Beloved group Rainer Maria convenes for first time since 2006 to act as backing band on songwriter’s latest.
Chris McFarland as photographed by Bernie DeChant
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“Wild Abandon” is the first single from the upcoming “Beauty and Undertow” EP
Austin by way of Brooklyn-based songwriter Chris McFarland will release the “Beauty and Undertow” EP, his sixth collection of “angry folk” songs on August 21st via the End Up label. The EP’s first single “Wild Abandon” is available for streaming and download now.
“Beauty and Undertow” is the realization of a long-held dream of McFarland’s to reunite the members of groundbreaking emo group Rainer Maria for the first time since that band’s break up in late 2006.
“Kyle (Fischer, Rainer Maria guitarist) and I have been best friends for the last 23 years,” says McFarland. Bill (Kuehn, Rainer Maria drummer) has been one of my favorite drummers for many years and Caithlin (De Marrais, Rainer Maria vocalist) was on my last EP.” When it came time to plan this new record, McFarland says he “just had to approach them all about being on it with me.”
A true road warrior, McFarland can be found crisscrossing the United States several months of the year, wearing down his late-model Martin acoustic with his ceremonial self-eviscerations. McFarland will embark on a five-week tour of the US in late August to promote “Beauty and Undertow”. Dates to be announced shortly.
Chris McFarland is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
“Beauty and Undertow” EP
(End Up – August 21st, 2012)
01. Time For Us
04. Song For Every Girl
05. Simple Selfish Plan
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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion