For the next five years after Pleasure and Pain, Tom toured and recorded with The Silos before releasing North American Long Weekend, his 1998 solo debut on Red Ant/ Mercury Records. Moving ahead into the new millennium, Freund churned out several additional records while also assisting with projects from Mandy Moore, Rachael Yamagata, Graham Parker, and other notable artists. From a handful of EPs to his 2007 kids record, Hug Trees, and 2011’s The Edge of Venice, to his appearance playing alongside Graham Parker in the 2012 Judd Apatow comedy This is 40, Freund’s career has been a dynamic affair, and that includes plenty of work in film and television.
Tom Freund’s songs have been featured on series such as Better Things, Parenthood, One Tree Hill, Dawson’s Creek, and the Amazon show Pete The Cat, on which Freund co-wrote, sung, and played songs with Elvis Costello, KT Tunstall, Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, and Diana Krall. Freund also co-wrote the show’s theme song with creator Swampy Marsh (Phineas and Ferb). Costello takes lead vocals on each episode’s opening theme with Freund handling backing vocals and most of the instruments. Freund also co-wrote and sang the show’s end-credits song, “Go Pete Go,” and even voiced a character, Papi, in the last season.
I don’t care who or how old you are, you’re going to want to be at Furstwurld November 12th.