Mike Coykendall to Tour in Support of New LP out July 17 on Fluff and Gravy

Half Past cover hiresWe just got off the phone with Mike Coykendall talking about his life in music and his new(ish) LP set for release on July 17. Some covers, some original tracks, and a little piece or two from his musical past (Klyde Konnor tracks and more), Half Past, Present Pending is a self-indulgent record collected and sewn together by seasoned hands. Mike the producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist departed from his 2012 entry (Chasing Away the Dots) to create something singular, free of collaborations or need for a band or supporting cast members. Though art is never created in a vacuum, Mike created a stripped down medley of tracks which hang together like a jam session, a fun afternoon of idly playing music for nothing more than keeping the birds of boredom from nesting under a summer porch’s awning.

After some thirty years in music, the last eight or so full-time as a producer and accompanying instrumentalist with the likes of M Ward, She & Him, Ben Gibbard and others, Mike is at a place where his music is for him. This kind of selfish art makes for someone playing freely, creating freely, and often leads to a candid look into what a musician likes most about music.

Get a listen to a little teaser below of what Mike is bringing to the album.

  1. All That I Wanted (2:49)
  2. Spacebaker Blues (3:20)
  3. Late Night (2:48)
  4. Trave Round The World (3:19)
  5. In The Summertime (1:54)
  6. East of Cheney (2:23)
  7. Killing Time (2:43)
  8. Just South of Levitation (3:48)
  9. Hard Landing (2:54)
  10. Paranoid Eyes (3:56)
  11. Burn on Reentry (2:22)
  12. You Don’t Have To Treat You That Way (2:09)
  13. Thing (3:31)


To celebrate the record, Mike will be performing a week’s worth of local record release parties!!!
7/18 – Portland @ Doug Fir (Project Pabst Event) w/Fernando, Jeremy Wilson
7/19 – Portland @ Music Millennium in store 3PM, Landmark Saloon Unhappy hour 5:30PM
7/20 – Portland @ Powell’s bookstore. Playing behind poet Tim Sproul
7/21 – Portland – House Party – Fluff and Gravy Studios w/Carlos Forster
7/22 – Seattle @ Vermillion w/Carlos Forster & Virgin of the Birds
7/23 – Portland @ Kelly’s Olympian w/Carlos Forster, Annalisa Tornfelt, & Virgin of the Birds
7/24 – Salem @ The Governor’s Cup w/Carlos Forster & Annalisa Tornfelt
7/25 – Portland @ Laurelthirst Public House w/Carlos Forster

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