the black watch on the road in support of "Witches," out now.


John Andrew Fredrick, leader of Los Angeles-based, the black watch, is currently out on a short tour supporting the band’s 16th (true!) studio album, Witches!, out now on the Atom Records label. A video for the single “Georgette, Georgette” recently premiered via UK website XS Noize, along with a lengthy interview and review of the album.

the black watch - On Tour

  • 10/25/2018: Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room

  • 10/27/2018: Bizbee, AZ @ The Quarry

  • 10/29/2018: Denver, CO @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

  • 10/30/2018: Wichita, KS @ Kirby's

  • 11/01/2018: Normal, IL @ Nightstop

  • 11/03/2018: Minneapolis, MN @ Nomads

  • 11/06/2018: Chicago, IL @ Elbo Room

  • 11/09/2018: Dayton, OH @ South Park Tavern


the black watch to issue "Witches!" on July 27th


“I imagined Syd Barrett joining New Order with just the kick drum and the 808 state, or whatever it’s called, for the pulse," says  John Andrew Fredrick of the black watch about Witches! (July 27th, ATOM Records), his band's 16th (!) album in a prolific career spanning 30 years. Look out for lead single "Georgette, Georgette" coming soon. Hear current single "Oh You Little Witch" (from "The Paper Boats" EP) at PopMatters.

the black watch shares "Oh You Little Witch" with PopMatters


Happy release day to the black watch! "The Paper Boats" EP is four songs that stand apart from a brand-new album already cooling on the rack for consumption later this year (news soon!) For now, give a listen to "Oh You Little Witch" over at PopMatters. Scribe Jedd Beaudoin says the song is "buoyed by a Manchester-style bassline, sparse but chiming, uplifting guitars and spacious drums that lift the song as much as John Andrew Fredrick's singular, charming vocal delivery."



the black watch to release "The Paper Boats EP" on April 27th


Over the course of his long and varied career, John Andrew Fredrick has cumulatively released 25 albums, EPs, and books. His latest as the black watch, "The Paper Boats EP," is scheduled for April 27th.

The new EP was engineered by guitarist Andy Creighton (who fronts his own pop band, The World Record, and whose angular leads were featured on last year’s the black watch LP.) The songs were done quickly at Creighton’s shed in the obscure El Sereno district of Los Angeles, then sent for mixing to Scott Campbell’s (Shelby LynneStevie NicksAcetone) state-of-the-art studio in Woodland Hills.