— credits —

Chris McFarland – Acoustic & electric guitar, vocals, bells
Scott Schoppert – Drums & hand percussion (tracks 1 & 4)
James Stevens – Bass, organ, additional electric guitar (tracks 1 & 4)
Kyle Fischer – Lap steel (track 2)
Caithlin De Marrais – Backing vocal (track 3)

Tracks 2 & 3 recorded at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Brooklyn, NY
Additional recording in Brooklyn apartment & Manhattan dorm
Engineer: Kyle Fischer
Mixed and produced by Kyle Fischer w. Chris McFarland

Tracks 1 & 4 recorded at EAR Studio – Austin, TX
Engineer: James Stevens
Mixed and produced by James Stevens w. Chris McFarland

Mastered by Jim Wilson at Airshow Mastering

All songs ©2009 Chris McFarland
except “The Last Day of Our Acquaintance”
©1990 Sinead O’Connor

The Unraveling

a four song EP from

Chris McFarland

Click any song to play:

Album Player

Download review copy »

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.


2009 The Unraveling EP
2004 Given
2003 Three From Given EP
2001 As If To Lay To Rest
1999 Distance for Departure

brooklyn, new york – – blog