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Shane Tutmarc of Dolour
Background information
Origin Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Genres Indie pop
Years active 1997–2007
Labels Quince Records
Made In Mexico Records
Fugitive Recordings
Sonic Boom Recordings
Associated acts U.S.E.
Fleet Foxes
The Divorce
Vendetta Red
Members Shane Tutmarc and a rotating cast of collaborators.

Dolour was a musical alias of songwriter/producer Shane Tutmarc of Seattle, Washington. The band's name means "sorrow" or "grief."[1] Musicians including Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes, members of The Divorce, United State of Electronica, The Lashes, and Vendetta Red contributed to the band.


Dolour was formed in Seattle, Washington, releasing their debut 7" in December 1997 on Theory Records, and two self-released EPs before releasing their first album Waiting For A World War in April 2001 on Sonic Boom Records. By the release of Waiting for a World War, Dolour had become a solo project for Tutmarc. Tutmarc recorded Suburbiac, released on Brandon Ebel's Fugitive Records in 2002, with producer Aaron Sprinkle. The self-produced New Old Friends (2004) was released on Damien Jurado's Made In Mexico Records in November 2004. In 2005, A Matter of Time: 2000-2005, a collection of album tracks and rarities was released by Japanese label Quince Records. Over the course of 2004-2006 Dolour produced two separate albums: Hell or Highwater and Storm & Stress, which were combined and released on Japanese label Quince Records as The Years in the Wilderness in 2007.

Tutmarc began a side project,[2] in early 2007 called Shane Tutmarc & The Traveling Mercies. On December 6, 2007, Tutmarc announced the end of Dolour as he focused his efforts on this new project.[3]

After two albums with the Traveling Mercies (2007's I'm Gonna Live the Life I Sing About In My Song, and 2008's Hey Lazarus!), Tutmarc released his first solo album, "Shouting At A Silent Sky" on June 25, 2009.[4]

In Summer 2016, Waiting for a World War and New Old Friends were re-released.


Studio Albums[edit]


  • "The Shivering/That Dreadful Anthem" (1997) Produced by Aaron Sprinkle. Theory Records
  • Iceland/The Ballad 7" (2001) - Pre-Suburbiac versions of Iceland, and the later-retitled, So Done With You. West of January Records.


  • CPR (2003) - Self-released promo CDEP for the forthcoming New Old Friends. Featuring "(Why Don't You] Come Around" later released on "A Matter of Time" collection.


  • A Matter of Time: 2000-2005 (2005) - Featuring songs from the first three albums, plus the previously unreleased title-track, and rarities. Quince Records (Japan)
  • The Years in the Wilderness (2007) - Combining previously unreleased albums, "Hell or Highwater" and "Storm & Stress". Quince Records (Japan)



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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-30. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  3. ^ "Dolour calling it quits." December 6, 2007.
  4. ^ [1]

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