Next Friday (2/22), we'll be at S. Philly's The Pharmacy with our pals Night Windows and Camera Thief. It's been a few months since we played a show in the city; we're looking forward to this.
The staff of BBC Radio 6 Music have been especially kind to our group. Late last week, their own Tom Robinson asked if I would review some up and coming UK artists, and quickly (in under forty hours), for the Fresh on the Net music blog. I said yes, of course. (If any UK (i.e., not American, sadly) artists follow us, you can submit your music via the same website, which you should do. )
Two interviews with us were published over the weekend. First came our recorded interview with PhillyCAM, which was broadcast live on 106.5 last week. Dan C. and I talked with Sean and Fergy about Time Without Measure and Child of My Sorrow.
Later, Last Deaf Deaf published a conversation Christos and I had a few months back. I was oddly formal as I talked at length about my favorite authors and the Geneva bible.
Many thanks to Last Day Deaf and PhillyCAM for inviting us to chat.
We'll be interviewed on PhillyCAM today (Thursday, 1/17) at 6:10 p.m. Listen online via PhillyCAM or tune into 106.5 FM. Additionally, Stanford’s KZSU said our album was one of the best of 2018. We're excited for our honorary degrees, which I presume are on their way.
Our album is included in We Are Mirrors best of 2018 list, which features works by a number of artists we love. Thanks to EJ for including us in such a thoughtful piece.
We had a great time performing a long set (with two encores!) in Reading. Here are the inaugural winners of our Chairman-written, Reading-themed trivia extravaganza. It warmed my heart to hear a crowd yell "Wallace Stevens!". Hip hip.
I made this with a printing press. Setting the type took longer than I'd like to admit. (I used a historic typeface and accidentally set a broken 'p'.)
The Chairman Dances at Forest & Main
We're thrilled to be included in the upcoming edition of JUMP Philly/Grid (excellent, free glossy magazines - the best in Philly, by our lights). You can read the feature and brief interview below. Thanks to Alex, Emily, Charles, Dan and many others for their part in this.
We play Baltimore and DC next week. Meantime, here are a few photos from our last six ports of call. Thanks to everyone who's come out.
I'm happy to share an album review by Jon at Various Small Flames. Jon spends an incredible amount of time crafting lovely, artful music and literary criticism. http://varioussmallflames.co.uk/2018/09/12/the-chairman-dances-child-of-my-sorrow/
We're pleased to share our album, Child of My Sorrow, with you all.
You can stream the album and buy it on multiple formats (digital download, CD + download, cassette + download) via our Bandcamp page. You can stream it on Spotify, Apple Music and other like services.
Let us know what you think. You can reach us on social media and at: band at thechairmandances dot com
Philly-area people: our release show is this Saturday at Boot & Saddle. We tour in a few weeks. Below is our schedule thus far.
Hope this finds you all well.
9/8 - Release Show at Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
9/19 - Sofar Sounds - New York, New York
9/20 - Savoy Taproom - Albany, NY
9/21 - Thin Man Brewing - Buffalo, NY
9/22 - Mike’s Tavern - Reading, PA
10/4 - The Sidebar - Baltimore, MD
10/5 - [TBD]
10/6 - The Electric Maid - Washington, DC
I made a mix of songs I was listening to, and was enamored with, while working on our forthcoming album. You can stream it below via Spotify or YouTube.
A new audio master (my first) and a week of troubleshooting a Tascam later, I hold in my hand a cassette of our forthcoming album