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.
10/24/14 - Thomas Comerford + 'Ed Gray'. Trumpet Blossom Cafe, 310 E Prentiss St, Iowa City, IA, 8pm, All Ages, $?.
11/1/14 - Interzone: A Burroughs Birthday Bash, Chicago Humanities Festival, Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219-21 S. Morgan St., 630pm, All-ages, $10-20. I will play two new original songs, one sung and one instrumental to back writer Mairead Case reading Burroughs. Also on this amazing bill: Jon Langford, Sally Timms, Daniel Knox, Anne Waldman, Sasha Frere-Jones, and more.
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
"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.