Dear Blanca – “Thank You So Much, We’re Dear Blanca: Live”

100% of pre-order sales will go directly to New Brookland Tavern in an effort to support them through the pandemic. PRE-ORDER HERE.

On December 7th, 2019 Dear Blanca set out to record what would be Marc’s last show with the band before moving to Colorado. Sometime after this it was discovered that the hard drives were fried and the project was lost. Mysteriously, these recordings of the show were later found on a computer at New Brookland Tavern and no one knows how these ghost recordings even exist. Thanks to Carlin Thompson at NBT for unearthing the stems that were labored over by Jay Matheson at Jam Room Recording Studio.

All tracks recorded at New Brookland Tavern on December 7th, 2019 except “Temporary Solution” & “Boulders” – recorded at Township Auditorium on August 27th, 2020.

Front Cover photo by Kati Baldwin
Design layout by Chai Patel

Dylan Dickerson – Vocals, Guitar
Cam Powell – Bass
Alex McCollum – Guitar, Vocals
Marc Coty – Drums on NBT recordings
Richie Harper – Drums on Township recordings

Comfort Monk: Gratitude Volume Two

We’re intensely proud to present our second compilation album, out now on bandcamp and Spotify! This time around, there is a mixture of past podcast guests and some regional artists making up the tracklist. As always, we are so grateful to everyone who makes Comfort Monk work and all of the amazing musicians who contributed!

Dear Blanca – “Overpass” Single Release

We here at CM are proud to announce the release of a new single from the upcoming Dear Blanca full length, entitled “Perched”! It’s got the electric jolts, energetic jams, and extensive jaunt that you’ve come to expect from this Big Star-influenced powerhouse.

LISTEN TO “OVERPASS” AND PREORDER THE RECORD HERE!

Perched is out on LP/CASS/DIG July 31st via Comfort Monk

New Track: Stagbriar feat. Cayla Fralick – “The Flu”

We at Comfort Monk are beside ourselves with excitement to announce the new Stagbriar single “The Flu,” released today in advance of their August 21st offering of long-awaited sophomore LP “Suppose You Grow.”

“The Flu” is built upon rumbling cello and soft percussion, establishing a frame to support the tight harmonies, sung like a pizzicato string section. Its atmosphere and lyrics are a pensive reflection on one’s defense mechanisms.

Hear the new track and pre-order the record here! Available on vinyl, CD, and digital formats on 8/21/2020 via Comfort Monk/Stagbriar.

“The Flu” – Stagbriar ft. Cayla Fralick
Emily & Alex McCollum

Comfort Monk: Gratitude Volume One

We recruited several artists to record covers of guests from the Comfort Monk podcast. A spontaneous collaborative project that far surpassed our expectations. Thank you so much to all involved. This is Gratitude Volume One.

Tracklist:

  1. Ray Barbee, Rachel Ann Rainwater, Chuck Treece – Taking Away The Fire (Dos)
  2. Dear Blanca – Unsatisfied (The Replacements)
  3. Marshall Brown – Evergreen (Eric Slick)
  4. King Vulture – Solid Gold (Fanny)
  5. Eric Slick – Coffee (Sylvan Esso)
  6. Guitar Test – Surgery (Elf Power)
  7. Mike Watt + The Secondmen – Fully Pursuaded (Ray Barbee)
  8. B-side – O My Soul (Big Star)
  9. Numbtongue – Harvest (Vundabar)
  10. Elonzo Wesley – Cry, Cry (Grant-Lee Phillips)
  11. E. Newman – Honeybird (Andras
  12. Fabulous Bird – Can’t Hardly Wait (The Replacements)
  13. Soggy Origami – It’s All Up To You (Black Flag)
  14. Secret Guest – History Lesson/Big Lounge Scene/History Lesson–Part II (Minutemen)
  15. Jerome – Jonah (Wussy)