Ahoy, music lovers of the world!

I am so extremely pleased to announce that my new record Cistern will be coming out July 15th on The Leaf Label. It has been an epic journey getting this from my brain to your ears, and I could not be more pleased with how it turned out. I would like to thank Contemporaneous, the incredible ensemble on the record; Future-Past Studio, for capturing the sound to 2” tape in Hudson, NY; the Kickstarter backers, who made this recording possible; and my awesome team working day and night to get this from me to you. 

I would also like to thank the extremely talented photographer, Alex Stoddard, who shot the images for the album artwork. We went swimming in the ocean - me in my gold tuxedo - and he captured a vastness that I think perfectly represents these compositions.

May I present, Cistern...

Photo by Alex Stoddard

Photo by Alex Stoddard

Head on over to Stereogum to hear the first single and title-track 'Cistern'.

Pre-order the album on LP, CD and download from Bandcamp.


If you want to hear music from Cistern live, I'm hitting the road this month and next. I have a string of dates on the East and West Coasts of the US with my buddy and incredible songwriter, Mirah, starting with NYC this Thursday. This will be a very special tour, as Mirah and I will be sharing a string quartet and percussionist as our band. I've arranged a whole set of Mirah's tunes especially for this tour, so you definitely won't want to miss it. 
I'll also be playing a very special show with a 10-person ensemble for 21C Music Festival in Toronto on May 28th. 
I hope you'll come out for these shows, and, as always, please spread the word! It really helps!

Thu 5 May - w/ Mirah, BRIC House Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Fri 6 May - w/ Mirah, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD, USA
Sat 7 May - w/ Mirah, Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Sun 8 May - w/ Mirah, Monty Hall, Jersey City, NJ, USA
Mon 9 May - w/ Mirah, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME, USA
Tue 10 May - w/ Mirah, BSP Kingston, Kingston, NY, USA
Thu 12 May - w/ Mirah, Cafe 939, Boston, MA, USA
Fri 13 May - w/ Mirah, Arts Riot, Burlington, VT, USA
Sat 14 May- w/ Mirah, Columbus Theatre, Providence, RI, USA
Sat 28 May - The Royal Conservatory, Koerner Hall, Toronto, CANADA
Mon 6 Jun - w/ Mirah, The Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA, USA
Tue 7 Jun - w/ Mirah, The Old Church, Portland, OR, USA
Wed 8 Jun - w/ Mirah, WOW Hall, Eugene, OR, USA
Thu 9 Jun - w/ Mirah, Swedish American Hall, San Francisco, CA, USA
Fri 10 Jun - w/ Mirah, The Cellar Door, Visalia, CA, UK
Sat 11 Jun - w/ Mirah, Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Fri 29 Jul - BBC David Bowie Prom, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

cistern credits 

Jherek Bischoff - Contrabass, Electric Bass, Ukulele, Casio, Bells

David Bloom - Conductor
Kemp Jernigan - Oboe
Vicente Alexim - Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
John Gattis - Horn
Evan Honse - Flugelhorn, Percussion
Daniel Linden - Trombone
Matt Evans - Percussion
Zsolt Balogh - Piano, Toy Piano
Kate Dreyfuss - Violin
Marina Kifferstein - Violin
Josh Henderson - Violin
Nikita Morozov - Violin
Nicole Parks - Violin
Finnegan Shanahan - Violin
Kallie Chieckhomski - Viola
Sarah Haines - Viola
Dylan Mattingly - Cello
Matthew Smith - Cello
Pat Swoboda - Contrabass 

Additional Musicians
Serena McKinney - Violin
Alina To - Violin
Brianna Atwell - Viola
Lauren Baba - Viola
Aniela Marie Perry - Cello
Eli Weinberger - Cello
Mayumi Heider - Piano, Bells 

Recorded by Patrick Higgins at Future­-Past Studios, NY, except ‘Headless’ Recorded by Robb Kunz
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Jherek Bischoff
Executively Produced by Thomas Lee Bottom
Photography by Alex Stoddard
Art Direction by Jan Lankisch 

All songs composed by Jherek Bischoff
(c) 2014 Jherek Bischoff, worldwide administration by Nettwerk One Music (Canada) limited, on behalf of Brassland Projects Inc (BMI) 

(p) 2016 Jherek Bischoff under licence to The Leaf Label Ltd
(c) 2016 The Leaf Label Ltd