Tour starts this Friday. Link to tickets is HERE.
Tour starts this Friday. Link to tickets is HERE.
Today is Bandcamp Friday, wherein BC waves their fees. I will be donating 20% of all Bandcamp sales through this weekend (March 4-6) to the Ukrainian charity organization Razom. So, if you’re interested in an LP, CD or t-shirt drop by and take a look here.
Anders will be touring the west coast in April, 2022. All shows are hosted in private homes/studios. These are small intimate shows and are always a lot of fun. Link to tickets is HERE.
The new album is out today. Available on LP or as digital download.
There’s also a new video for the song Down at the Museum:
I’ve decided to postpone my October East Coast tour. I’m just not feeling great about the ongoing COVID pandemic. Part of playing music is the sharing and celebration and I just don’t know if it makes sense to do either at this time. Hopefully with more folks getting vaccinated this will change.
I am hoping that the planned West Coast tour can proceed in November, but we will see how things pan out.
All that said, if you’re interested in hosting a show at your house, art space, studio, bunker, etc anywhere in the US in the future please get in touch!
If you’d like to support the cause you can pre-order my new album via Bandcamp.
Get vaccinated & wear a mask!
The first single, Wolves, is out now. You can watch the video premier via Glide Magazine here.
With love and thanks,
Anders will be playing a special early solo acoustic set in New Orleans on February 20.
Showtime is 5pm at Buffa’s Back Room.
We’re having a big sale down at the company store. Get 20% off of all purchases over $20. This includes everything we offer — CDs, LPs, T-shirts, test pressings, and lyric books. Just use the coupon code Mud Season at checkout to receive your discount. Sale is happening through April 30, 2018.
Check out Anders performing songs from his latest album with a string trio on Mountain Stage. It’s episode 909 from December 11, 2017.
Tickest for Anders’ house show tour are on sale now. These shows will be hosted in private homes and/or small performance spaces. They are totally unplugged acoustic performances. You can go here to purchase tickets .
We’re looking for people to host Living Room Shows for ANDERS PARKER in DECEMBER. These shows are hosted by fans in private spaces. Each show limited to 40-60 people. Please read details below and get in touch right away if you live in, near or in-between any of the cities listed below.
Deadline for submissions: October 12
Tickets on sale: October 21 @ 3pm (Eastern time)
FRI December 1 : Philadelphia PA area
SAT December 2 : Washington DC area
SUN December 3 : Chapel Hill / Raleigh / Durham NC
MON December 4 : Western NC (Brevard)
TUE December 5 : OFF / DRIVE
WED December 6 : Baltimore MD
THU December 7 : NYC area
FRI December 8 : Massachusetts / Vermont
SAT December 9 : Upstate NY / Maine
SUN December 10 : Connecticut / Rhode Island
Can you host a living room show?
We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your space for about 3 hours and check names off the list at the door. In return you’ll get 5 additional free tickets for friends and our eternal gratitude.
You can go HERE for more information.
1. Read everything below so you know how it works.
2. email firstname.lastname@example.org this info:
– a. Your address.
– b. A few photos of your living room.
– c. Please put “Anders Parker Living Room Show” and the name of your city in the subject line.
3. Sit tight and we’ll get back to as soon as possible if we can book the show at your place.
Thanks for your help!
After we have the dates and locations sorted out we will announce the shows and tickets will go on sale at undertowtickets.com.
Anders is playing a secret show (now not so secret) opening for The War On Drugs this Thursday June 8 at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday June 7 at noon EST.
The Man Who Fell From Earth is out today.
Anders will be on tour supporting Son Volt throughout the US in March, April and May. Check the shows page for details.
Happy new year!
I have a new album that will be coming out in the spring. It’s called, The Man Who Fell From Earth. It’s an acoustic album with a string trio and pedal steel. We’re all real proud of it.
I’m trying something different this time around — I’m doing a crowdfunding campaign for the album release. I’ve built a page HERE that has all the information along with a store where I’m selling original art I’ve been doing the past few years, and all manner of merchandise to help the campaign. I’ve set a modest goal that will go towards releasing the album (LPs, CDs and digital) on my label, Recorded & Freed, and paying for press and promotion.
I’d love for you all to be a part of this album. If you have a second please take a look. A portion of the proceeds I raise will be going to The Environmental Defense Fund. The rest goes to releasing this album to the world. Pledgers get access to exclusive updates/content, advance copy of the album, lead single, music & video, and more!
If you do nothing else, please forward this email to five of your friends. You will flatter their taste and intellect (and keep me from going broke!)
Thanks, as always, and again, Happy New Year!
Anders and Cloud Badge will be playing shows in the Northeast the first week of January. You can go here for more details
This month marks the 20 year anniversary of the release of my first album, Man of Sin.
In the mid 90s I was in Portland, OR, working at McMenamins Mission Theater as a projectionist, bartender and grill jockey. I had made a number of recordings in “real” studios, but was never happy with any of the results — too little time, too little control, too “nice” sounding, too much money. By that time I had discovered Guided By Voices, Sebadoh, and other so called “lo-fi” bands. Elliot Smith was in PDX and his first solo record came out around that time, too. I wasn’t really interested in lo-fi for its own sake, but the idea of making my own record without time constraints on the cheap was surely appealing (workers controlling the means of production!)
In the winter and spring of 1994 I had a small one bedroom apartment at a building on the corner of 19th and Irving in NW Portland (The Worthington!) that looked out towards downtown Portland. The comforting smell of the Henry Weinhard brewery wafted through the neighborhood on many days. Across the breezeway there was an attractive young woman who often sat in the window at her typewriter, shades open wide, naked as a jaybird, pecking away at the keys. Inspiring, to say the least.
I set up my little recording rig (4-track, yo!) in the living room and set to work recording songs. I played all of the instruments myself, except for a couple of cool bass lines that my friend Bob MacKay performed. I don’t remember much about the actual recordings. There was no auto tune or punching in or multiple takes. Things happened pretty fast. If I needed more than 4 tracks I would bounce down a sub-mix and then continue overdubbing (hey, The Beatles did it!) I played the drums right there in the apartment. I never got any complaints.
Later in 1994 I made my way down to LA and met John Cole who was working at Bug Music. He listened to a cassette (!) of Man of Sin that day and offered to sign me to an administration deal for my publishing. He started sending the album around to various labels.
At the same time my friend Jud Ehrbar was in Rhode Island making recordings with his friend Jeff Gatland. Jud and I would send cassettes back and forth to each other with our latest songs. By 1995 Jud and Jeff had signed to Zero Hour records as Space Needle and released Voyager. I spoke to a lot of different people at labels big and small and decided to go with ZH.
Man of Sin was released on February 20, 1996. I listened to the record last night (on vinyl!). I hadn’t listened to it in years. I don’t have a favorite record — all of my records have been pretty different on many levels — but Man of Sin is definitely a sentimental fave. It’s the one that got things rolling for me and the reason that I met a lot of good people over the years, many of whom I still work with and love.