Thursday, 29 January 2015
Hi folks,

We hope you've all been enjoying the new record! If you don't have a copy yet, there's our shopiTunes, or you can come see us on our upcoming tour and receive a full digital download with your ticket.

  • For those of you who already purchased a ticket to the tour, you should have an email from Ticketmaster or Warner Music Webstore with a unique code you can use to redeem your download of The Phosphorescent Blues.
  • Visit PunchBrothers.com/Redemptions for more details, or email here if you're having trouble finding your code. Keep in mind, it may take a few days after buying your tickets before you receive the e-mail with your code.
  • And don't forget, if you bought multiple tickets, that means you have some extra codes to share with friends!
Now that you hopefully have your copy of The Phosphorescent Blues, you can join our listening party and Q&A on our Facebook page later today (Jan 30) at 6pm ET/3pm PT. Everyone will hit play on the first track, "Familiarity," at the same time and Critter, Gabe, and Thile will be joining in to answer your questions as we work our way through the new album.

As a bit of a primer for the Q&A, you can listen to us discuss the new album on NPR Morning Edition from earlier this week.

Lastly, we added two summer festivals since we last wrote: Red Wing Roots at Natural Chimneys Park in Virginia and Fayetteville Roots in Arkansas. You can find all the dates on the tour page.

Best,
Greg at Punch Brothers HQ
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hi. It's Paul, writing from a sprinter van somewhere between Bremen and Hamburg.

We've been eagerly awaiting the day when we could share our new album, The Phosphorescent Blues, with the world. And now, just like that... it's out! You can buy a CD from us or get a digital copy on iTunes. The vinyl (with four extra tracks on the fourth side) will come out on February 24th, but you get an instant digital download when you buy it from our shop (pre-orderers get their link today, details here).

And just a reminder, every ticket purchased to our upcoming North American tour includes a digital download of the new album. Anyone who purchased tickets online will receive an instruction email with your unique code(s), so be sure to check your inbox. Those who purchased a ticket in person should have received a unique code with their ticket. Please visit punchbrothers.com/redemptions for instructions on how to redeem your album.

We played our first shows with The Phosphorescent Blues in Dublin, London, and Glasgow last week. On top of playing fiddle and singing in the show, Gabe is also playing some drums. It's been fun. His bass drum has goat hair on it. The North American tour begins February 20th with three nights at the 9:30 Club in DC (the first two nights are sold out but tickets are now available for the third, with Mikaela Davis as support). Since we last wrote, we've also confirmed that we'll be returning to Owensboro, KY this year for ROMP. You can find all the details and ticket links on the tour page.

We'll be hosting a listening party and Q&A on our Facebook page later this week. The invitation with timing specifics will be on Facebook and Twitter soon. We'll all hit play at the same time and chat about the album track-by-track as we listen together. Usually I like to provide soft lighting, libations (the variety depends on the hour), and a comfortable couch or chair. Just a suggestion. And turn it up.

Thanks for all the nice shout-outs we've already gotten about the record.  See you at the show...

Paul
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
We're just one week away from the release of our new album, The Phosphorescent Blues, and you can now stream it in full via The New York Times Press Play.

If you haven't pre-ordered yet, you can get CD/vinyl bundles from us or digital from iTunes and check out our tour dates if you haven't on the tour page.
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Howdy Folks!

We're now just a few weeks out from the release of our new album, The Phosphorescent Blues, and we have a new track to share with you all, "My Oh My," which Pickles would like to point out is not a palindrome. You can now get this track along with "Julep" and “I Blew It Off” as an instant download with your pre-order.

Speaking of which, we've been holding weekly contest drawings for those who have pre-ordered though our shop and we're down to the final prize: two tickets to an upcoming show of your choice and an after-show coffee or cocktail with Chris Thile. You have until next Tuesday to place your pre-order to be entered in the drawing. Apologies in advance, but we will not be able to accommodate requests to exchange the after-show drink to instead be with Paul Kowert. If you previously pre-ordered through us, you're already entered and if you pre-ordered the album from a third-party, there's a mail-in option or you can grab a Julep tee to put your name in the running. 

Our tour kicks off in just one week with a short Ireland/UK run followed by a lengthy Stateside run next month. We'll have some great people out on the road with us including Sarah Jarosz in London and Michael Daves taking on some of the US dates along with previously-announced Gaby Moreno and Gabriel Kahane support. We've also just added a third night at 9:30 Club, tickets for which will go on sale tomorrow morning at 10am ET.

Looking ahead to the summer, we'll be returning to the farm in Manchester, TN for Bonnaroo, which runs June 11-14. The following weekend, we'll take our annual pilgrimage to Telluride Bluegrass Festival. This time around, the lineup also includes duo sets from Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer and Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan.

For more on the new record, check out our cover feature in this month's issue of Relix (they're offering a discount code if you'd like a subscription: PUNCHBROTHERS). In the meantime, here's an excerpt.

We can't wait to see you all in the coming months and look forward to sharing more of the album with you soon!

Best,
Greg at Punch Brothers HQ
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