Monday, March 31, 2008

Blake/e/e/e Announce Debut Album and Massive US Tour!

Announce Debut Album "Border Radio" out April 8th on Freefolk * Massive US Tour!

Blake/e/e/e's line-up includes members of Franklin Delano, and you can sure hear it. Their debut full length, Border Radio, is nothing but explosive. Dressed in a folky salsa, the album continues changing direction from beginning to end.

From the weird dub intro - to a condensed reprise from the two tracks that follow - to house folk celestial drones, from Sixties candies and psychedelic space ballads, to post-punk creepy anthems, from world ethnic spirituals to alt. country filled with drones and bones, and then: Beach Boys go to church and the church becomes a mutant disco, astral instrumentals and howlings to the shooting star. Border Radio is what happens when your dreams have become too beautiful for your head and transform into something tangible. It captures the urgency to make sense out of the pet sounds our individual microcosms create. Chicago's Blake/e/e/e appear to have their own Theogony: a new and brave world, waiting to be explored, a self-produced kaleidoscope of new musical ideas that make Border Radio at the same time very tasteful and weirdly experimental.

File under: Angels Of Light, Animal Collective, This Heat, Red Red Meat, Low, Beach Boys, King Tubby, Joy Division, Al-Kindi Ensemble, Hamza Shakkur, Velvet Underground.

Tracklist for Border Radio
1. Holy Dub
2. New Millennium's Lack Of Self Explanation (mp3)
3. The Great Rescue Episode (mp3)

4. Narrow Zone
5. Time Machine
6. The Thing's Hollow
7. Holy Yes To The Sunny Days
8. Dub-Human-Ism
9. Border Radio
10. Saint Lawrence Tears

Blake/e/e/e Live!

Apr 26 2008 Lemp Arts Center St Louis, Missouri
Apr 27 2008 The Cinemat Bloomington, Indiana
May 2 2008 Big Car Indianapolis, Indiana
May 3 2008 The Brick Kansas City, Missouri
May 4 2008 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, Iowa
May 6 2008 3 King’s Tavern Denver, Colorado
May 7 2008 Red Light Books Salt Lake City, Utah
May 8 2008 Terrapin Station Boise, Idaho
May 9 2008 New Sagebrush Ballroom Pendleton, Oregon
May 11 2008 The Comet Tavern Seattle, Washington
May 14 2008 Ash Street Saloon Portland, Oregon
May 15 2008 Sam Bond’s Garage Eugene, Oregon
May 18 2008 Echo Curio Echo Park/Los Angeles, California
May 20 2008 Trunk Space Phoenix, Arizona
May 22 2008 The Stove Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 24 2008 White Rock Coffee Dallas, Texas
May 25 2008 Salvage Vanguard Theater Austin, Texas
May 26 2008 The Mink Houston, Texas
May 28 2008 Tasty World Athens, Georgia
May 29 2008 Pilot Light Knoxville, Tennessee
May 30 2008 Snug Harbor Charlotte, North Carolina
Jun 1 2008 The Grey Eagle Asheville, North Carolina
Jun 2 2008 21 Eleven Greenville, North Carolina
Jun 4 2008 The Talking Head Baltimore, Maryland
Jun 6 2008 The Knitting Factory New York, New York
Jun 7 2008 Zebulon Williamsburg, New York
Jun 9 2008 PA’s Lounge Somerville, Massachusetts
Jun 10 2008 Space Gallery Portland, Maine
Jun 11 2008 Cake Shop New York, New York
Jun 14 2008 Cafè Bourbon Street Columbus, Ohio
Jun 15 2008 Tower 2012 Cleveland, Ohio
Jun 16 2008 venue TBA Chicago, Illinois

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