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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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Michael Chapman Premieres "Sometimes You Just Drive" via Aquarium Drunkard.

Michael Chapman Premieres “Sometimes You Just Drive” via Aquarium Drunkard.

Michael Chapman has premiered his latest single “Sometimes You Just Drive,” “further proving the transcendental power of his music.” The dark, angular song, one of three new compositions on 50, prominently features the smoldering guitar work of Steve Gunn and the backing vocals of Bridget St John, and was inspired by events very close to home.

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Pre-order Michael Chapman's 50 + Hear "That Time of Night" via NPR Music.

Pre-order Michael Chapman’s 50 + Hear “That Time of Night” via NPR Music.

Michael Chapman’s new record 50, produced by Steve Gunn and titled to commemorate fifty years of touring—and released four days before Michael’s 76th birthday—stands as a formidable monument of retrospection and introspection in his adventurous catalog, embodying his undeniable late career masterpiece. Today Chapman shares debut track “That Time of Night” via NPR Music’s Songs We Love. Pre-order and watch an album trailer.

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Michael Chapman: 50 (PoB-029)

Michael Chapman: 50 (PoB-029)

After five decades of recording and touring, veteran British songwriter and guitar sage Michael Chapman has finally made what he calls his “American record,” and the aptly titled 50 now stands as his late career masterwork, a moving legacy statement by a legend. Backed by Steve Gunn (who also produced), Nathan Bowles, James Elkington, Jason Meagher, Jimy SeiTang, and Bridget St John, Chapman tears into both bold renderings of new songs and radical reinterpretations of material from his revered catalog, his world-weary whispers assuming the incandescent power of prophecy.

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