I’m leaving for tour in a few days. I’m keeping a video journal of my tour. I created a tumblr for this very purpose. You can link to my tumblr here: http://chrisstaplesmusic.tumblr.com/
Also, American Soft Vinyls will be ready by the middle of April and will be shipping around then. I will have vinyls for sale at my shows, starting in Witchita. Thanks for everyone who pre-ordered! If you’d like to buy a American Soft on vinyl you can do that here: http://somethingtobreak.bigcartel.com/
I’m happy to announce, with the help of Something to Break Records, that American Soft is being pressed on vinyl! Im adding 2 bonus tracks to the record that will only be available on the vinyl. We are doing a pre-order to help fund the cost of pressing it.
Happy new year everyone!
Some of you have tried to order some merch from my last internet store and it didn’t work. It has been a technical nightmare, so I moved all my merch to a new store and it is now working beautifully. You can see it here: https://chrisstaples.bigcartel.com
It’s so great to be back in the south. I watched a documentary about plantation homes last night. I’m constantly amazed by giant insects. I’m sweating my ass off every time I go outside.
Im touring again in late July/August. I’ll be touring with Tim and hopefully one other bloke. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. If you are interested in booking a show hit me up: firstname.lastname@example.org
Take it easy!
Just got home from tour a few days ago and had a great time. It’s funny that I’ve been touring on and off for the the last 15 years. I should be getting tired of this lifestyle. Honestly this was the most fun I’ve had on tour in a long time. I’m really thankful that I’m still able to do this. At times I can be cynical about the changing world around me, and jaded by the few bad encounters I’ve had with people over the years.
Tour reminds me that most Americans are generous, interesting, funny, diligent, inspiring and optimistic people. In my daily normal life i stick to my close friends and family(whom i love). Tour connects me to a much larger picture of my world. Thanks to everyone who came out to shows and shared some beers and laughs. Can’t wait to do it again.
Special thanks to Tim Very for climbing into the Astro van and doing some old school DIY touring. He proved that he’s still a badass and loves playing music at any cost.
We have a few live tracks from the tour that we are releasing for free download. You can get these below.
I have some limited edition posters for our tour. It has all the dates listed that we are playing. It’s a 4-color screen printed poster by Dog On Fire. We have 50 hand numbered prints for sale, and they will be available at our shows!
Other merch that I’ll have with me is Badlands(solo full-length cd), Discover America “future paths”(full-length on Vinyl and Cd), 238 “you should be living”(vinyl), 238 “regulate the chemicals” (vinyl), Tote Bags and t-shirts.
Well, I’ve been busy as a bee. Approaching the final days of tracking my new record. It will be titled “American Soft” and coming out sometime in March. Mixing/Mastering/Manufacturing all happening in February.
Also getting ready to head out for a run of shows with my buddy Tim Very backing me on keys/percussion/bgv’s. He normally plays drums for Manchester Orchestra, but he’s got a little time off. I’m stoked to playing music with an old friend. It’s been a good long time since I’ve been this excited about playing shows. I made a little comercial to promote the tour, feel free to pass it around and help get the word out.
One last note about the house shows Im playing. All house shows are open to the public. Come out, make some new friends and have a good time. All addresses are listed in my show calendar. See you soon!
I’m using kickstarter to raise money for my new record. Basically I’m pre-selling my album to raise money to manufacture the album. Also I’m offering some exclusive rewards as well. Check it out at my kickstarter page.
Gearing up for tour! Im heading out in december for a co-headlining tour with Gardening, Not Architecture. We will be hitting the west coast, south west, and the south. We’ve created a facebook page just for the tour with all the pertinent dates and info. You can check that out here at The Migration Tour.
I will be posting the dates soon, and we will possibly have some open dates for house shows. I will keep you posted on that.
I’ll be dodging the cold, wet seattle winter this year and spending it in florida instead. I’ll be finishing up my third full-length record there and i’m extremely stoked about it.
Im also looking for engineering/recording projects, so if you are looking to make a record hit me up!
Welcome to my new site. Take your shoes off and stay a while. The “faces” ep is now available for free to your left. It’s 5 songs and it was released june 1st. Thanks to Alex Westcoat, Jeff Leonard, and Michael Lerner for helping out.
I’m confirmed to play Tonyfest 5, a folk festival located on a small 100 year old farm. It’s in southworth, wa on august 13th. Tickets are available here.