No Country For New Nashville Podcast

POSTED ON 05/22/2014 BY canonblue

Listen to a new podcast recorded with No Country For New Nashville about the history and future of Canon Blue also featuring Casper Clausen from Efterklang. Available here.

Taco Shop Interview

POSTED ON 01/18/2014 BY canonblue

New Interview is up at the Taco Shop.  Read it here.

‘Walking Backwards’ remix for Leagues

POSTED ON 01/13/2014 BY canonblue

I did a remix of ‘Walking Backwards’ for my good friends in the band Leagues.  Listen here


The Leftover Sessions

POSTED ON 11/22/2013 BY canonblue

A new interview with The Leftover Sessions is up now, detailing working with Efterklang, creating the live version of Rumspringa, and whats next:

The Leftover Sessions – Canon Blue

Ultraísta Remix Album Out Today In UK

POSTED ON 09/02/2013 BY canonblue

The new Ultraísta Remix Album, including the Canon Blue remix of ‘Party Line’, is out today in the UK available to purchase here (digital) &  here (vinyl).


Rumspringa As Free Download On Noisetrade w/ Exclusive Bonus Material

POSTED ON 08/20/2013 BY canonblue

For a limited time Rumspringa will be available as a free download at . Included for the first time is a bonus mixtape of unreleased instrumental demos, b-sides, & sketches written during the Rumspringa sessions.  

New Ultraísta Album Out Feat. Canon Blue Remix

POSTED ON 08/06/2013 BY canonblue

The new remix album from Ultraísta is out featuring a remix I did for ‘Party Line’. Other remixes include Four Tet, Prefuse 73, Matthew Herbert, David Lynch and more. Info at the links below:



1. You’re Out (Prefuse 73 Remix)
2. Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix)
3. Gold Dayzz (FaltyDL Remix)
4. Wash It Over (ERAAS Remix)
5. Party Line (Canon Blue Remix)
6. Easier (Zammuto Remix)
7. Static Light (Matthew Herbert Remix)
8. Bad Insect (DC Sux Remix)
9. Our Song (Zero 7 Remix)
10. Strange Formula (David Lynch Remix)

1. Party Line (Nathan Fake Remix)
2. Gold Dayzz (Maribou State Remix)
3. Gold Dayzz (Boom Bip Remix)
4. Gold Dayzz (Chvrches)
5. Smalltalk (Matthew Dear Remix)
6. Smalltalk (Sasha Remix)

Free Halcyon EP download

POSTED ON 12/12/2012 BY canonblue

Many many years ago, during a long cold winter, I recorded a few songs in my bedroom and released them as an EP called Halcyon. Click the cover image below to download:

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The EP is free to you and yours. The download comes with artwork done by resident genius Ben Tousley of wilkerton fame (who also did the artwork for my first album Colonies) and was mastered by the wonderful Mads Brauer of efterklang. A full credit list, handwritten by Ben, is also available with the download. Happy Christmas….

Last Show of the Year Nov 15th

POSTED ON 11/05/2012 BY canonblue

On Nov 15th, we will be playing our last show of the year in Nashville at 3rd & Lindsley w/ our good friends in Paper Route. Also on the bill are The Last Bison, Neulore, & Steve Delopoulos. Doors at 7:30pm. It would be lovely to see you.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Part II of our session w/ Dickies

POSTED ON 10/16/2012 BY canonblue

In the Studio w Dickies

POSTED ON 09/11/2012 BY canonblue

Honeysuckle Unplugged:

Nashville Show Added W/ Polica

POSTED ON 08/22/2012 BY canonblue

We will being playing at the High Watt in Nashville, TN Sept 28th W/ Polica. More info here

New Shows w/ Polica

POSTED ON 07/18/2012 BY canonblue

We will be supporting Polica for a few shows in the midwest this September. More info and ticket links can be found here

No Longer Performing W Paper Route, Halfnoise

POSTED ON 06/08/2012 BY canonblue

*Paper Route & Halfnoise will still be performing as scheduled.

Its always been a dream of mine to be able to go on tour with close friends and have the experience of a family together on the road. Thats exactly the idea that this tour with Paper Route and Halfnoise was built around and it was something I had been looking forward to for a long time.

The decision to bow out of these shows was something I wrestled with for many days and ultimately it came down to the fact that my body was not willing to go along with my heart. After two amazing back to back tours this year it seems that I have developed a severe back injury, the result being that it is physically impossible for me to sit or stand for any significant period of time. I was ambitiously hoping that it would go away in time for me to continue on, but it seems that the only way to recover is to rest and to begin physical therapy. And as always, there is the bigger picture of potentially sacrificing and delaying future tours and recordings if I don’t take care of this now.

Thank you to everyone for your grace and understanding. If its any consolation I can guarantee that Paper Route and Halfnoise will be more than worth the price of admission. I hope to see you all soon.

Much love,


Summer Tour w/ Paper Route, Half Noise

POSTED ON 04/30/2012 BY canonblue

We’re very excited to announce we will be touring with our good friends Paper Route and Half Noise in June! Check the tour dates for more info.

Live Performance On KEXP Seattle

POSTED ON 02/08/2012 BY canonblue

We will be doing a live performance and short interview with the wonderful people of KEXP this friday Feb 10th at 3pm pacific time. You will be able to stream the performance at

New Tour With The Boxer Rebellion

POSTED ON 01/27/2012 BY canonblue

We’re happy to announce that we will be joining The Boxer Rebellion on tour this Spring starting in Tuscon, AZ on April 6! More info in the tour section here

Mutemath Tour

POSTED ON 01/09/2012 BY canonblue

We’re very happy to announce that we will be joining Mutemath for their upcoming tour at the end of the month! The nationwide jaunt starts in Houston on Jan 25th (details here). In the meantime here is Mutemath’s latest video for ‘Blood Pressure’:

Hope to see you out in this wild wonderful world of ours.

Free Halycon EP

POSTED ON 12/20/2011 BY canonblue

A fear years ago i did an EP called halcyon which is available for free here. Happy Christmas!

Last show of the year!

POSTED ON 12/05/2011 BY canonblue

We’re happy/sad/happy to being playing our last show of 2011 at the place where it all began at the basement in Nashville! One of my favorite Nashville artists Brooke Waggoner will be performing as well as a fantastic band from Chicago called Empires. We’ll also have an expanded lineup including violin so it should be a good way to bring down the year in style. Hope to see some of you there.

Tomorrow Never Knows Festival

POSTED ON 11/18/2011 BY canonblue

We’re happy to announce our first show of 2012 will be January 12th at the Tomorrow Never Knows Festival In Chicago! Details in the tour section.

Tour Starts Friday!

POSTED ON 11/03/2011 BY canonblue

We’re heading south for a few shows starting this friday at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX!  Hope to see some of you all out there.  More info here:

DC and Chicago Shows Canceled

POSTED ON 10/25/2011 BY canonblue

We’re very sorry to announce that we will be unable to play our previously scheduled shows in DC and Chicago.  We hope to be back soon.

Houston Show

POSTED ON 10/21/2011 BY canonblue

We’ve just added a new show in Houston, TX on 11.6.11 at Fitzgeralds and the best part is it’s free!  Check out the tour section for more info.

Two More Shows Added

POSTED ON 10/19/2011 BY canonblue

We’ve added two more new shows in San Antonio and Atlanta.  More info in the Tour Section

New Tour Dates

POSTED ON 10/17/2011 BY canonblue

We’ve added a few shows (with hopefully a few more on the way) to the tour dates section including Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin (Spoon, M83, Blonde Redhead, Flying Lotus….).  Hope to see some of you out in this wild world of ours.

The Boxer Rebellion Tour Cancelled

POSTED ON 10/11/2011 BY canonblue

We’re very sad to announce that our upcoming tour with The Boxer Rebellion has been cancelled due to a personal tragedy in their band. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. You can read their letter as well as get information on ticket refunds here:

Rumspringa Featured On NPR

POSTED ON 10/07/2011 BY canonblue

The fine folks at NPR World Cafe have a nice write up on the new record and they’ve also included ‘Indian Summer (Des Moines) as part of the World Cafe Next 20 compilation both of which you can find here!

New Video For ‘Bows & Arrows (Vegas)’

POSTED ON 10/04/2011 BY canonblue

We’re happy to debut the new music video for ‘Bows & Arrows (Vegas)’, directed by Dave Ogle.  Special thanks to Interview Magazine for the premiere:

Rumspringa released in Scandinavia today!

POSTED ON 08/29/2011 BY canonblue

Today Rumspringa is being released on the wonderful label Rumraket. Rumraket is where it all began for Canon Blue and I’m so happy for this day. More info on the release can be found here along with all the fantastic people and musicians who helped make it all possible:

New Tour Dates W/ The Boxer Rebellion

POSTED ON 07/27/2011 BY canonblue

We’re happy to announce that we will joining The Boxer Rebellion for a month long jaunt this fall. Tour Dates to the right.

Special Performance for ‘The Reich Effect’ July 30th

POSTED ON 07/13/2011 BY canonblue

On July 30th I will be performing as part Efterklang along with Daníel Bjarnason and the Messing Orchestra at ‘The Reich Effect’ in celebration of the 75th birthday of composer, Steve Reich.

The event takes place at the Cork Opera house in Ireland and in addition to this there will be a short acoustic Canon Blue set as well as performances by Heather Broderick and The Messing Saxes.

More info can be found here

New Record, ‘Rumspringa’, out Aug. 16th!

POSTED ON 06/26/2011 BY canonblue

After 3 long years the new Canon Blue record, ‘Rumspringa’ is finally finished and will be coming out this August on Temporary Residence!  It was produced by Mads Brauer and Casper Clausen of Efterklang and features a lot of my favorite people in the Efterklang/Rumraket family.  The first song to be released off the record is ‘Indian Summer’ which you can hear below.  The full press release is available here.

Canon Blue - Indian Summer

Canon Blue Signs With Temporary Residence

POSTED ON 06/23/2011 BY canonblue

We are very excited to announce that we have signed with the fantastic label Temporary Residence for the release of our next record! More details to come very soon…


POSTED ON BY canonblue

We have a few upcoming shows with the good folks of Foster The People next month. These will be the first shows with a batch of new songs as well as an expanded Canon Live lineup. Hope to see you there….

Clash Magazine Feature and Mag Comp

POSTED ON 11/05/2007 BY canonblue

the wonderful people over at Clash Magazine have done an interview to go along with the UK release of ‘Colonies’. The song ‘Pilguin Pop’ is also included on the compilation cd going out with each issue. On newsstands now!

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