Hello, I'm Thomas Comerford, songwriter, singer, guitarist, filmmaker in Chicago, IL.

A 7" record "Spell of Protection" b/w "Those Who Fear Tomorrow" (feat. Mar Caribe) released on 4/28/23! I tracked this last year collaborating on the arrangements with Tom McGettrick and Mar Caribe. Nick Broste recorded it at Electrical Audio. There will only be 100 of these with 3-color silkscreen sleeve by Colin Palombi -- you can preview "Spell" and order now!

Upcoming Shows:

9/13/23 - Chicago Underground Film Festival Opening Night Party Featuring Another VU, 1375 W. Lake St (Upstairs), 9pm, 21+, $10. My Velvet Underground tribute group will play 2 sets, the first of which features VU material from 66-68 with guest Randy Mollner on viola. Second set features 1969-70 era VU. Both sets will feature a light show!

9/16/23 - Jen & Jerome Fest 2 - Benefit for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, with Naomi Ashley & Jon Williams, Rachel Drew, The Menards, Kent Rose, James Dean Joint, Thomas Comerford and more. Fitzgeralds, 6615 W Roosevelt Road Berwyn, IL 60402, 1pm, All-ages, $28-48. Advance Tix.

10/7/23 - Thomas Comerford + Contorno, Tone Deaf Records, 4356 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2pm, All-ages, FREE!

Recent News:

Introverts, my fourth solo LP, was issued in June 2021. You can order the vinyl LP through bandcamp. It is in stock at these Chicago-area record stores. You also can stream it on just about every streaming service.

Press for Introverts:

4/5 Stars, "“Introverts is the stunning 4th album from the Chicago-based Thomas Comerford … Musically akin to pre-Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Wilco … Introverts is without a doubt a ‘go back to’ LP.” -- Louis Wigget, Shindig! Magazine

"Comerford straddles the singer-songwriter era of the 1970s and the dusty, deadpan observations of psychedelic iconoclasts such as Bill Callahan ... These beguiling country songs leave their doors open for you to poke around and find hidden interpretations that are inevitably right." -- Mark Guarino, Chicago Reader

"The vividness of Comerford’s words establish him as an uncommonly astute exponent of the singer-songwriter tradition. Adding to this is distinctive inflection that at times recalls Bill Callahan and David Berman." -- Joseph Neff, Vinyl District

"... eight very well thought out tunes that are likely to remind you of Willie Nelson, Lou Reed, Joe Strummer, or Tom Waits." --Tom Haugen, Daily Vault

"I want to say this feels like the ’60s invading the ’80s indie scene by way of ’70s singer-songwriters, but that duet with Azita Youssefi on “Partners” is such a perfectly timeless update of the Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazelwood dynamic, I’m just at a loss for words." -- Nick Spacek, Cinepunx

Big Takeover premiered the video for "Three Sisters" on 4/5/21. Animation by Dave Merson Hess.

Chicago Reader profile, 5//26/20.

Quarantine Singles: