Brooklyn-based indie artist Brook Pridemore came home from a US tour to the early days of the pandemic and dove into songwriting. More “intimate and unflinchingly honest” than anything they’d written before, these songs caught snapshots of difficult moments of the songwriter’s life: an altercation with a teacher, the suicide of a childhood friend, and more.

Those songs would eventually become the recently released album Glad To Be Alive, Pridemore’s 7th release. Brook Pridemore will also be shortly starting a tour.

Ben Hozie, leader of Brooklyn Art-Punk band Bodega, was also just home from a long tour of his own. The idea to record an album together sprung out of this burst of songwriting from Pridemore. Hozie and Pridemore recorded the album at home, playing all the instruments themselves, with some extra help from Nikki from Bodega and Tim from Big Bliss. The finished product was mixed and mastered by Adam Sachs at Trout Studios.

TOUR DATES
9.22 – Cafe Bourbon St – Columbus, OH
9.23 – Tune Temple – Akron OH
9.24 – The DAAC – Grand Rapids, MI
9.25 – The Night Shop – Bloomington, IL
9.26 – TBA -Rhinelander, WI
9.27 – Dark Horse Art Bar – Madison, WI
9.28 – Badger’s Den – Minneapolis, MN
9.29 – PS1 Close House – Iowa City, IA
9.30 – Bitch Wizard – Lincoln NE
10.1 – Sk8 Bar – St Joseph, MO
10.2 – Farewell Transmission – Kansas City, MO
10.3 – Rubber Gloves – Denton, TX
10.4 – Kick Butt Coffee – Austin, TX
10.5 – Casa De Avi – San Antonio, TX
10.6 – Super Happy Fun Land – Houston, TX
10.7 – Mudlark Theatre – New Orleans, LA
10.8 – TBA – Jackson, MS
10.9 – Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
10.10 – Betty’s – Nashville, TN
10.11 – House Show – Knoxville, TN
10.12 – Coal Chute – Roanoke, VA
10.13 – TBA – Baltimore, MD
10.14 – The Pop Club – Long Branch, NJ
10.15 – House Show – New Brunswick, NJ
10.16 – Costello Farm – Cambridge, NY
10.17 – 10 Forward – Greenfield, MA
10.18 – Deese House – Swampscott, MA
10.19 – FIND – Portland, ME
10.20 – The Collective – Brattleboro, VT
10.21 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
10.22 – Ralph’s – Worcester, MA
10.23 – Dusk – Providence, RI
10.24 – The Silhouette – Allston, MA
10.25 – Curry Donuts – Wilkes Barre, PA
10.26 – Ormsby Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
10.27 – Flat Burger Society – Pittsfield, MA
10.28 – Charlie O’s –  Montpelier, VT
10.29 – Penuches – Concord, NH
10.30 – The Studio – Laconia, NH
10.31 – Chess Company – Rockland, MA