SURPRISE!!! New Music out today. Link in comments 👇
Today I'm releasing an acoustic version of Cry Over. I wrote this song with the incredible Trever Keith of Face To Face. Hope ya'll dig it and feel like sharing. #facetoface#trevorkeith... See MoreSee Less
New Austin Lucas AND Julien Baker music today?! Pinch me, I’m dreaming!
Stoked. Grabbed it on iTunes instantly. Love the new album too. 🔥🔥🔥
I put on my Spotify Release Radar this morning, as I am wont to do most Fridays, and was quite elated that this song was the first song to come up.
As an aside, it was followed by Stringman from Neil Young’s Unplugged (and his new archival release). Quite the one-two punch to get my day rolling.
Trever?!?! I had no idea! I found you only because you opened for face to face accoustic show at DC Winery a few years back! That's fucking awesome man!
Oh man -- just when you think it cannot get any better!!!!
Tomorrow night, I'll be playing my first live session in months and my first with a new and vastly improved audio set up! This round Robin affair featuring the brilliant Willi Carlisle and The Horsenecks, will feature a swapping of songs and stories. Brought to you by one of the raddest clubs in the business, Green Note! Tune in at 8PM UK time, 9PM Central European and 3PM Eastern US.
This makes things difficult because my default setting is antithetical to hero worship. If you've seen me play, you've seen me stand in the crowd and sing, which isn't some gimmick for me. I do it to remind myself and my fans that we are all part of a community and on the same level as peers. ... See MoreSee Less
This does it, I’m sitting on your stage next time I see you, you will have to put up with my pitchy harmonies up close.
When I met you I got the vibe you were really really humble but this makes a little more sense that you were just uncomfortable with people fan girling haha. I hold your art in high regard but it’s also clear you are a down to earth person bud. Inspiring to other musicians for sure
Man I remember seeing you years ago in Chattanooga TN at a little vegan cafe called Sluggos. Was a great show and there was nothing gimmicky about you. Just pure soul in every song. Glad to see you still crushing it.
I’d call this a case of overthinking. By definition people going to see you play believe you create something worthy of their time and money. That’s nothing to feel embarrassed about at all. It’s not as though you can fake what you do - you’re simply creating a sound and people are free to choose to come and see you or not. Quite honestly when I see a band or singer I’d be pretty irritated if they’re not in a position where I get a clear view.
Stop worrying. 😉
When you played in KC for the labor event I loved when you jumped into the crowd for the finishing song . We had just chatted at the bar, was surprised how approachable and kind you were. I’d mentioned I’d listened to the “somebody loves you” record all week and you started the show out with that title track afterwards. Those moments made the show very memorable for me .
I by no means was an artist of any kind of notoriety, just a dude in a local punk band! I always hated playing on any kind of elevated stage though, it bothered me! Floor shows for life! Haha seems like a more realistic option when there’s only 50-100 people at your shows though
You've always been super cool to me over the years and it's appreciated. We're all just music nuts having the fun out there.
20 years ago, I interviewed Ian Larrabee of Reach the Sky and he talked about how he wasn't about fans, he was about community. You support your friends when they're playing and they do the same for you. We're all in it together, the people who come to dance and sing along, the bands and the folks working the clubs. It really changed my view on things at the time and I'm stoked to be around folks who see this all the same way.
The fact that you are aware of and tear down any separation from you and your audience brings you closer to us and creates a deeper connection with us than any hero worship could ever allow.
I don’t know if your way of doing things will ever make you rich, but I’ll be at any show you play that’s even kinda close to where I am.
So that's cool, you get to hang out in a purgatory of irony, thus remaining lyrically rich!
Windmall in Brixton, round 2009, power off due to time, you stood amongst us and played a whole lot of tunes, properly unplugged... Was then I knew you were honest about what you are about.. Keep on keeping on bro... ✌️
Tis why we love you! What year did you bring the pressmen to the states?
You'r doing great!
Just play on the floor like it's a DIY show in 2005
First time I ever saw you, there was no stage. And I distinctly recall that feeling like the correct way to take in what you do. Didn’t think much of it at the time but in the context of this post, worth noting.
Well, you must be doing it right, because I certainly noticed. ;)
Hard agree! What a great thing to bring up - humility and humbleness opens all the doors
Well the stage helps people other than the first two people deep see you. I’ve never been good at staying on one either though. Always end up in the crowd sharing the microphone. Before it was risky pandemic behavior anyway... hahaha.
That’s probably why I love you and Tim so much. You regularly remind fans that you’re regular fucking people who also create music. That music is larger than life to a lot of us, but
I feel super awkward when people recognize me in public or they’re like, “Wait, you’re Nerdzilla!” Or they’ve read my book and loved it. My first reaction is to be a little embarrassed and give an awkward thanks. But I’ve literally reminded myself, “This is how you felt about your first interactions with your friends who are musicians and artists...be humble and authentic and it’s A-OK. No need to feel awkward.”
You’ve had waaaaay more practice at it all than I have. But I appreciate you for like a million reasons and this is just one.
Hey pals, just to clear the air. If you are living in the USA and still haven't received your copies of Alive In The Hot Zone, please sit tight. The LP's were not only made in europe but also shipped from here individually as well. Both myself and @corneliuschapelrecords are doing everything possible to get you these but the postal service in the USA is so messed up and shipping times overseas are dramatically extended as well. We love you, we haven't forgotten about you, shit is just totally effed and we're all just doing our best to cope.
I've been lucky to have incredible visual art made especially for me, by friends and heroes. This poster from @the_13th_sign for my 2013 european tour is one of my all time favorites. ... See MoreSee Less