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March 30, 2019:
T-shirts and more can be ordered from Zazzle.


February 24, 2019:
New single “Hopeless in Stockholm” out now. At the time of this post it is available on Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, SoundCloud, Bandcamp. It will soon be on other digital platforms.

Credits: Music, lyrics, instruments, programming, lead and backing vocals by Eric Sparkwood. Backing vocals by Jessica Isaksson, Tomas Rosenberg. Produced by Tomas Rosenberg, Eric Sparkwood. Artwork by Aki Aro, Eric Sparkwood. Original Foghorn Lonesome logo by Bo Reinerdahl.


February 1, 2019:
Samples of new song “Hopeless In Stockholm” that’s currently under mixing can be found on Instagram. Like Winter Blue it features vocals in both English and Swedish. Full lyrics and translation below. Music, lyrics, instruments, programming, lead and backing vocals by Eric Sparkwood. Backing vocals by Jessica Isaksson, Tomas Rosenberg. Produced by Tomas Rosenberg, Eric Sparkwood. Artwork by Aki Aro, Eric Sparkwood.

Nu du, nu är det nog
Jag har så ont
Byggde ett luftslott
Hade ingen trott
Allt blåstes bort
Mina ögon är svarta
Ryker av svavel
Mitt förbannade hjärta
Nu blöder vi svärta

I drag my anchor through Stockholm
The weight of failure
Heavy on soul and bone
I’ve grown bitter
It’s easy to do
My illness has spread and guess what
I blame it all on you

I counted on you to see me through
I called you my home
You let me down, Stockholm

My demons grin as I lose control
Love is poison
Eats you whole
My wound so deep
Kaleidoscopic abyss
I curse the things I dearly miss
My own shadow has betrayed me
Multilayered misery
Disastrous synergy

I counted on you to see me through
I called you my home
You let me down, Stockholm
Jag söker en ro
Finns den måntro?
Vilse i dimman
Åren gått
Skägget grått

Och jag tänker på tiden i Ekensberg med kompisgänget och jag var så kär
Allt gick utför efter sketna Rödaberg
Och jag tänker på tiden i Alphyddan
Jag förde oss samman, tajt som fan
Vart tog dom vägen efter Karlavägen?

If you feel worthless then you probably are
(Ha-ha-ha-ha)
No one will love you for who you are
(Ha-ha-ha-ha)

Jag står på Skanstullsbron med spöken i led
Ett steg fram så kommer ni att se
Ångest ångar från hjärtesorg
Vid högtider en tom inkorg
Bestulen på tid
Kött och blod
Hopp och drömmar
Detta kräver mod
Råder bara snack
Få förblir en vän
Sviken om och om igen

Och jag tänker på Svea och tiden i Tumba
Känner mig hemma i det förflutna
Jag vill ha tillbaka min Amiga 500
Å jag fick landa i en famn
Jag hade en kärlek
Ja, titta jag kan
Men som allt annat hon försvann

You’ll never be good enough
No, you’ll never be good enough
Don’t ever think you’re good enough for anyone or anything

Hello, can anyone hear me?
I’m lost in the dark with the wreckage that is my heart
My compass is spinning
My fears are winning
I’m at war within
I blame you for everything

Lyrics with Swedish parts translated below.

It’s enough now
I’m in so much pain
Built an air castle
No one would have thought
Everything was blown away
My eyes are black with smoke of sulfur
My damn heart
Now we bleed black

I drag my anchor through Stockholm
The weight of failure 
Heavy on soul and bone
I’ve grown bitter
It’s easy to do
My illness has spread and guess what
I blame it all on you


I counted on you to see me through

I called you my home

You let me down, Stockholm

My demons grin as I lose control
Love is poison
Eats you whole
My wound so deep  
Kaleidoscopic abyss
I curse the things I dearly miss
My own shadow has betrayed me
Multilayered misery
Disastrous synergy

I counted on you to see me through

I called you my home

You let me down, Stockholm  
I seek peace of mind
Does it exist?
Lost in the fog
Years gone
Beard now grey

And I think about the times in Ekensberg with my friends and I was so in love
Everything went downhill after shitty Rödaberg
And I think about the times in Alphyddan
I brought us all together
We were so tight
Where did they go after Karlavägen?

If you feel worthless then you probably are

(Ha-ha-ha-ha)

No one will love you for who you are

(Ha-ha-ha-ha)

I’m standing on Skanstullsbron followed by ghosts
One step forward and you will see
Anxiety steams from heartache
An empty inbox on holidays
Robbed of time
Flesh and blood
Hopes and dreams
This takes courage
People talk a lot
Few remain a friend
Let down over and over again

And I think about Svea and the times in Tumba
I feel at home in the past
I want my Amiga 500 back
Oh I landed in an embrace
I had a love but like everything else she disappeared

You’ll never be good enough
No, you’ll never be good enough
Don’t ever think you’re good enough for anyone or anything


Hello, can anyone hear me?

I’m lost in the dark with the wreckage that is my heart

My compass is spinning

My fears are winning

I’m at war within

I blame you for everything


November 30, 2018:
New music has been recorded. Release early next year.


August 7, 2018:
Thanks to everyone who attended Jonfest. Videos below. Photos on Facebook and Instagram.




July 22, 2018:

We will be playing a new song at Jonfest titled “Hopeless In Stockholm”. Full lyrics below. It will be released at a later date. See you on August 3.

Nu du, nu är det nog
Jag har så ont
Byggde ett luftslott
Hade ingen trott
Allt blåstes bort
Mina ögon är svarta
Ryker av svavel
Mitt förbannade hjärta
Nu blöder vi svärta


I drag my anchor through Stockholm
The weight of failure
Heavy on soul and bone
I’ve grown bitter
It’s easy to do
My illness has spread and guess what
I blame it all on you


I counted on you to see me through
I called you my home
You let down, Stockholm


My demons grin as I lose control
Love is poison
Eats you whole
My wound so deep
Kaleidoscopic abyss
I curse the things I dearly miss
My own shadow has betrayed me
Multilayered misery
Disastrous synergy


I counted on you to see me through
I called you my home
You let down, Stockholm
Jag söker en ro
Finns den måntro?
Vilse i dimman
Åren gått
Skägget grått


Och jag tänker på tiden i Ekensberg med kompisgänget och jag var så kär
Allt gick utför efter sketna Rödaberg
Och jag tänker på tiden i Alphyddan
Jag förde oss samman, tajt som fan
Vart tog dom vägen efter Karlavägen?


If you feel worthless then you probably are
(Ha-ha-ha-ha)
No one will love you for who you are
(Ha-ha-ha-ha)


Jag står på Skanstullsbron med spöken i led
Ett steg fram så kommer ni att se
Ångest ångar från hjärtesorg
Vid högtider en tom inkorg
Bestulen på tid
Kött och blod
Hopp och drömmar
Detta kräver mod
Råder bara snack
Få förblir en vän
Sviken om och om igen


Och jag tänker på Svea och tiden i Tumba
Känner mig hemma i det förflutna
Jag vill ha tillbaka min Amiga 500
Å jag fick landa i en famn
Jag hade en kärlek
Ja, titta jag kan
Men som allt annat hon försvann


You’ll never be good enough
No, you’ll never be good enough
Don’t ever think you’re good enough for anyone or anything


Hello, can anyone hear me?
I’m lost in the dark with the wreckage that is my heart
My compass is spinning
My fears are winning
I’m at war within
I blame you for everything

Music and lyrics by Eric Sparkwood


April 29, 2018:
Next show is May 18 with Us and Novembervägen at Club Devolution, hosted at Southside Pub in Sockholm.
Address: Hornsgatan 104, Stockholm, Club Devolution is located downstairs.
Date: May 18
Time: Doors at 9 PM. Show at 9:30 AM (Approx. 30 min)
Admission: 60 kr. Must be 20 to attend.
Facebook event here.

On May 1 members of all three bands will do a radio interview at rocket.fm at appprox. 6 AM CEST.


March 31, 2018:
All ten bands have been announced for Jonfest in Sweden in August. Only a few tickets left. Sign up here.


March 25, 2018:
We will be playing at Medusa Lion Bar in Gamla Stan on April 7 at approx. 1:00 AM. Free admission. Must be 18 to attend. Facebook event page here.


March 10, 2018:
We will be playing at Jonfest in Sweden in August. Tickets are limited to 100. Sign up here.


February 26, 2018:
Time change… We will be playing at approx. 9:30 PM at PSB on March 3.
Address: Skånegatan 80, Stockholm.
Date: March 3, 2018.
Time: 9:00. Foghorn Lonesome 9:30 PM – 10:15 PM approx.
Live stream on Facebook if possible.
Admission: 100 SEK at the door + 20 SEK closet fee during “jacket season”. Cash only. One beer or glass of wine is included. Must be 18 to attend
.

Facebook event page here.


January 13, 2018:
New interview.


December 29, 2017:
We will be playing at PSB on March 3, 2018. Facebook event page here.

Address: Skånegatan 80, Stockholm.
Date: March 3, 2018.
Time: Doors open 8 PM. Foghorn Lonesome 8:30 PM – 9:15 PM approx.
Live stream on Facebook if possible.
Admission: 100 SEK at the door + 20 SEK closet fee during “jacket season”. Cash only. One beer or glass of wine is included. Must be 18 to attend.


November 21, 2017:
The demo sample of ”Stockholm, You Have Let Me Down” and the first demo sample of ”Strawberry Moon” have been re-uploaded to SoundCloud. The three samples on SoundCloud are demos and don’t necessarily represent the final versions. Everything is subject to change. All demo samples of music in the works can be found in the ”Upcoming Songs” playlist.

– Eric, Nov. 21, 2017



November 10, 2017:
As mentioned before I’ve been working on some new music. Two new songs… ”Stockholm, You Have Let Me Down” and ”Strawberry Moon”, each being around ten minutes long and a new rendition of an older song. Originally I intended to release everything together as an EP along with a demo version of a previously unreleased song “Orca Now” that I wrote back in 2012. So four tracks in total. But since I work off and on on the songs I’m not sure when everything will be finished and ready. A Foghorn Lonesome release is never rushed. So I’ve decided to release the songs one by one as singles over time once they are ready. Two tracks might end up on the same release. At the moment it looks like “Strawberry Moon” and the mystery rendition song will be done first. Here is second demo sample of ”Strawberry Moon”. Previous sample deleted. It is a demo and doesn’t necessarily represent the final version. Everything is subject to change.

– Eric, Nov. 10, 2017

Demo sample credits: Music, lyrics, vocals, instruments, programming by Eric Sparkwood. Guitar by Emil Ahlström. Produced by Tomas Rosenberg, Eric Sparkwood.


September 11, 2017:
I’ve been honored again with a tattoo. This time from Lorissa in Canada. Lyrics from ”Night & Gale”. – Eric


April 27, 2017:
A big thanks to Blå Måndag, a new Swedish podcast about electronic music, for mentioning Foghorn Lonesome in their first episode. It was mentioned that we play on June 2 at Synth After Work at Temple Bar in Old Town, Stockholm. This show is cancelled due to time issues.

Photo by Bo Reinerdahl


April 2, 2017:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o9HiXbr7Z4


February 18, 2017:
Long-time producer, Tomas Rosenberg, joins the band on drums. Rehearsals have begun and we are looking into live shows.

Photo by Bo Reinerdahl


January 15, 2017:
Short new interview by The Eye of Music.


January 13, 2017:
New song, “Neon Thighs”, is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal, Deezer, SoundCloud and YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlW-jfnDDQY


January 9, 2017:
A new song, “Neon Thighs”, has been in the works and will be released soon.


Lineup change. We thank Nikita for his time with us and wish him the best in his future musical endeavours and we welcome bassist, Krzysztof Rozwadowski, to the band. Next show is at Club Devolution on December 16. Details below.
bandphoto

December 16, 2016. Club Devolution.
Hosted at Southside Pub.
Address: Hornsgatan 104, Stockholm.
Doors open 9 PM.
We start at 9:45 PM and play for approx. 30 min.
60 SEK at the door.
Must be 20 to attend.
Live stream can not be guaranteed due to poor connection at the venue. Video will be available later on Facebook and YouTube. Facebook event page here.
Photo by Bo Reinerdahl.


Due to illness the show at Club Devolution on November 18 is cancelled.


Next show is at Club Devolution on November 18, 2016.
Address: Hornsgatan 104, Stockholm.
60 SEK.
Must be 20 to attend.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REyFuzKjAlI


The new song, “Like A Storm“, is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, Google Play, SoundCloud and Deezer. There is an issue with the pricing of the song on iTunes…

When I uploaded the track I uploaded it as a ”single release” on the music aggregator’s website which is a digital music distribution service between the artist and the big music platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Tidal and Deezer. It’s a stand-alone release… a single. On Spotify and iTunes it shows up as an EP which is incorrect. It should be under ”single”. The price on iTunes is also incorrect. It has the price of an EP or a full album. In other words the price is too high. The price on Google Play and Amazon is correct which is what one song usually costs there. Deezer only offers streaming and the song is correctly marked as a single.

I have been in touch with the aggregator and Apple. The cause for this seems to be that all these music platforms have their own algorithm and have interpreted the song file differently. Spotify and Apple decided it was an EP most likely due to the song being 14 minutes long. Apple says this is not the case but the aggregator says it is. Neither the aggregator or Apple “can” do anything to correct this error. Everything points towards Apple’s and Spotify’s algorithm being incorrect by basing the song on its length and not on the fact that it was uploaded as a “single release”.

So at the moment the type of release (EP) of the song on Spotify and iTunes is incorrect as well as the price on iTunes. I’m not happy about this but it’s out of my control. I have done what I can to correct this. It’s very unfortunate since iTunes is a popular place to buy music. As a new band iTunes is very vital in terms of digital sales.

So I recommend to those interested in purchasing the song to do so at Bandcamp or Google Play. The song is also available for streaming on Bandcamp and YouTube. I can no longer recommend SoundCloud due to its poor audio quality.

– Eric Sparkwood, October 10, 2016
E-mail: contact[at]foghornlonesome[dot]com




Thank you to everyone who came to the show on September 17. Video of the entire show below. We will be playing again on November 4 at PSB along with Rexoria and Alfavrak.

Date: November 4, 2016 – 8 PM. Specific times of shows to be announced.
Address: PSB – Skånegatan 80, Stockholm.
Admission: 60 SEK + 20 SEK closet fee during “jacket season”. One beer or glass of wine is included. Must be 18 to attend.
Facebook Event can be found here.

– Eric Sparkwood, September 23, 2016
E-mail: contact[at]foghornlonesome[dot]com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSMYEQznJ8c


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E23cycJvGU

New song, “Like A Storm“, now online! It is a stand-alone single release and is not a part of the debut album that was released in March 2016. As of this post the track is available on Bandcamp, YouTube and SoundCloud. Free MP3 download on SoundCloud for a limited time only! The track is also available for sale on Bandcamp. All purchases are very much appreciated. SoundCloud is not recommended for streaming due to poor audio quality. For best quality via streaming Bandcamp is recommended. YouTube also provides accurate audio quality. Like A Storm will soon be available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Amazon.

– Eric Sparkwood, September 11, 2016
E-mail: contact[at]foghornlonesome[dot]com



klubbdöd
Foghorn Lonesome will playing at Klubb Död, hosted at Nalen Klubb, in Stockholm.
Date and time: September 17, 2016 – 9PM.
Address: David Bagares gata 15, Stockholm.
Admission: 150 kr (Must be 18 to attend)
Facebook Event can be found here.


A new song, “Like A Storm”, will be available soon. Sample here. It’s a standalone release and not a part of the album that was recently released. We are also rehearsing and will be playing live this autumn. Info below. Thanks for all the support.

– Eric Sparkwood, August 2016
E-mail: contact[at]foghornlonesome[dot]com



Foghorn Lonesome’s debut album is since March 2016 out on several platforms… Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, Google Play, SoundCloud and YouTube.

The track order on all platforms except for Bandcamp, SoundCloud and YouTube is incorrect. Track 4 and 5 are in reverse order. Their fault. Not mine. I’ve been compensated for it. Thank you for your support.

– Eric Sparkwood, March 2016
E-mail: contact[at]foghornlonesome[dot]com

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