Spending the last year travelling from Florida to Maine, California to Alaska
on the 50 Songs 50 States touring adventure
Netherfriends has completed the goal that began last April in Philadelphia this week in Hawaii.
Celebrating the completion of this ambitious project,
Netherfriends releases the first collection of recordings from the tour,
detailing some of the tour exploits in journals and photos.
Listen to the track that kicks off the mus ic from the project, “Philadelphia,”
and believe Shawn Rosenblatt when he sings “I’ll take the long road to prove what I’m showing you.”
Head over to Netherfriends’ BandCamp page to check out all the releases.
More music and tour dates below!
Looking ahead to the spring, Netherfriends will head back to the East Coast facing a new challenge,
biking to each show. Bicycle Tour 2011 dates below with all new spring dates!
Netherfriends 2011 Tour Dates
Apr 20 – Austin, TX *Apr 22 – Pitzer College – Kohoutek Music Festival
Apr 23 – Houston, TX *
Apr 24 – Circle Bar – New Orleans, LA
Apr 26 – The Ole Tavern – Jackson, MS
Apr 28 – The Farside – Tallahassee, FL
Apr 29 – Wonder Root – Atlanta, GA
Apr 30 – Asheville, NC *
May 1 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
May 2 – Washington, DC *
May 20 – Rainbow Records – Newark, DE
May 21 – Danger Danger Gallery – Philadelphia
May 23 – New Jersey *
May 24 – Death By Audio – Brooklyn, NY
May 25 – NYC *
May 26 – NYC *
May 27 – CT *
May 28 – Whitehaus – Jamaica Plains, MA
May 29 – WTF Fest – Wellfleet, MA
May 31 – Philadelphia, PA
June 1 – Howlers Coyote – Pittsburgh, PA
June 2- Columbus, OH *
Bicycle Tour 2011
* shows still needed
From the 50 Songs 50 States Tour
Some thoughts and reflections on the 50 Songs 50 States Tour
Played a house show the night of my birthday in a huge log cabin with a spiral staircase in the middle and slept in this crows nest at the top of the cabin looking out over Fairbanks..
Being a bum for a month and staying/meeting some amazing new friends. Riding a brake-less bike that my friend let me borrow was a terrible idea.
The last minute shows are the best. We played a backyard BBQ on Labor Day with fireworks being shot off by the neighbors. In Sacramento getting paid way too much..
Running out of gas in at 3AM caused me to miss recording in the state. Got handed a bag of mushrooms for playing “a decent set.”.
Playing a steak house with Chad Lorne the tap dancing/beer on the head balancing act. INCREDIBLE! Taking that dude on the road at some point.
We got asked to take a picture with a bunch of dudes because they thought we were famous and then causing a handful of teens to do the same. When they asked who we were, we told them that we weren’t really allowed to say, but they will find out soon.
Returning to Chicago and being without a home in the city where I had lived for the last 5 years.
Netherfriends have created two lovely stop-motion videos for tracks off debut LP Barry and Sherry.
Alap, a term used in Indian classical music for a section that is improvised and free flowing,
Accompanying videos are being created by the minds behind the Lateral Label,
Shawn Rosenblatt (Netherfriends) on Alap
This is not a typical Netherfriends release. The recording of this album was something I did for a week during Christmas because I don’t celebrate and I was bored out of my mind!! I had been working hard on the 50 state songs and needed a short break. I did one song a day and was inspired after playing a similar sounding set at a yoga studio. I figured since the music was so easy and fun to make that I could record one session a day for a week and release it. I think the music should be listened to while relaxing or doing work. Maybe since the pieces are named after the days of the week, a listener could listen to one piece a day as a way to maybe mediate or relax. Easy listening d00ds.