Sunday, September 16, 2012

Chris McFarland adds dates in support of latest EP out now featuring backing band of friends from Rainer Maria.

“The sounds on ‘Beauty and Undertow’ are in their own world; one full of passion…” – My Old Kentucky Blog


Chris McFarland as photographed by Bernie DeChant



“Simple Selfish Plan” featuring the reunited members of Rainer Maria is the latest single from Chris McFarland.


Austin by way of Brooklyn-based songwriter and life-long road warrior, Chris McFarland, is continuing his latest round of touring in support of his new release, the “Beauty and Undertow” EP.  The recording is McFarland’s sixth collection of “angry folk” songs, and is out now via the End Up label.

Popular music discovery website My Old Kentucky Blog recently posted glowing review of the album here:  The EP’s latest single, “Simple Selfish Plan” 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 of his paring with the members of Rainer Maria. 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 recently embarked on a month-long tour of the US next week to promote “Beauty and Undertow” and has now added additional dates. See below for details.

Chris McFarland is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


Chris McFarland Live

09/17 Boise, ID @ Shredders
09/18 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Heavy Metal Shop In-Store, 5PM
09/18 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge 9PM
09/19 Fort Collins, CO @ Surfside 7
09/20 Denver, CO @ 3 Kings Tavern
09/21 Sioux Falls, SD @ Latitude 44
09/22 Chicago, IL Live on Fearless Radio (3PM Eastern @
09/23 Chicago, IL @ Grace Street Tap
09/24 Columbus, OH @ Bernie's
09/26 Albany, NY @ Pauly's Hotel
09/27 Cambridge, MA @ All Asia 


Chris McFarland
“Beauty and Undertow” EP
(End Up – Out Now)

Track Listing:

01. Time For Us
02. Wild Abandon (STREAM | MP3)
03. Cancer
04. Song For Every Girl
05. Simple Selfish Plan (STREAM | MP3)


Chris McFarland Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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