If you have Perfect Foil news, or videos or photos from the
tour, please contact me and let me know about it!

Even More Photo Gallery Additions

December 12th, 2014: More photo gallery additions today. The first are two more photo sets from Perfect Foil shows: Bill Jacomet has shared Dallas, TX and Liz Baumeister sent us Blakely, PA.

There's also two non-Foil additions this time. The first is a set of photos from the Keyser, WV stop on the Squinternational tour on October 23rd, 1994, thanks to Gary Hough. The second is the Taylor-Walsh Trans-Atlantic Tour book, which was a book of tour locations and itinerary used by the staff on the tour.

Please contact me if you have something to share!

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The Film Steve Has Been Hiding From You (Unless You've Heard Of YouTube)

December 10th, 2014: Jon Neill writes to point us to Spy vs. Guy, a short film starring one Herr Taylor as a retired Russian spy hunting down dangerous technology that has fallen into unsuspecting hands. Or, as one YouTube commenter puts it, "Steve Freaking Taylor as Wile E. Coyote". Very funny and well done, and well worth spending 15 minutes on. Embed follows.

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Behind The Songs On Goliath

December 5th, 2014: Thanks to Caleb Rackley for pointing us to a NewReleaseTuesday article we missed in which Steve shares the stories behind each and very song on Goliath. Perhaps most interesting is the note about "Comedian":

I started this song twenty years ago and have been working on the lyric ever since -- I doubt a week ever passed when it wasn't rolling around in my head. The form seemed so rich with possibilities, like an intricate puzzle, and I just didn't want to screw it up. When I brought it to the band, it was very sparse, but we turned it into a pretty epic track in the studio, which inspired the more ambitious lyrical dialectic with God. This one was a bit like making a movie: long gestation, multiple false starts, fiercely trying to protect the essential idea, and praying something tolerable comes out the other end. There are so many ways these things can go wrong, so when they go right it feels like a miracle.

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"The Adventures of Bannerman" Now In Gallery

December 5th, 2014: New in the gallery section today is "The Adventures of Bannerman", a comic book that was the "limited edition souvenir program" for the Squinternational Tour in 1995.

Update: Additionally, we have four more sets of Perfect Foil concert photos: Columbus, OH thanks to John McCollum, Hollywood, CA thanks to Sonn Eidem, and Atlanta, GA and Nashville, TN (with the Chagall Guevara reunion) thanks to Wheat Williams.

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Ye Old Rumor Mill: New Music

December 4th, 2014: A source close to the band who wishes to remain anonymous has sent word that the esoteric photo Tweeted earlier today on the band's official Twitter is indeed from a post-album-release studio session, and that new music is coming!

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"Semi-Complete Steve Taylor" Now In Gallery

December 4th, 2014: The nice thing about having the new gallery section is that I can put up lots of printed material that didn't really fit anywhere else. The first such thing is a book published in 1985, "The Semi-Complete Steve Taylor", a book of sheet music for Clone and Meltdown era songs, plus three pages of tour photos from back in the day.

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More Photo Gallery Contributions

December 3rd, 2014: Volunteers are riding to the rescue by sharing their photos from recent Perfect Foil shows. Matt Scott provides photos from the Nashville "Secret Show", Danny Greene shared photos from the Charlotte, NC show, and Chris Strayer of WJTL FM 90.3 gave photos from Manheim, PA.

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Brand New Photo Gallery, Please Help!

December 2nd, 2014: Today we unveil a brand new photo gallery that, so far, has shots from various live shows plus some promotional photos. Thanks to Steve McGrew for the photos from the 1984 Meltdown tour, and to Shari Lloyd for the Steve Taylor photo legend.

If you have concert photos or anything else you think would be interesting for the gallery, please contact me. I would be happy to scan your photos or negatives, and I'll even pay the shipping both directions!

Update: Thank to the first contributor John DiBiase of JesusFreakHideout.com, who has given permission to use his photos from the Manheim, PA Perfect Foil show!

Update 2: Thanks to our second contributor Rob Riddle for sharing his photos taken at the Vienna, VA and Columbia, MD Perfect Foil shows!

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Complete Chagall Guevara Reunion Video

November 23rd, 2014: Thanks to Robert Berman, a video of the complete Chagall Guevara two-song reunion at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, minus Wade Jaynes:

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New Interview With Jimmy Abegg

November 12th, 2014: Gabriel Jones writes in to share an interview with Jimmy Abegg on the Perfect Foil's "Goliath" releasing next week. Quoth the artist:

[I]t'll be interesting because the record will be quite polarizing. There's really not easily definable Christian music on it. It's certainly created by men of faith but, on the other hand, it doesn't take aim on any specific topic and make a yay or a nay for it. I guess it's just a fun combination of words and music played by people that are having so much fun it's embarrassing.

Interestingly, he goes on to say the following. One might compare this next statement with what was frequently said by Chagall Guevara alumni regarding having no agenda.

When I started this band with the boys, one of the first things my wife said "Not another non-profit". [...] But this one is just a really exciting time. We've all kinda been around the block a little bit and I think there's an agenda-less approach.

Tour Information

Next Appearance  •  April 2015
Easterfest  •  Australia

Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil have released their new album Goliath, Buy the album now on iTunes, Amazon (download or CD), or from the band's shop. The band, along with the Peter Furler Band, are performing a few dates now to celebrate the release, and will tour more extensively very soon in support of the album. The most active sources of new information are the band's official social media outlets linked below, and the Kickstarter project's update page.

Band Official  Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube BandsInTown SoundCloud iTunes ShoreFire Media Press Bio
Steve Facebook Twitter Kickstarter Jimmy Facebook Twitter Instagram
Peter Facebook Twitter Instagram John Facebook Twitter Instagram

Free Streaming Show

Michael Tolosa filmed the Columbia, MD show, and has shared it with the world! Use Vimeo's "couch mode" to play the whole show. You can also download it in MP3 format (108MB archive) thanks to Kevin Lofgren.

[Re-]Tweets From The Band

Tour Schedule

Official Tour Schedule

April 2015 Easterfest
Toowoomba, Australia
August 2015 SoulFest
Gilford, NH

Past Shows

November 21st Album Release Party
Nashville, TN
November 20th National Youth
Workers Convention

Atlanta, GA
Note: Private show.
November 19th Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA
November 18th Grimey's
Nashville, TN
October 5th Reno, NV
October 4th Rock Of Ages Festival
Calistoga, CA
October 3rd Fresno, CA
October 2nd National Youth
Workers Convention
Sacramento, CA
Note: Private show.
October 1st West Hollywood, CA
August 9th SoulFest
Gilford, NH
July 5th AudioFeed Festival
Urbana, IL
May 19th Tulsa, OK
May 18th San Antonio, TX
May 17th Odessa, TX
May 16th Dallas, TX
May 4th Manheim, PA
May 3rd Columbia, MD
May 2nd Blakely, PA
May 1st Columbus, OH
April 30th Akron, OH
April 28th Vienna, VA
April 27th Charlotte, NC
April 25th Nashville, TN

Older Sock Heaven news and updates can be found in the news archive.