Sam Coomes releasing solo LP, touring w/ Jason Loewenstein & Saqqara Mastabas
Earlier this year, indie rock vets Quasi reissued albums and toured, and now Sam Coomes will release his first-ever solo album this week. It’s called Bugger Me, and it drops on Friday (8/19) via No Quarter. Sam recorded the album with just an organ and a “mid-’60s rhythm box” (“not even really a drum machine”), and he called it “Suicide meets The Beach Boys. Not the sophisticated ‘Pet Sounds’ Beach Boys, but more like ‘Surfer Girl’ stuff.” You can hear two of the songs now: “Stride On,” which is powered by an organ melody that sounds right off Nuggets, and the ballad “Fordana.” Listen to both below.
Sam is about to tour as well, and he’ll play NYC on August 27 at Union Pool. That show (and two others) is opening for Jason Loewenstein (of Sebadoh and Fiery Furnaces), and it’s also got Saqqara Mastabas (aka Matthew Friedberger of Fiery Furnaces and Bob D’Amico of Sebadoh) on the bill. Needless to say, it’s likely gonna be a cool show all around for fans of classic indie rock. Tickets for Brooklyn are on sale now.
Sam also has a handful of shows with Mekons. All dates are listed below.
Sam Coomes — 2016 Tour Dates
8/20 – Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
8/26 – Once Lounge – Boston, MA w/ Jason Loewenstein, Saqqara Mastabas
8/27 – Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY w/ Jason Loewenstein, Saqqara Mastabas
9/2 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA w/ Jason Loewenstein, Saqqara Mastabas
9/22 – Pappy & Harriets – Pioneertown CA w/ Mekons, Sunfoot
9/23 – Bunkhouse Saloon – Las Vegas NV w/ Sunfoot
9/24 – MOCA – Tucson AZ w/ Sunfoot
9/25 – Ship in the Woods – Escondido CA, w/ Mekons, Sunfoot
9/27 – American Legion Hall – Los Angeses CA w/ Sunfoot, Sex Stains, & secret guests
9/28 – Henry Miller Library – Big Sur CA w/ Mekons, Sunfoot
9/29 – Holland Project – Reno NV w/ Sunfoot
9/30 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco CA w/Mekons, Sunfoot
10/1 – Crepe Place – Santa Cruz CA w/ Sunfoot
10/2 – Richards Goat – Arcata CA w/ Sunfoot
10/3 – Liquor Store – Portland OR w/ Sunfoot
10/4 – Sunset Tavern – Seattle WA w/ Sunfoot