Graveyard Club

Graveyard Club recorded a collection of haunted, synth-laden songs in a 19th century mansion in St. Paul, Minnesota in the fall of 2013. These songs would comprise the group’s lo-fi debut EP Sleepwalk, released in January 2014. Founding members Matthew Schufman (vocals, synths) and Michael Wojtalewicz (guitar) began the project inspired by a unique list of shared interests: the classic short stories of sci-fi author Ray Bradbury, the music of Ryan Gosling’s little-known band Dead Man’s Bones, and a fascination with both 50’s crooners and 80’s pop music.

By the spring of 2014, the band had expanded to include members Cory Jacobs (drums) and Amanda Zimmerman (bass, vocals). The newly bolstered lineup resulted in a more dynamic sound, adding a brighter dance-friendly feel to the spooky retro vibes of their earlier work. The four-piece then teamed with Ed Ackerson at Flowers Studio in Minneapolis to record their first full-length album, Nightingale. This release saw singles “Into the Dark,” “The Night is Mine,” and “Fire in the Sky” quickly become fan-favorites. During this time the band also began establishing a reputation for their live shows around the Twin Cities and surrounding areas, including playing supporting slots for various indie acts such as The Drums and Cayucas.

In the latter half of 2015 and early 2016, Graveyard Club wrote and recorded their sophomore LP, Cellar Door at Humans Win! studio in Minneapolis. The album stays true to their dreamy new-wave sound while venturing into more ambitious sonic territory. The songs range from sugary dance-pop (No Heart, Dying Days, Diamond City), to dark and surfy (Lose My Vision, Forever), to boldly anthemic (Nightcrawler, Werewolf Teeth). Lyrically, Schufman consistently eschews personal narrative in favor of gothic-romantic imagery, tackling larger bittersweet themes of nostalgia, love, and death.

Past Shows


Dec
13
th
2019
Mainroom
Dec
13
th
2019
Mainroom

Yam Haus

with Graveyard Club and Dwynell Roland
Jul
26
th
2019
Fine Line
Jul
26
th
2019
Fine Line
May
13
th
2019
Turf Club
May
13
th
2019
Turf Club

Dizzy

with Graveyard Club
Mar
31
st
2019
7th St Entry
Mar
31
st
2019
7th St Entry

TEN FÉ

with Graveyard Club
Dec
31
st
2018
7th St Entry
Dec
3
rd
2017
7th St Entry
Dec
3
rd
2017
7th St Entry

Elliot Moss

with Graveyard Club
May
27
th
2017
Turf Club
May
27
th
2017
Turf Club

Little Fevers

with Graveyard Club and King Colt
Apr
12
th
2017
7th St Entry
Apr
12
th
2017
7th St Entry

Methyl Ethel

with Blonder and Graveyard Club
Mar
3
rd
2017
Turf Club
Feb
6
th
2017
Turf Club
Feb
6
th
2017
Turf Club

ARE YOU LOCAL? 2017 Finalists Showcase

with Nick Jordan, Graveyard Club, Kiss the Tiger and more!
Aug
20
th
2016
7th St Entry
Aug
20
th
2016
7th St Entry

Graveyard Club

with Posh Lost and Lunar Bedrooms
Jul
3
rd
2016
7th St Entry
Jul
3
rd
2016
7th St Entry

Lawrence

with Graveyard Club and ASTRONOMIQUE
Apr
16
th
2016
7th St Entry
Apr
16
th
2016
7th St Entry

Step Rockets

with Graveyard Club and Denny
May
12
th
2015
Triple Rock Social Club
May
12
th
2015
Triple Rock Social Club

San Fermin

with Graveyard Club
Apr
4
th
2015
Turf Club
Oct
20
th
2014
7th St Entry
Oct
20
th
2014
7th St Entry

THE LAZY KIDS

with Graveyard Club and Skittish
Sep
29
th
2014
Triple Rock Social Club
Sep
29
th
2014
Triple Rock Social Club

The Drums

with Beverly and Graveyard Club
Sep
7
th
2014
7th St Entry
Sep
7
th
2014
7th St Entry

The Dig

with Bora York and Graveyard Club
May
6
th
2014
7th St Entry
May
6
th
2014
7th St Entry

Breton

with Kid Karate and Graveyard Club
Mar
7
th
2014
7th St Entry
Mar
7
th
2014
7th St Entry

Cayucas

with Bonzie and Graveyard Club

More Shows

May
12
th
Turf Club

Damo Suzuki (of Can 1970-1973)

with ie
May
21
st
First Avenue
Sold Out

The Hold Steady

with The Bad Man and Gully Boys
Feb
3
rd
Livestream

CARM record release ( Livestream )

Aug
13
th
First Avenue

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