + Axons + Deadbeat, Elastic Arts, 3429 W. Diversey, 9pm, All-ages, $8. Guitarist Gregg Ostrom will join me for an acoustic retrospective of my tunes.
6/14/15 - Thomas Comerford + Vril Veritas, The Whistler, 2421 N. Milwaukee, 930pm, 21+, FREE!
Some press on II:
"... 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
"... a fine craftsman, and the songs on his latest album reflect an expert tuning of words, melodies and harmonies." --Chicago Sun-Times
"... another effort worth celebrating, particularly if you're a fan of lyrically savvy troubadours like Tom Waits and Jeff Tweedy." --USA Today
"... a record full of odes to wounded romanticism accessorized with lush pedal steel guitars, string arrangements and his rich baritone." --Cleveland Plain Dealer
"... stands out from the crowd of rootsy singer-songwriters by virtue of his outrageously tuneful songwriting and instinct for the perfect arrangement." --Little Village
" ... a refreshingly unique and original take on rootsy folk-rock." --Empty Bottle
" ... dreamy textured country rock ..." --CIMMFest
"Top 10 Chicago Albums of 2014." --Red Eye
"Album of the Month, June 2014." --Deli Magazine
New City Film premiered a new video for the song "How To" by Jerzy Rose and Halle Butler on 1/8/15. (Below.)
Big Takeover premiered music video for "Eternal Return" by Chicago filmmaker Carolyn Faber on 9/23/14.
Chicago Mixtape featured the single "Done and Done" on 6/9/14.
Music video for "Prefer Not To" by Chicago animator Chris Sullivan premiered on USA Today's Pop Candy, 5/13/14.