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The New Thoreaus
  • Oakland, CA
  • United States
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Formed originally in 2007 as a group of Special Education teachers in Oakland, California banging out stress on drums and dulcimer, The New Thoreaus have maintained their original style while broadening their appeal through more traditional bluegrass and jazz instruments. An indie-folk band with a bluegrass bent, The New Thoreaus provide a “modern spin on old-timey folk and bluegrass,” according to the East Bay Express. “The Cello, upright bass, and trumpet lend the songs a baroque feel that’s similar to Beirut, while the harmonica and finger-picked banjo keep it firmly in Americana…When they blend in rich vocal harmonies, it’s akin to an alt-country Broken Social Scene.” (EBX)

The New Thoreaus influences range from The Decemberists, Bon Iver, and Biz Markee to Gillian Welch, The Band, and The Grateful Dead. “The music is really about making interesting sounds,” says Chris Bloomfield, one of the band’s primary songwriters. “We all learned to play together, so when we’re working on a new song, a lot of it is about testing our boundaries and figuring out how to make sounds on the edge of beautiful and uncomfortable.”

Their debut album, Neon Americana, was released in February 2013 to positive reviews. It is currently spinning on folk radio stations around the country. “The New Thoreaus are one of the few bands that can appeal to a crowd full of traditionalists AND folks who like a little something different,” says Mike Bond of Mutiny Radio’s The Bottleneck Cafe Radio Show. “Think Tom Waits meets NOLA’s Preservation Hall Jazz Band.”

Their songs range from dark and sultry tales of greed and capitalism gone awry, to murder ballads, dreamy lullabies, gospel inspired tunes, and straight ahead rock and roll. Their range of styles and singers lends their music a hard to define quality that defies easy classification.

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The New Thoreaus seeking dates in Paris, July 17-20

Going to be in Paris on July 18th?  Come see us at Shakespeare and Company!

We'll be in Paris from July 17-20, and we'd love to set up a house show or two while we're in town.  Please get in touch with us here or at newthoreaus@gmail.com.

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Posted on March 10, 2014 at 17:13

Hello, we are The New Thoreaus

Greetings, music lovers of Europe.  

As we intend to travel this summer to your storied lands, we'd like to introduce ourselves. …

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Posted on February 20, 2014 at 0:31

The New Thoreaus' European Tour July 4- August 4 2014

The New Thoreaus are coming to Europe in July!

We are looking to set up house shows in Paris, London, Dublin, Prague, Berlin, and Budapest during the month of July.  Our music combines elements of folk, jazz, bluegrass, and gospel to create a sound that is hard to pin into a genre.  we'll be touring as a quartet in support of our upcoming EP, to be released April 2014, and we'd love to play in your house!  Our music and…

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Posted on February 5, 2014 at 7:11

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The New Thoreaus seeking dates in Paris, July 17-20

Going to be in Paris on July 18th?  Come see us at Shakespeare and Company!We'll be in Paris from July 17-20, and we'd love to set up a house show or two while we're in town.  Please get in touch with us here or at newthoreaus@gmail.com.Here's a video of "Sinners on the Take" from our most recent Listening Room show: Hope to see…See More
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The New Thoreaus seeking dates in Paris, July 17-20

Going to be in Paris on July 18th?  Come see us at Shakespeare and Company!We'll be in Paris from July 17-20, and we'd love to set up a house show or two while we're in town.  Please get in touch with us here or at newthoreaus@gmail.com.Here's a video of "Sinners on the Take" from our most recent Listening Room show: Hope to see…See More
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Hello, we are The New Thoreaus

Greetings, music lovers of Europe.  As we intend to travel this summer to your storied lands, we'd like to introduce ourselves. See More
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"Thanks, Colin!  We hope to be out in your neck of the woods the week of July 11-16. Would you be interested in hosting a show?"
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"You guys look awesome! Colin"
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The New Thoreaus' European Tour July 4- August 4 2014

The New Thoreaus are coming to Europe in July!We are looking to set up house shows in Paris, London, Dublin, Prague, Berlin, and Budapest during the month of July.  Our music combines elements of folk, jazz, bluegrass, and gospel to create a sound that is hard to pin into a genre.  we'll be touring as a quartet in support of our upcoming EP, to be released April 2014, and we'd love to play in your house!  Our music and more about us can be found at…See More
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The New Thoreaus' European Tour July 4- August 4 2014

The New Thoreaus are coming to Europe in July!We are looking to set up house shows in Paris, London, Dublin, Prague, Berlin, and Budapest during the month of July.  Our music combines elements of folk, jazz, bluegrass, and gospel to create a sound that is hard to pin into a genre.  we'll be touring as a quartet in support of our upcoming EP, to be released April 2014, and we'd love to play in your house!  Our music and more about us can be found at…See More
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