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Michael Chapman Nominated for A2IM Libera Awards.

Michael Chapman Nominated for A2IM Libera Awards.

We’d like to extend our thanks to The American Association of Independent Music for nominating Michael Chapman’s 50 for Best Country/Americana/Folk Album of 2017.

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Watch Michael Chapman on Later ... with Jools Holland.

Watch Michael Chapman on Later … with Jools Holland.

Ladies and gentlemen, here is Mr. Michael Chapman performing “Sometimes You Just Drive” on Later … with Jools Holland on BBC Two last night, on the same episode as Christine McVie, Valerie June, and Ed Sheeran. We are so proud of Michael and this moving performance.

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Michael Chapman on Later ... with Jools Holland.

Michael Chapman on Later … with Jools Holland.

Tomorrow, April 18, at 10pm GMT/5pm EST, the legendary Michael Chapman will appear for the first time ever on Later … with Jools Holland on BBC 2. He will likely play some material from his critically acclaimed new album 50, produced by acolyte (and spring tour mate) Steve Gunn. He will be joined on the program by Valerie June and another guitar guy called Ed Sheeran… a rather motley crew. Tune in.

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Michael Chapman Profiled on NPR's Morning Edition.

Michael Chapman Profiled on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Thanks very much to NPR’s Morning Edition and Joel Rose for this morning’s lovely story on Michael Chapman, in which the Fully Qualified Survivor, along with producer Steve Gunn and critic Andrew Male, looks back at his long career and discusses why Yorkshiremen are cheap, how his career started with a rainstorm, why he never sings sober, and his moving, universally acclaimed new record 50 (which you can order, and hear, below.)

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James Elkington in Paradise.

James Elkington in Paradise.

We’re excited to welcome to PoB Mr. James Elkington, whose masterful guitar playing and arranging you’ve certainly heard, even if you didn’t realize it. An inveterate collaborator, Jim has been the other guitarist in Steve Gunn’s band since Way Out Weather. He has also toured and/or recorded with Michael Chapman (on 50), Nathan Salsburg (on Ambsace), Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, Joan Shelley, Tortoise, and Brokeback, just to name some of his many enthusiastic admirers. Stay tuned for details on his debut solo album, and catch him onstage this week with Jake Xerxes Fussell and Wilco.

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Mind Over Mirrors: Undying Color Release Day + Our First 100 Days.

Mind Over Mirrors: Undying Color Release Day + Our First 100 Days.

If you require a mind-expanding tonic to our national spell of ignorant, truculent insanity, the new Mind Over Mirrors album Undying Color is available today in your favorite record shops and online merchants, digital and physical alike. Listen, read critical acclaim for the album, learn about Secretly Group’s Our First 100 Days Project, and catch up on current and upcoming PoB tours.

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Michael Chapman: 50 Release Day.

Michael Chapman: 50 Release Day.

If you need a distraction from the eldritch horrors of Inauguration Day, take a lesson from the Fully Qualified Survivor. Get thee to your local record store to grip what is shaping up to be one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2017. Or, as Laura Snapes (Pitchfork, NPR, Guardian) recently recommended: “If you’re looking for a peaceful record for this torrid week, 50 is it.” Check out Uncut’s career-spanning 7pp. feature and new rave reviews in The Times, Daily Mirror, i, etc.

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Stream Michael Chapman's 50 in Full via Stereogum.

Stream Michael Chapman’s 50 in Full via Stereogum.

January 20th sees the release of Michael Chapman’s 50, produced by Steve Gunn and described by Pitchfork as “a startlingly current and nearly apocalyptic vision of America… an album full of brimstone and brine, perhaps more perfect for this moment in history than we’d like to admit.” Now Stereogum presents 50 in its entirety.

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Michael Chapman Premieres "Memphis in Winter" via Noisey.

Michael Chapman Premieres “Memphis in Winter” via Noisey.

Taken from his anticipated album 50, out January 20th, the hellish travelogue approaches a pure distillation of the perfect Chapman song, with its dark lyrics and mesmerizing, elastic instrumental passages. (We’re snowed in here in North Carolina, so it feels particularly apropos to the season.)

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Michael Chapman Live Session on BBC 6 Radio with Marc Riley.

Michael Chapman Live Session on BBC 6 Radio with Marc Riley.

The legendary Michael Chapman joined Marc Riley on BBC 6 Radio Music today, playing several songs and chatting about his new album 50; recording with Steve Gunn, Nathan Bowles, James Elkington, Jason Meagher, and Jimy SeiTang (“a stick insect who plays the bass!”); his first American tour disaster in 1971; and … run-ins with Jimi Hendrix, among other things.

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Michael Chapman's 50 Celebrated by MOJO, Uncut, The Wire, BBC, Record Collector.

Michael Chapman’s 50 Celebrated by MOJO, Uncut, The Wire, BBC, Record Collector.

The critical acclaim for Michael Chapman’s magnificent forthcoming album 50 continues with unanimous praise from the UK, including MOJO, Uncut, The Wire, BBC Radio, and Record Collector. Also, peep photos of the finished LP package.

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Annual Krampus Day Sale: 20% Off Through Dec. 11.

Annual Krampus Day Sale: 20% Off Through Dec. 11.

To celebrate, all catalog items will be discounted 20% through Sunday, Dec. 11th when you use the coupon code KRAMPUS during checkout. This year, in the spirit of assistance and resistance, we will be donating a portion of our sale proceeds to the ACLU. Also, listen to our PoB 2016 Picks + Office Favorites Playlist.

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