In a couple weeks, I’ll be gigging around Illinois and Indiana with the Thomas Nicholas Band. These shows are always a good time, so come and hang out.
My first show since the pre-pandemic days is coming up on Saturday. Pelafina will be rocking the patio stage at Nightshop in Bloomington with Bottom Bracket and the Recombinants. Advance tickets are available here.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen the rest of the Long Way Home (besides Liesi) and even longer since we’ve rehearsed as a full band, but we spent the past few months working remotely on an acoustic EP. Jeff wrote these songs over the past tumultuous year, and I think they’re some of his best – incisive, political, and memorable. Give it a listen and get ready to hear loud versions of these when it’s safe to play shows again.
My first bit of new music this year is an acoustic version of "No Peace" by Jeff Schaller and the Long Way Home. This is part of an acoustic EP that we’ve been working on remotely and will be releasing in the coming months, and the full-band version of this song will be on our album out later this year.
In lieu of a Halloween cover show this year, Pelafina released a two-song EP of Taylor Swift covers. We arranged and recorded these mostly remotely, which was a fun challenge despite the fact that this band started writing remotely. Take a listen below.
Appreciation Post, the new Bosley Jr. EP that I recorded and mixed, is out now. I’m really proud of this one, and I can’t wait to see them play these songs live (whenever that may be).
My friends in Bosley Jr. released their new single today. "The Shape of Punk Is Gone" is the opening track on their new EP, Appreciation Post, which I recorded (with some help from the band and Joel Gaeta after the stay-at-home order went into effect) and mixed over the past few months. Hear the song on their Bandcamp and grab the full EP when it’s out in a few weeks.
We’ve been slowly working on the first official Long Way Home record over the past year and a half. There’s still a ways to go, but in the meantime, we decided to re-issue our last album, Two Decades and Change, along with a remastered B-sides EP, demos, and a new version of "Book of Matches." I’m still immensely proud of this one.
We can’t put this up on streaming services under our new band name because the songs were previously released, but you can find it on our Bandcamp.
There’s a new Long Way Home song out today. It’s short and fast and loud.