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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.

Cover image by Lisa Barcy. Stream it at Bandcamp!

 

Upcoming Shows:

12/4/14 - Claire Corriveau (record release) + Thomas Comerford, Uncommon Ground, 3800 N Clark St, 8pm, All Ages, $5. For tickets, call to reserve a table in the music room: 773-929-3680. I will play a stripped down set on my acoustic, accompanied by John Roeser (guitar) and Beth Yates (vocals, percussion).

12/6/14 - "I Turn 40 Music Festival" (Angel Ledezma's Birthday), Private Party. Featuring sets by: Young Marshall, Thomas Comerford, Robbie Skye, Thee Arthur Layne, Allá and Logan Canyon. 7pm, $5 donation. If you wish to attend, click contact to request more information. Full band will include Kriss Bataille, Ed Crouse, John Roeser and Beth Yates.

Some early 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

"Album of the Month, June 2014." --Deli Magazine

Big Takeover premiered music video for "Eternal Return" by Chicago filmmaker Carolyn Faber on 9/23/14. (Below.)

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.

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