Art Schop

Contemporary rock that's "a mixture of Murder Ballads, Songs from a Room, and Hunky Dory."

Art Schop on Little Water Radio 

If you missed us on Little Water Radio's Nov 11 show, you can get it on the archive:

The interview starts around 1:01
Prince of Darkness 1:07
Just a Lombard Cat 1:14
Back to Earth 1:22


Death Waits I: Music and Fine Arts is Here! 

Today's the day! Art Schop's album Death Waits I:  Music and Fine Arts is finally available for all to hear!

Death Waits I is a collection of musical works inspired by the legacies and artistic vision of talented musicians, artists and historical figures including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Will Oldham, Michelangelo, Sappho, Alberto Giacometti and more!

Check out the links below to see where you can get your very own copy. 

For digital downloads ...

On iTunes 
On Amazon  

And streaming ...

On Spotify

And to get the physical copy of the album, a CD with bonus features including stunning portraits within the album jacket by New York artist Eric Collins and Martin Walker's song notes and lyrics ... 


Happy listening!

AXS Interview and Video Exclusive: Death Waits I 

Thanks to Laurie Fanelli for a great interview in AXS magazine.  Laurie also featured the exclusive premiere of the video for Death Waits I.

"On Friday, Nov. 13, Art Schop will release his inventive new album Death Waits I: Music And Fine Arts. Throughout the album, Schop finds inspiration in talented musicians, artists and historical figures, and then crafts beautiful music that both pays tribute to their legacies and honors their own artistic visions.

The album's title track, a Jacques Brel-inspired piece, is a patient and thoughtful song that dives into the immortality of art. Check out the exclusive video premiere of “Death Waits I” above to get a sneak preview at this engaging new album."


Video Feature in Huffington Post 

The Huffington Post featured our first official video from Death Waits I for the Prince of Darkness.  See it here!  (Scroll all the way down to view the video.)

Wolfswork on Spotify 

Art Schop's 2013 "Wolfswork" album was inspired by an inquiry into how Greece had gone from one of the greatest human empires to a struggling economy.  You can stream "Wolfswork" on Spotify today.

Living Room Gig - Thanks! 

Thanks to all those who came out to see us on Monday night at The Living Room.  What a great space and a great sounding room.  We managed to get some video of the set so we'll be posting that soon. 


The Lycurgus Cup Podcast

When studying past times, it's fascinating to discover that issues or preoccupations that we consider "modern" had urgency thousands of years ago.  This was the impulse behind the Wolfswork album, which circled the theme of income inequality and its resulting catastrophic effects.  Lycurgus, who played the main character in Wolfswork, founded the Spartan city state in response to the widening gap between rich and poor in the once seemingly invincible power and wealth of the Greek empire. (Given Greece's current economic woes, shouldn't we pay attention to the reports of unprecedented income inequality here in the US?)

Today I came across a similarly fascinating scientific repetition -- nanotechnology.  I'd thought that nanotechnology (referring to distances in the region of 10 to the minus 9 meters) was new.  But it turns out that the ancient Romans were using it.  And the proof is in something called the Lycurgus Cup.  Infused with tiny particles of gold and silver, the Lycurgus Cup changes colors depending on how the light hits it and what it contains.

The British museum blog has some great detail and pictures.

Poor Lycurgus came to a sorry end according to the carvings.

  1. Turmoil
  • Unbearable graffiti
    Unbearable graffiti
  • @livingroomny w @simonshippey before his return to the uk
    @livingroomny w @simonshippey before his return to the uk
  • Thanks to all who came last night @livingroomny we had a great time playing. Special thanks to sound engineer!
    Thanks to all who came last night @livingroomny we had a great time playing. Special thanks to sound engineer!
  • Reunion / Gaudy #stjohnscollege
    Reunion / Gaudy #stjohnscollege
  • Guitars #music #deathwaits
    Guitars #music #deathwaits
  • Listening to #superwolf by @theheavjamz and @bonnieprincebilly #greatmusic sounds better on #vinyl
    Listening to #superwolf by @theheavjamz and @bonnieprincebilly #greatmusic sounds better on #vinyl
  • Chicago L in the loop
    Chicago L in the loop
  • Chicago Sears tower
    Chicago Sears tower
  • Chicago virgin hotel
    Chicago virgin hotel
  • Today is #RichardWagner's birthday. Final illustration for @artschop song #thesundeceives by @oobust
    Today is #RichardWagner's birthday. Final illustration for @artschop song #thesundeceives by @oobust


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Previous events

Death Waits I - Album Release

Friday, November 13, 2015 marks the official release of Art Schop's latest album - Death Waits I: Music And Fine Arts.

You can get it now on iTunes, CD Baby, Bandcamp, Spotify, Amazon, and all mainstream music sites



Little Water Radio Appearance

Live appearance -- three songs from the upcoming album Death Waits I, and a discussion of the album with "The Rest Is Noise" host, Delphine Blue

(This show will be available as an archive on the Little Water Radio website)



Live at The Living Room

The Living Room, 134 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn

Art Schop live playing songs about David Bowie, Michelangelo, Will Oldham and Don Carlo Gesualdo and others from the upcoming album - Death Waits I