Beauty and Undertow
the upcoming EP from
released on August 21st, 2012
have a listen to “Wild Abandon”
Chris McFarland – Guitars and Vocals
Brian Bender — Bass / Backing Vocals (Tracks 2 & 4)
Jon Anderson — Keyboards
William Kuehn — Percussion
Caithlin De Marrais — Backing Vocals (Tracks 2, 3, & 5)
Kyle Fischer — Lap Steel (Tracks 3 & 5)
Produced, mixed, and engineered by Brian Bender at The Motherbrain, Brooklyn NY
Assisted by Jon Anderson
Mastered by Nathan James at Vault Mastering
Cover art by Nathan Gray
All songs written by Chris McFarland ©2012
About the Album
With a gritty immediacy and a been-there voice, this songwriter continues to grow in his craft. Beauty and Undertow is collection of songs about love, sadness, hope, and the process of letting go. Chris McFarland takes his style of simple storytelling and arcs it with infectious melody and approachable honesty. A perfect illustration of the power of song.
About Chris McFarland
End Up welcomes native Texan and longtime friend Chris McFarland to our roster.
His melodious ceremonial self-eviscerations (often lasting up to a full hour!) have captivated heartsick audiences for more than ten years. Born indie, a native of the Austin area, friend of humanity and the animals . . . Few know his 20 years as a vegan have been fueled primarily by a latent hostility toward all forms of vegetable. He takes it out on his late-model Martin acoustic guitar, worn to rival Willie’s in just a few short years of playing.
Chris has shared stages with Bright Eyes, Grandaddy, Rebecca Gates (of The Spinanes), Britt Daniel (of Spoon), Ted Leo, The Dirty Three, Mates of State, Rainer Maria, Neko Case, Denali and David Dondero, just to name a few.
2012 Beauty and Undertow
2009 The Unraveling EP
2003 Three From Given EP
2001 As If To Lay To Rest
1999 Distance for Departure