The Seattle acoustic duo Thousands passed through the CMJ office last week, and all were blown away by the immense sound and emotion that the two guys were able to create with just their voices and two beat-up acoustic guitars. The group will now be hitting the road, hopefully causing that same reaction from crowds throughout Europe and the U.S.


Made up of Kristian Garrard and Luke Bergman, the group will be joining Tune-Yards on one of the Seattle dates and for all of the European dates. Upon returning to the states, the guys will meet back up with Ben Sollee, a genre-bending cellist and vocalist, for the rest of the U.S. tour.


The band’s debut, Sounds Of Everything, was recorded all on Garrard’s handheld field recorder. There was also no mastering or post-production work done to the sound afterward, so everything that is heard on the album achieves that organic, down-home sound in a completely natural way. The guys managed to capture some beautiful noises of nature like rivers, wind blowing through the trees and birds. The debut is out now on Bella Union.


Tour Date For Thousands:
04/29 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile*
05/20 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
05/21 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
05/30 – Lyon, France – Ground Zero*
05/31 – Metz. France – Les Trinitaires*
06/02 – Paris, France – Cafe De La Danse*
06/03 – Brussles, Belgium – AB Club*
06/04 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel And Gefaehrlich*
06/05 – Berlin, Germany – Magnet*
06/06 – Amsterdam, Holland – Upstairs At Paradiso*
06/08 – London, UK – Scala*
06/13 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute*
06/14 – Aberdee, UK – The Tunnels*
06/15 – Glasgow, UK – Captain’s Rest*
06/16 – Liverpool, UK – Mojo*
06/18 – Lousiville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheater**
06/19 – Lexington, KY – Mitchell Fine Arts Center**
06/22 – Decatur, GA – Eddies Attic**
06/23 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel**
06/24 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle**
06/25 – Arlington, VA – IOTA Club And Cafe**
06/26 – Arlington, VA – IOTA Club And Cafe **
06/29 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of WIlliamsburg**
06/30 – Easton, MD – Nightcat**
* with Tune-Yards
** with Ben Sollee