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Preface:

Given his new record’s doomsday themes, Thurlowood acknowledges that it feels like a strange time to release it. He says he couldn’t have imagined even a few weeks ago that these new songs would be coming out in the midst of the current crisis. While many may be understandably turning to more comforting culture these days in music, it’s just not the album he spent all of 2019 making. That said, he feels the stories on the record convey a lining of hope in considering the everyday decisions we make and actions we take.

about the artist:

Bridges + Powerlines released its first record in 2006, a self-titled EP that attracted the attention of producer Chris Zane (Passion Pit, The Walkmen). In 2008 the band released its debut full-length produced by Zane. The album, GHOST TYPES, enjoyed a seven-week run in the CMJ top 200 with the single “Uncalibrated” featured on Pitchfork and Paste. Another track from the record, “New Mexico,” served as the soundtrack to a lengthy sex scene on Showtime’s Shameless in 2014, and has gone on to become the band’s most streamed song.

The band released three more records through 2016, working with producer Kieran Kelly (known best for his work on Sufjan Stevens’ Illinois) and featuring a host of guests including members of Antony and the Johnsons and Bon Iver, indie troubadour Will Stratton, and even their friend Steven Harris of 80s arena-legends The Cult. Over the course of its career, the band successfully toured several times throughout the US with multiple appearances at SXSW. B+P also played high-profile shows supporting The Antlers, Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, Clues, Plus/Minus, Women, Oxford Collapse, Twin Sister, Twin Forks, Chris Carrabba, Adam Duritz and many others.

After the band went on hiatus in 2016, Thurlowood began to explore the idea of a solo record. A book by Garrett M. Graff, Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan To Save Itself—While the Rest of Us Die, captured his attention and sent him down the rabbit hole that would become the album’s theme. With the doomsday clock this January ticking to 100 seconds to midnight, the closest it’s ever been to the fateful hour, the issues and stories on the album feel more urgent and relevant than ever.

about the album: 

Bridges + Powerlines released its first record in 2006, a self-titled EP that attracted the attention of producer Chris Zane (Passion Pit, The Walkmen). In 2008 the band released its debut full-length produced by Zane. The album, GHOST TYPES, enjoyed a seven-week run in the CMJ top 200 with the single “Uncalibrated” featured on Pitchfork and Paste. Another track from the record, “New Mexico,” served as the soundtrack to a lengthy sex scene on Showtime’s Shameless in 2014, and has gone on to become the band’s most streamed song.

The band released three more records through 2016, working with producer Kieran Kelly (known best for his work on Sufjan Stevens’ Illinois) and featuring a host of guests including members of Antony and the Johnsons and Bon Iver, indie troubadour Will Stratton, and even their friend Steven Harris of 80s arena-legends The Cult. Over the course of its career, the band successfully toured several times throughout the US with multiple appearances at SXSW. B+P also played high-profile shows supporting The Antlers, Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, Clues, Plus/Minus, Women, Oxford Collapse, Twin Sister, Twin Forks, Chris Carrabba, Adam Duritz and many others.

After the band went on hiatus in 2016, Thurlowood began to explore the idea of a solo record. A book by Garrett M. Graff, Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan To Save Itself—While the Rest of Us Die, captured his attention and sent him down the rabbit hole that would become the album’s theme. With the doomsday clock this January ticking to 100 seconds to midnight, the closest it’s ever been to the fateful hour, the issues and stories on the album feel more urgent and relevant than ever.

Current Release

Thurlowood
Discontinue Normal Program
(self-released)
Street Date: April 10, 2020

Track List:

1.Survivalist
2. Shells
3. Reverie
4. Specter
5. Madman
6. C.O.G.
7. Hibakusha
8. Hawaiian Sunshine
9. Clouds
10. Elegy/Unless

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credit: (2-4) David Yang