Tim Pourbaix
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Tim Pourbaix

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
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"About "What's This Gonna Cost""

"Naked and immediate, the songs throb with raw emotion and an honesty that borders on confession. The absence of frills and any kind of studio magic allows the clarity and sincerity of Pourbaix’s writing to shine through." - Eryc Eyl, The Denver Post Reverb
- heyreverb.com

"Denver Syntax"

"Tim Pourbaix is charismatic, wildly awake and vibrantly aware. He buzzes at a frequency that would kill an old man. He has volumes to say about the most pertinent of subject matter. And as is the case with his music, Pourbaix doesn’t concern himself with politics, nor love – instead, what Pourbaix is fascinated with is the element of character. Of being in the moment and living with a pronounced emotion – if not explicitly on the surface, just below it – ready to strike as a pen, or a brush or a guitar as creative production. His songs are stories – or if not that, then they are meditations on moments. Compositions on composure. Affectations of attitude. For the most part, his songs are simple lyrically – they revolve like a water wheel. They are calculated, because like a water wheel – Pourbaix’s lyrical cycles create power. Simple, creative and energetic power. In this, Pourbaix understands how to compose – his arrangements are elegant in their watery textures." - the Denver syntax - Denver Syntax


Early Brooklyn Demos - May 11, 2011 - Self Released
Shivlings - March 14, 2011 - Bocumast Records
What's This Gonna Cost - July 20, 2010 - Bocumast Records
My Lover's Lover - May 29, 2009 - Bocumast Records
Songs for Short Stories [Park Pourbaix] - January 1, 2009 Bocumast Records
A Pony Craig, Not Greg - November 8, 2007- Self Released

The tracks listed below have received airplay on the following stations, 93.3 KTCL, Radio 1190 AM, 88.5 KGNU:

"Being Right Here Makes Sense" - Shivlings
"What's This Gonna Cost" - What's This Gonna Cost
"My Lover's Lover" - My Lover's Lover
"Just 86 Me" - Songs For Short Stories
"Doorman" - A Pony Craig, Not Greg



"Naked and immediate, the songs throb with raw emotion and an honesty that borders on confession. The absence of frills and any kind of studio magic allows the clarity and sincerity of Pourbaix’s writing to shine through.”
- heyreverb.com

The charismatic and lyrically imaginative, Tim Pourbaix self-released his first solo disc in 2000, shortly after his nineteenth birthday. “She Dies In Winter”, sold roughly 350 physical copies in his hometown of Arvada, Co.

In 2001, he moved to Denver and started playing bass in a few different local indie bands. Opening up shows for acts like: The Album Leaf, The Helio Sequence, Longwave, The Little Ones and The Appleseed Cast when they came through town.

Pourbaix began work on a second solo effort in 2005, “A Pony Craig, Not Greg”. With this recording (ranked in The Onion’s A.V. Club Top 20 Local Releases in ‘07), and with the help of manager John Baxter, Pourbaix’s career as a Singer-Songwriter began to blossom in the Denver scene. Eryc Eyl, of Westword said, “A Pony establishes Tim Pourbaix among the ranks of Denver Singer-Songwriters to watch.” With Pony making its way around, Pourbaix was soon nominated for Westword’s, “Singer-Songwriter of the Year” in 2008 and later in 2009.

??During 2009, Pourbaix recorded his first proper full-length, “My Lover’s Lover”, produced by Jme White, at White’s studio. Following this release, Pourbaix signed with Denver label, Bocumast Records. Also, releasing a collaborative effort, “Songs For Short Stories”, with fellow Denver musician Ellison Park, under the moniker, Park Pourbaix.

Pourbaix relocated to Brooklyn in June of 2009 with only his acoustic guitar, a Macbook and one load of laundry. The comforts of the Denver scene were missed and while adjusting to NYC life, Pourbaix wrote, "What’s This Gonna Cost". A six song EP recorded to analogue tape during Pourbaix’s first New York winter. Produced by new pal, Quinn McCarthy at The Creamery Studio located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

In 2010, he performed at The Sounds Like Brooklyn Festival, SXSW, and The Underground Music Showcase. Pourbaix has become a true performer, interacting with the audience and adapting to every stage he plays. Each show is incomparable, as he feeds off the energy and environments around him. Tim is re-imagining the genre, but also adding to the continuum of the Folk Singer-Songwriter tradition. His sets include stealth acoustic guitar playing, mellifluous vocals, a cappella numbers and signature microphone tricks.

2011 brings the release of two new EPs, another successful stint at SXSW, regional touring and shows regularly around NYC. “Early Brooklyn Demos” is a free five song EP, download on Bandcamp and “Shivlings”(Bocumast Records) is available on iTunes.