Friday, July 14, 2017

COMPANY OF THIEVES ANNOUNCE REUNION TOUR
MORE INDUSTRY NEWS / JULY 11, 2017 / BY JACKIE NARANJO

Indie group Company of Thieves announce they will be re-uniting to tour, 10 years after their independently recorded and self-released debut record, “Ordinary Riches” was released. The cult band comprised of Genevieve Schatz, Marc Walloch and Chris Faller will also be releasing a new single this summer, the first song in 6 years.

"In a time of painful cultural divide we are thankful to be coming back together in the name of love and music," the band announced. Over a decade ago, as Company of Thieves’ founding members, Genevieve Schatz and Marc Walloch sat across from one another on the train platform at Union Station in Chicago and became fast friends over a conversation about The Beatles. The band quickly became a favorite amongst the Chicago indie rock community. After scraping together recording funds, the kids took a risk and independently released their debut album “Ordinary Riches” in 2007. They soon played SXSW, got discovered and re-released "Ordinary Riches" via Wind-Up Records in 2009, following up with their sophomore LP, "Running From A Gamble," in 2011.

With industry and personal struggles, the band took a hiatus and decided to pursue other creative outlets in 2013. Genevieve went on to release a solo EP “Show Your Colors” and tours the material accompanied by Chris. Marc released a solo record “Through The Seasons” under the moniker Spill, and also plays bass for AWOLNATION. The time spent apart for the band was an important step in each member’s journey to self-discovery, whether it be musical or personal, but ultimately, fate played it’s hand of cards.
“We had been playing music separately and had been missing each other immensely. We would run into each other at venues and shows in LA and get misty eyed,” says Gen of Marc. “One night Chris and I were driving after a show and a car clipped the back of us. It was this moment where my life flashed before my eyes, and I thought - oh my god, I miss Marc so much.” Shortly after, the band embarked on a camping trip, where they built a fire together and expressed their longing to bring Company of Thieves back to life.

TOUR DATES: 9/12 Indianapolis, IN – HI-FI
9/13 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
9/14 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
9/16 Columbus, OH - ID Fest
9/18 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
9/19 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
9/20 Albany, NY - Jupiter Hall
9/22 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
9/25 Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar
9/27 Denver, CO - The Walnut Room

https://www.musicconnection.com/company-thieves-announce-reunion/

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


This documentary was included with the original 2007 independent release of Ordinary Riches.
https://www.youtube.com/user/RLaidEPeas

Saturday, July 20, 2013



Gorgeous Grotesque performed live at Taste of Chicago 2013 in Grant Park.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

(Taken from COT's Official Facebook Page)

Unfortunately we had our trailer stolen in our neighborhood the other day. It had a good deal of gear and our merch in it. If anyone happens to come across any of the items below, please let us know. In the meantime, we are figuring out if our equipment insurance can help too. Thanks for the support! 

PICS: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152553626280037.968912.65708500036&type=3

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Thank you, and keep spreading the word about Company of Thieves!

My CoT story...

In December of 2008 I discovered a small video on YouTube for "Oscar Wilde" by Company of Thieves.  I was immediately drawn in.  The lush melodies of Marc Walloch's intricate guitar work combined with the powerful vocals of Genevieve Schatz created an undeniable musical landscape full of passion and honesty.  At that time, their independent debut album Ordinary Riches was unavailable, but would soon be re-released on iTunes.  I also discovered that they previously released an acoustic EP that was no longer in circulation.  My mission was clear and I was intent on doing whatever it took to get my hands on this music.  Armed only with a single .mp3 of Oscar Wilde, a friend and I jumped into my car and drove two hours in the dead of winter to see Company of Thieves perform.  Their live performance was amazing, and I walked away with the original independent release version of Ordinary Riches in my hands! I was hooked.  Now I had track down this acoustic EP that I had only read about online.

I had the fortunate opportunity to see Company of Thieves live for a second time a few weeks later.  After their performance the band members took some time to talk to the fans in the audience, and I questioned them on the whereabouts of this mysterious acoustic EP.  Much to my surprise, guitarist Marc Walloch offered to make a copy of the CD, and asked me to send him my mailing address.  Now, they just recently embarked on a nationwide tour for Ordinary Riches, but true to his word Marc took the time to make a copy, found a FedEx while on the road, and delivered it.  I received a package in the mail with the Tourniquet Acoustic EP safely sealed inside just a few days later.  The padded envelope read "Love, Peace, and Music - CoT."

Company of Thieves' debut album Ordinary Riches is a complete work with an infectiousness that has kept it on infinite repeat since the day I discovered it.  All of the band members are such genuine and beautiful individuals that its no wonder that their music touches people in the way that it does.


Now in 2011, their second studio release Death of Communication shows the evolution of their music after a rigorous two years on the road.  I had the good fortune to catch CoT live a couple of times in support of the new album, and they still continue to amaze!  Unfortunately, a packed schedule and other obligations have limited my ability to update the Dangerous Indeed blog pages, as well as my YouTube and Vimeo pages dedicated to CoT.

The world has yet to see what Company of Thieves will become, and I will be watching and supporting them every step of the way!

Thanks to any and all followers of the Dangerous Indeed blog, and keep spreading the word about CoT!
Lionel M.,  Chicago, IL

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http://twitter.com/cotLife
http://www.companyofthieves.net


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Monday, November 7, 2011

Cast your vote for CoT!!

We are in a dead heat with MONA in lastFM's summer session contest! I'm sure we can win with the support of the CoT Community!

You can vote as many times as you can and want here, and please spread the word!

http://lastfmdiscover.radio.com/2011/10/31/vote-for-your-favorite-summer-session-of-2011/

Vote Early, Vote Often!!!

Thanks!
Lionel

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

FYE Acoustic Set - Woodfield, IL (Vimeo)



Acoustic show at FYE Show in Woodlfield, IL

- Queen of Hearts
- Modern Waste
- Oscar Wilde
- Death of Communication
- Tallulah

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Last FM Discover - Interview




Summer Sessions continue with the Chicago, IL band Company of Thieves. In our studio they played four-songs from their sophomore album Running From A Gamble and chatted with us. Their debut album Ordinary Riches released in February of '09, was fueled by the feel-good, four-on-the-floor single "Oscar Wilde." Click thru to check out their unplugged session.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Audiotree Live In-Studio Performance and Interview


- CoT on Audiotree Live 8/2/11

Death of Communication (Cover)



"This song has been stuck in my head for weeks...so I spit it out."