Nels Cline

"Recorded in Berkeley (Fantasy Studios) and San Francisco (Cafe Du Nord), this is a heapin' helpin' of The Singers: a studio and a 'live' disc. The studio disc sees us moving into some decidedly different terrain. I actually use my voice (wordlessly) on some tracks, Devin plays bass guitar... All hell has broken loose! There are special guests, even! The studio disc features David Witham and Yuka Honda on keyboards. The 'live' disc features Satomi Matsuzaki, Greg Saunier, and John Dieterich (AKA three fourths of Deerhoof) on percussion (on a blazing and/or totally indulgent version of Weather Report's "Boogie Woogie Waltz"). Produced by David Breskin and recorded and mixed by Ron Saint Germain, this is either the most friendly Singers recording to date or the most antisocial, depending on who you are and what you expect. The package features beautiful photographs of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN by Simon Norfolk throughout (as well as some 'live' shots from the Cafe Du Nord gig by Peak), so all in all you know this is another Cryptogramophone production of visionary packaging excellence. And you might like the music, too.

You can pre-order the CD online now at or check out the special BUNDLE offer (w/ CD, shirt & tote bag) here!" [Nels Cline] [

The Nels Cline Singers are on tour in support of the above-described double album, and they play two shows at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC tonight (7/6). From there they head to Philly and DC before Nels returns to NYC or a five-night stand at the Village Vanguard with Jenny Scheinman. On July 19th Nels will be speaking "about music, guitars and life" at The Stone. Also, not listed on Nels' tour dates, but I noticed he'll be sitting in with Jim Campilongo at the Living Room one day this month too.

Deerhoof, who you can see above contributed to the new live album, will be in NYC on Sunday, 7/11, as part of a collaboration with Xiu Xiu. All Nels' official dates below...


07/06 NYC | Le Poisson Rouge
The Nels Cline Singers
2 shows: 7pm, 9:30pm

07/07 Philadelphia, PA | Johnny Brenda's
The Nels Cline Singers

07/08 Washington, DC | Black Cat
The Nels Cline Singers

07/13-18 NYC | The Village Vanguard
Jenny Scheinman's Mischief and Mayhem

07/19 NYC | The Stone
Nels Cline "Stone Seminar #29"
Nels speaks about music, guitars and life
7-9pm / $20 / All Ages

08/15 North Adams, MA | Solid Sound Festival
The Nels Cline Singers

12/05 Los Angeles, CA | Royce Hall
Alice Coltrane Tribute
Feat. Pharoah Sanders, Kyp Malone, Nels Cline, Han Bennink, Daniel Carter & more


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