Loop pedal enthusiast and one-man-band Netherfriends (aka Shawn Rosenblatt) released his most recent album, Middle America, back in Feburary. In 2011, Rosenblatt embarked on an ambitious project: to write, record, and perform a new song in all 50-states. Middle America is the first taste of that project, featuring 12-tracks including "St. Louis, MO," "Bloomington, IN," and "Chicago, IL." You can stream that album in its entirety at the bottom of this post.
More recently, Shawn dropped a new mixtape called Netherfriends Does Summer. That mixtape features three-mashups, collaborations with Jams Dean, Chandler London, and Auggie the 9th, and is available for free download via Bandcamp.
Netherfriends is currently on tour in the US. That tour includes a November residency at Schubas, which begins on the 5th of the month. Tickets for all dates in the residency go on sale this Friday (9/7) at noon CST.
All Netherfriends tour dates and a stream of Middle America are below...
Netherfriends - Middle America
Netherfriends - "Washington, D.C." for KSUA Take Out Session
Netherfriends -- 2012 Tour Dates
09-06 Fort Collins, CO - Art Lab
09-08 Denver, CO - The Deer Pile
09-11 Boise, ID - Red Room
09-13 Seattle, WA - The Comet Tavern
09-14 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
09-15 San Francisco, CA - Hotel Utah Saloon
09-18 San Diego, CA - Tin Can Alehouse
09-19 Flagstaff, AZ - The Big House
09-21 Dallas, TX - Bryan Street Tavern
09-22 Austin, TX - Cheer Up Charlie's
10-03 Atlanta, GA - Peoplestown Palace
10-04 West Columbia, SC - Conundrum Music Hall
10-05 Greenville, SC - The Radio Room
10-06 Raleigh, NC - Slims
10-07 Richmond, VA - Nile
10-09 Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium
10-10 New Haven, CT - Cafe Nine
10-18 Columbus, OH - Kobo
11-05 Chicago, IL - Schubas
11-12 Chicago, IL - Schubas
11-19 Chicago, IL - Schubas
11-26 Chicago, IL - Schubas