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paul in dublin on wednesday night

November 10th, 2014



i had a great show in london last week — thanks everyone for coming out and being so generous. after so many years of wanting to come to the UK it was amazing to actually be there and play for you.

next up — dublin on wednesday, nov 12: the rooftop bar at the odessa club. tickets 10€ at the door (if you want me to hold a ticket for you just email your name and ticket count to contact AT blacklabworld DOT com).

doors at 8, singer/songwriter eloria opens at 8:30, i’ll go on at 9:30, play a couple of sets, then be around to hang out afterwards. it’s a beautiful room — 14 dame court, dublin 2 — and i hope to see you there.

i’m not going to be able to play in hamburg unfortunately so i hope you can make it over to dublin.

thanks to dave ivers and richard parsons for making these two gigs happen! (photo by mykey,

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paul in austin this thursday night

October 21st, 2014

i’m playing solo acoustic at the cactus cafe in austin, this thursday at 8. i asked for a nice little opening slot but apparently i’m headlining (eek!!)

please please make it if you can, and if you can’t please tell your friends in the austin area. thanks!

tickets right here:


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free mp3 of the month (& half-price sale)

September 17th, 2014

hey everyone,

check out the new free mp3 of the month, available now for download up in the black top bar — “underwater” from a raven has my heart. this is probably my favorite song from our new album and the one most similar to “this night” from passion leaves a trace.

in fact, buy a copy of ‘a raven’ now on CD and get ‘passion’ half off: 2 CDs for $18.

it makes a perfect gift, an easy way to replace a worn out copy, and a chance to get the new album (and its beautiful art work) in your hot little hands.

as always, we are incredibly grateful to you for your support of us. from the early days of buying ‘see the sun’ from us online to the recent kickstarter campaign, your willingness to spend money on music that you’re passionate about keeps us in the business of making music.

thank you so much.

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if you liked ‘this night,’ you’ll like ‘a raven has my heart’

September 3rd, 2014

hey, we just wanted to reach out to everyone who found us via the song ‘this night’ and its appearance on ‘the shield,’ ‘house m.d.,’ and ‘banshee.’

you might have really dug the vibe of ‘this night’ and not found a lot of other stuff with that same sound among the black lab catalogue. now you can glut yourself on moody, electronic-flavored darkness all you want with the new black lab album, ‘a raven has my heart.’

the album comes from the same place as ‘this night,’ and you can hear it. click here to see videos of ‘this night’ in your favorite shows as well as to preview the new album and get a free download of ‘underwater.’

we love ‘this night,’ and we especially love ‘a raven has my heart.’ we hope you will check it out…


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black lab in LA & NYC

July 31st, 2014

hello peeps,

andy and i will be playing acoustic shows in august to say thank you for the success of our kickstarter and to celebrate the release of a raven has my heart. there will be one show in LA and one in NYC. please come!

los angeles, thursday 8/14 at 8pm, hotel cafe, 1623 north cahuenga blvd. tickets $10 at

new york city, saturday 8/16 at 7pm, mercury lounge, 217 east houston street. tickets are free (thanks to the incredible generosity of our sponsoring kickstarter contributor). to secure tickets just email us at with your name and how many tickets you want (max 2). we’ll get back to you to confirm your name is on the list.

we’ll be hanging around after the shows to chat, sign posters and CDs, etc., so be sure to stop and say hello (unfortunately, both shows are at 21+ venues, so if you’re underage and want to say hi just come lurk outside the back door and we’ll bring you beer). there will also be exclusive t-shirts celebrating the shows on sale.

AND, we need some help with our NY show if you have some extra time. we want to make a nice video of the NY performance, so if there’s anyone out there with a canon 5D or 7D and some experience, please let us know (and if you can’t make the show but would be up for editing the footage, please let us know that as well). we also need some lighting, crewpeople, and someone to help us sell merch. shoot us an email and we’ll all have dinner together before the show.

we can’t wait to see you.


paul & andy

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