New Pfarmers Record

OUR PURAM is out now! It’s the second record from Pfarmers, a collaborative trio of Danny Seim (Menomena), Bryan Devendorf (The National), and me. The record is a concept album about the Rajneeshpuram community, briefly incorporated as a city in the 1980s, which was populated with followers of the spiritual teacher Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, later known as Osho. Danny’s lyrics are written from the point of view of a Rajneeshee leaving the compound.

The album is released on Joyful Noise Recordings in digital and vinyl formats – limited to a one-time pressing of 500 hand-numbered copies on pink vinyl in letterpressed jackets.

Thanks for Listening!

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Panorama NYC

Had an amazing time playing at NYC’s newest music festival, Panorama, with The National. My friend Conrad Doucette snapped this killer shot of me up on the jumbotron!

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Great tour with The National!

I just wrapped up a great European tour with The National. What an honor to play with these great guys!

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New Instagram — @bone_drone !

I created an Instagram account specifically for little music/art videos showcasing my trombone loop compositions. I’ve challenged myself to create 3 new videos per week (!), and so far I’ve been able to maintain it. Follow @bone_drone to see them:

https://www.instagram.com/bone_drone/

Here’s an example of a recent bone drone:

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Summer shows with The National

I’m thrilled to be joining The National again this summer for some shows and festival performances all over the US and Europe. Last night, we performed a super fun show at Mass MoCA. Here are some choice fan photos from the concert:

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Love Song For Roz

Lately, I’ve had the immense pleasure of getting to know Roswell Rudd. As you may know, he’s a legendary trombone player known primarily for his work in free and avant-garde jazz and landmark collaborations with Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, John Tchicai and Steve Lacy. He’s also the greatest guy ever! I’ve had so much fun hanging and playing with him recently in upstate, NY.

His partner, Verna Gillis, wrote a tune for Roswell called “Love Song For Roz”, and asked various artists to record a version. Here is mine, recorded with my effects & loop pedal setup:

Thanks for listening!

Love Song For Roz

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Live solo set aired on WFMU

It was surreal hearing myself perform a 30 min set on WFMU, “This The Modern World” with DJ Trouble. I had such a blast recording that set in the WFMU studio and am so thankful to Trouble for having me. If you didn’t catch it on the radio, you can stream the show here:

https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/66777

Thanks for listening!

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Recorded Solo Set at WFMU

I had a such fun day at WFMU studio recording a solo set that will air on May 31st — keep an ear out!

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Day of The Dead

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Contributed to new Frightened Rabbit album

I recorded horns for a track (Little Drum) on the new Frightened Rabbit album, Painting Of A Panic Attack. The whole thing sounds so good and I’m honored to have contributed to it. This was one of the first opportunities I had to record horn parts remotely at my studio in upstate NY, and I’m so grateful for it!

About the record:

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