Hello my lovelies!
I’m happy to announce a new video for the song Thank You Computer by friend and fan in England, Luke Woolley of Woolley Films. Luke reached out to me just a few weeks before Multibird left on our 5 week European tour asking if he could make a video for us, and of course I said yes! I enjoyed the Lo-Fi video he made for Jeffrey Lewis, and I have a plan to make a video for every song on this new album as a sort of challenge to myself to focus a bit more on promotion (sometimes not my favorite thing to do). We very quickly set up a camera in our usual rehearsal space, Meddlesome Lab (which is also a house concert venue) and got weird for the camera. Luke took that and did his thing… Thanks a ton to Luke and everyone else involved in the record!
I still am fully planning on doing a tour diary sort of post on here in the next week or so, still trying to catch up with everything after being away from home for 5 weeks, plus hanging with my kids! It was an incredible tour. I’m super happy we did it. Everyone in the band did such an amazing job, we all got along really well and made it to every show!
ok, I’ll be back in a week with some more, but here are a few photos at least!!
That’s right, we are making a record! Even though our Kickstarter campaign is officially over, you can still pledge via paypal or Venmo! Send us a personal message via email to get your pre-order, or sign up on Patreon and get even more!
Here’s the upcoming Multibird Tour too!
Seth Faergolzia’s Multibird
Winter EU Tour 2020
12.31 Album release Rochester NY at Skylark Lounge
1.4 Naples, NY Hollerhorn Distilling
1.10 Heidelberg, Germany Villa Nachttanz
1.11 Plauen, Germany Malzhaus
1.12 Weimar, Germany Gelben Zora
1.13 Leipzig, Germany Noch Besser Leben
1.14 Dresden, Germany Societaetstheater
1.15 Hanover, Germany Nordstadtbraut
1.16 Köln, Germany Die Wohngemeinschaft
1.17 Niederpleis, Germany Schützenhalle
1.18 Köln, Germany House Concert
1.19 Antwerp, Belgium Cafe Zeezicht
1.22 Paris, France House Concert
1.23 Lausanne, Switzerland Salopard
1.24 Morges, Switzerland Salle de l’Ancien Stand
1.25 Zurich, Switzerland Helsinki Klub
1.26 Dießen, Germany Die Goldammer
1.27 Innsbruck, Austria Don Quichotte Kulturzentrum
1.28 Munich, Germany Glockenbachwerkstatt
1.29 Vienna, Austria FLEX
1.30 Bregenz, Austria Kollektiv Raum
1.31 Ottersweier, Germany Grüner Baum
2.01 Baerenbach, Germany Shorty’s
2.02 Darmstadt, Germany Hoff-ART Theater
2.03 Kaiserslautern, Germany Benderhof
2.04 Mannheim, Germany National Theater
2.05 Köln, Germany Bauwagenplatz
2.06 Wetzlar, Germany Kulturzentrum Franzis
2.07 Hanover, Germany Galeria Lunar
2.08 Kamen, Germany House Concert
2.09 Hamburg, Germany House Concert
2.11 Lübeck, Germany Tonfink
2.12 Berlin, Germany Schokoladen
Rochester, NY- Seth Faergolzia, one of anti-folk’s most fearless singer-songwriters, will hit the road this Winter with a new album from his latest project, Multibird. This special quartet tour will have performances in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria, Belgium and Switzerland.
Formed in 2015, critics have hailed Multibird’s sound as “tender and calm” (New York Press) and “twisted and distorted” (Relix). Where Faergolzia’s critically-acclaimed avant-rock outfit, Dufus, shook up New York City in the ‘00s with folk-punk gymnastics and Captain Beefheart-esque abrasion, Multibird creates the communal amiability of a warm gathering around the hearth.
A Multibird show can lead almost anywhere, from raucous foot-stompers to songs soft, heartwarming and careful, to an a cappella quartet, all the while anchored by Faergolzia’s enigmatic voice and captivating presence. Outré as the four-piece may get, fans of Mumford and Sons will still feel right at home.
The Multibird quartet consists of Seth Faergolzia (acoustic guitar, loops and vocals), Shaun Jones (electric guitar, vocals, and percussion), Emily DiPaola (trumpet, drums, vocals) and Luke Cornwell (bass, drums, vocals). These versatile and powerful musicians bring a huge sound despite the small ensemble.
Faergolzia has played stages in over 20 countries touring for over 20 years and has made appearances at the End of the Road Festival, Greenman, Rockaway Beach, Zappanale, Hunsrück Open Air, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Burning Woman, One of a Million Festival, Out in the Kraut, Fringe Festival, etc. In addition, Faergolzia’s projects have played support for such acts as Animal Collective, the Yeahyeahyeahs, Kool Keith, Dan Deacon, Jeffrey Lewis, Moldy Peaches, Langhorne Slim, Frank Turner and loads more.
Please get in touch at [email protected] for guest passes, interviews and for more information.
Here’s what the Winter Tour is looking like so far for Multibird!
Can’t wait to see how we fill out the rest of the dates… new album on its way!! Subscribe to my Patreon to get the tracks leaked to you early and help us decide which of the 42 songs get put on the album!!!
Jan 11 Plauen, German
Jan 14 Dresden, Germany
Jan 15 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jan 18 Köln, Germany
Jan 19 Leiden, Netherlands
Jan 22 Paris, France
Jan 23 Lausanne, Switzerland
Jan 24 Morges, Switzerland
Jan 25 Zurich, Switzerland
Jan 29 Vienna, Austria
Jan 31 Ottersweier, Germany
Feb 1 Baerenbach, Germany
Feb 2 Darmstadt, Germany
Feb 4 Mannheim, Germany
Feb 5 Köln, Germany
Feb 6 Wetzlar, Germany
Feb 7 Hanover, Germany
Feb 8 Kamen, Germany
Feb 9 Bochum, Germany
Feb 11 Lubeck, Germany
Feb 12 Berlin, Germany
Seth Faergolzia and Shaun Jones will be hitting the road this summer with multiple instruments, Seth on acoustic, loops and vocals, Shaun on electric and foot drums.
June 20 Otro Cinco – Syracuse, NY
June 28 Skylark Lounge – Rochester, NY
June 29 Honey Room – Buffalo, NY
July 16 Rubulad – Brooklyn, NY
July 18 Skek – Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 19 Die Goldammer – Diessen am Ammersee, Germany
July 20 La Coquette – Morges, Switzerland
July 21 Cafe Vinyl – Wetzlar, Germany
July 22 Nordstadtbraut – Hanover, Germany
July 23 Waggon – Offenbach, Germany
July 24 Sunshine Bar – Köln, Germany
July 25 Grüner Baum – Ottersweier, Germany
July 26 Hunsrück Open Air Festival – Hunsrück, Germany
July 27 Ayn Raum Haus – Mannheim, Germany
July 28 Villa Nachttanz Festivilla – Heidelberg, Germany
July 29 Loophole – Berlin, Germany
July 30 Hängarpalooza – Hangelar, Germany
July 31 TBA (Netherlands)
Keep an eye on here for updates, we will be filling these final dates in the next couple weeks…
Wrote this tonight, just a short little tune, what I think it must feel like to be a mother… a tribute to all the amazing moms out there!
Shot it in my kitchen… one of my favorite spots to play music at night.
Hope you guys are all doing good! I’ve been doing a massive purge of stuff. Getting rid of tons of possessions, selling it or throwing it out. Feels good to lighten the load. I think I’ll just keep doing it till I lift off the ground!
So much love,
This was a lot of fun… Neeti Fidurko of Tree in the Sky did the filming for Multibird… Enjoy!
we have a super duper awesome 4 piece band traveling up north this February!!! Stoked.
Poster design by Patrick Ishi Ishi
The quartet Multibird consists of Faergolzia (acoustic guitar, vox), Shaun Jones (electric guitar, vox, percussion), Emily DiPaola (vox, trumpet, percussion) Luke Cornwell (bass guitar, vox, percussion). The quartet will headline performances in Albany, Buffalo, Winooski, Burlington, Portland, Montréal, Northampton and Boston.
Individual facebook events can be found here:
this one’s a few years old, but still holds it’s own as a silly xmas rap song….
Well, well, well, here we are again, me talking to you from the lofty position of my attic studio space. It’s snowing outside, and I’ve got a rare moment alone in the house with no children, no partner, no house guests, no friends. I’ve always loved solitude, ever since I was a little kid. If I don’t get it, I get really crabby. Last week, last weekend was a busy one in which I had my first art show in many years (it is hung and looks great over at Photo City Improv), and at that show my band Multibird performed. The next day I flew to Boston for a video shoot with my friend Emilie Stark-Menneg who is an incredible artist I’ve been lucky to know for 10 years or so now. She and her partner John Bisbee, an excellent sculptor put together a crazy plan (involving a bunch of goats and artists) and had me and about 10 other people trek out to a farm in a town I don’t even know the name of… It features my song, Holy Mother, which is from the #100songs project. On the night after this video shoot, I played a small house show in Boston then got on a plane back home the next day.
I was quite inspired by this video shoot, realizing magic can really happen in a short span of time if the energy is right. We shot this video the night after I got back from the trip. None of my bandmates knew the song previous to this night, and we threw it all together with this loose script I wrote, pressed record and watched it unfold. I believe I’m going to make more and more videos in this manner because of the personal aspect it maintains. I love small events, like house shows or hanging out with friends and getting weird. I want to show this beauty to those in the world who do not have this in their day to day lives. I have a love for this video similar to that of loving a gift you’ve made for someone you care about.
I hope you’ll enjoy it too! It’s a Patreon patron exclusive. I want to THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP OF MY HEART!!! Seriously, I know it might be tough for some of you, so thanks a ton. I wouldn’t be able to work as hard as I do creating all these odd pieces of art without you. Here’s the song if you’d like to just listen to it, or click on the link above to watch the video and listen!
Big love to y’all, keep fighting the good fight!