Tim Foljahn is a Michigan-born, New York-based singer-songwriter/guitarist who has more than likely played on one of your favorite records.
Some highlights from the tip of his iceberg-sized resume: He was the guitarist on the first two Cat Power records. He toured with and worked on the final Townes Van Zandt recordings. He lent his guitar skills to Half Japanese as well as the Boredoms. He played on the fantastic Thurston Moore solo record Psychic Hearts.
All the while, Foljahn released a series of his own brooding and lovely song cycles and experimental recordings under the moniker Two Dollar Guitar. With Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley on drums and a revolving cast of band and tour mates, including Smokey Hormel, Chris Brokaw and Christina Rosenvinge, the group released six albums on Shelley’s Smells Like Records label.
Songs For An Age Of Extinction is Foljahn’s first “song-based” record since Two Dollar Guitar’s The Wear and Tear of Fear from 2006 and his first release for Kiam Records. The wait has been long, but worth it.
Songs For An Age Of Extinction will be out on March 6, 2012 (digital, cd and limited edition blue vinyl). Foljahn will be touring in March (including SXSW) with Jennifer O’Connor.
TOUR DATES (more dates TBA)
March 2 New York, NY Cake Shop w/ Jennifer O’Connor & Ma’am
March 6 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar w/ Jennifer O’Connor & Pet Milk
March 9 Durham, NC Garage Bar @ Motorco w/ Jennifer O’Connor
March 10 Asheville, NC Lexington Avenue Brewery w/ Jennifer O’Connor & On The Take
March 12 Atlanta, GA The Five Spot w/ Jennifer O’Connor & Tunabunny