Fred Thomas announces new album with the deceptively sunny
Fred Thomas announces new album with the deceptively sunny "Good Times Are Gone Again" via The FADER
Posted 07/17/2018
Fred Thomas had been making music nonstop for years when a seismic shift in his creative process happened in 2013. Something mystical opened up in the fall of that year and the prolific songwriter moved from his already emotionally open style into an unprecedentedly direct and vulnerable lyrical approach as well as new levels of detail-fixated production. The songs took on a new urgency, inspired by a feeling that life was beginning afresh while at the same time a lifetime of experiences were cementing into worlds of memory. The results of that creatively eruptive time began with 2015's critically hailed album All Are Saved, continued into the turbulent pop of 2017’s Changer, and now float into the newly announced Aftering, a record that feels like the final chapter of an unofficial trilogy.

Today The FADER premieres lead single "Good Times Are Gone Again” with a video journey through Detroit, directed by Jeffrey Freer

"This song tries to capture the essence of when it sinks in that things are really out of control and messed up beyond your immediate repair, especially when it feels like the rug is pulled out from under you abruptly," Fred explained in an email. "It's about the feeling of exhaustion and ground-down gears from processing increasingly bad news all the time."

FADER dubbed it "a perfect jam for the summer of 2018, which seems to be plagued by a ominous kind of foreboding, even on its nicest days."

Aftering arrives September 14 with a host of special guests from all phases of Fred’s life, including labelmate Anna Burch, Elliot Bergman (Wild Belle), John Olson (Wolf Eyes), plus members of Bonny Doon, Common Holly, and Deadbeat Beat. Head over to our E-Store to pre-order on special edition LP, CD, Tape, and digital. Don't forget to check out the truly AMAZING merch made for this release.

Find Fred Thomas on tour this year supporting Joan of Arc, and Owen. Tickets onsale now.

  • 08/16 - Detroit, MI @ El Club $
  • 09/16 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk - Indoor #
  • 09/17 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall - Upstairs #
  • 11/30 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza #
  • 12/01 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #

$ w/ Joan of Arc, # w/ Owen