Welcome Sam Coomes!

On August 19th we’ll be releasing the debut album by Sam Coomes of Portland, Oregon. Sam has been around for awhile. In 1996 he formed the duo Quasi with drummer Janet Weiss. Together they released several albums on Up, Touch & Go and Domino Records. He’s performed with Elliott Smith, Jandek and Built To Spill, even producing an album for the latter.

Together with an organ and Conny (a mid-60’s rhythm box) he made ‘Bugger Me’, a 9 (or 11) song record which Sam describes as “Suicide meets The Beach Boys. Not the sophisticated ‘Pet Sounds’ Beach Boys, but more like ‘Surfer Girl’ stuff.

Hear a song below, and pre-order in the webshop. Coomes will be on tour in August and September. Check out the dates below:

Sam Coomes – Fordana

8/20 – Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
8/27 – Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY
8/28 – Once Ballroom – Somerville, MA
9/2 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
9/22 – Pappy & Harriets – Pioneertown, CA
9/23 – Bunkhouse Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
9/24 – MOCA – Tucson, AZ
9/25 – A Ship In The Woods – Escondido, CA
9/28 – Henry Miller Library – Big Sur, CA
9/30 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA

 

 

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