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July 21:
CD Release Concert & Farewell Party

It’s been a long time since the last time I saw your face…

… and it’ll be even longer if you don’t come out for Thornfield’s CD Release Concert and Farewell Party!

After months of being holed up in a studio with nothing but Fig Newtons and Werther’s Originals to give us the illusion of ease, we’re finally nearing the completion of – not one – but TWO brand new Thornfield albums! Assuming all goes well in the final weeks of album prep (::fingers crossed::), both our full-length album, Bright Northern Skies, and our EP, one for a lover, will be at your disposal to do with what you like (besides unauthorized reproduction, ye pirates!), whether you need music for your private prog-indie-rock dance parties or shiny new coasters.

Due to some exciting developments (involving grad school for one and a baby for the other), this will be Thornfield’s final gig for a long while here in Chicago. And with some awesome surprise guests, you won’t want to miss it! Included in the evening’s showcase will be Lakeview’s own naysaying blues brother, Petras, yet another reason to come out.

There is NO DOOR CHARGE, appetizers will be provided, and all (over 21) will be welcome to BYOB if so desired. (What more need we say?) However, please remember to bring cash if you would like to purchase one or both of Thornfield’s new albums, as the Tip Top has not yet been upgraded to accommodate credit cards ($15 for Bright Northern Skies; $5 for one for a lover — or both for only $20!).

The concert will be hosted by Autumn Space, a fantastic art gallery on the north side of Chicago — 1700 W. Irving Park Rd. (a block from the brown line), #207.

Hope to see you there! In the meantime, please support us by officially “liking” us on Facebook.  To whet your appetite for the evening and for our album, here’s an itsy bitsy sample of one of our favorite songs, “The Watchman’s Back.”  Enjoy!

Photo Gallery: Thompson House Presents

On May 26, we had a special gig at Thompson House on the campus of the University of Chicago. We shared the evening with some other talented performers in various art forms including slam poetry, hip-hop dancing, classical and folk music, and absurdist performance art. So naturally, we fit right in, more or less.

Here’s a gallery of photos from the evening, showing us and several of our new friends in action. (Credits to Charles and Bethel and Carrie.)

If you have any more photos or videos of your own from this event or others, why not share them on our Facebook page? And if you haven’t officially become our fan yet, be sure to like us while you’re there. Big news about the CD will be coming soon!

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Thornfield debut & a big thank you!

We just wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who came out to CityGrounds for our debut as Thornfield. You guys were a wonderful audience! We really appreciate your support.

Also, special thanks to Steve (from CityGrounds) for hosting us for these many months! If you’re ever looking for a really nice coffee shop in Lincoln Park, you should check out CityGrounds. Their lattes are delicious, even if they are too creamy for us to drink before we sing. And ohhh, those fruit tarts.

Doing our sound check

Keep watching this space for more information about our other upcoming concerts and recordings. Also, if you haven’t yet, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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