The Oarsman (aka Chicago's Marcus Christopher Maloney) is slated to release his debut LP, Writing House, on September 24 via local label Tandem Shop Records. The album was composed, produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Maloney in his own Ethnomusikology Studios. He played all guitar, piano, and some bass on the album, and was accompanied by Joel Heinrich (bass) and August Ogren (drums). We're pleased to be premiering Writing House's lead single, "First Flight." You can grab a download of the track above and/or enjoy a stream of it at the bottom of this post.

Maloney and co. have a bunch of U.S. tour dates lined up for this summer, but no Chicago shows at the moment. We'll keep you updated on that front.

All tour dates, a stream of "First Flight," and Writing House's cover art are below...

The Oarsman - "First Flight"


The Oarsman -- 2013 Tour Dates
06/24/2013 - Charleston, SC @ The Blind Tiger
06/25/2013 - Atlanta, GA @ Smith's Olde Bar
06/26/2013 - Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
06/29/2013 - St. Louis, MO @ Blank Space
07/01/2013 - New Orleans, LA @ Neutral Ground
07/02/2013 - Houston, TX @ notsuoH
07/03/2013 - Austin, TX @ The Scoot Inn
07/07/2013 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
07/08/2013 - Tempe, AZ @ The Sail Inn
07/10/2013 - San Diego, CA @ The Griffin
07/12/2012 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
07/14/2012 - San Francisco, CA @ 50 Mason Social Club
08/01/2013 - St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Hall
08/02/2013 - Minneapolis, MN @ Aster Cafe
08/03/2013 - Minneapolis, MN @ NoWare

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