Blessed Stream "II" EP via Consequence of Sound + Expand North American Tour Dates

Blessed Stream "II" EP via Consequence of Sound + Expand North American Tour Dates

Blessed Stream “II” EP via Consequence of Sound

II out April 28th via Kingfisher Bluez (CA) and Cointoss Records (US)

Announce North American Tour Dates for May through July

photo credit: Jaimi Wainwright

Listen to “II

 

Vancouver’s Blessed will release their spectacular new EP, II, next Friday, April 28th via Kingfisher Bluez (Canada) and Cointoss Records (US) but the wait is over as Consequence of Sound are streaming it in its entirety. After sharing “Headache” (Stereogum) and “Body” (The FADER), the band are excited to share the record in full, an EP that CoS calls “loud, vibrant, and sprawling”. The band’s unique blend of art-rock and post-punk has earned the band comparisons to visionary bands The Fall, Television, Liars, Deerhoof, and beyond, but Blessed’s sound isn’t afraid to shift directions at any moment. Consequence of Sound shared:
II … is ostensibly an EP—it has only four songs—but it has an LP feel. Not just because it clocks in at 26 minutes, which is longer than countless LPs, but also because it unfolds in what feel like chapters. These songs breathe, they evolve, oscillating between furious, off-kilter instrumentals and infectious choruses that crop up outside of any traditional song structure.” The site expanded, “As a whole, the whole thing carries a peripatetic weight that’s not dissimilar from the Liars records of yore, and resonates as both more playful and more robust than their previous work.”
Blessed’s self-titled debut earned praise from Stereogum, Noisey, Exclaim, and more, and the band played a whopping 91 shows throughout Canada and the US (which would have been 111 if not for visa troubles that derailed an East Coast tour). The band are showing no signs of slowing down either with a string of North American tour dates this Spring/Summer that stretches from May 5th to July 15th. Blessed are the type of band to play wherever the road may lead them and the band continue to amaze audiences one show at a time.

 

Tour Dates:
May 5th – Mission, British Columbia @ Captains Cabin W/ Loans, Western Jaguar, Jenny Banai
May 6th – Vancouver, British Columbia @ 333 W/ Mi’ens, jo passed, Dead Soft
May 10th – Seattle, Washington @ Black Lodge w/ U SCO
May 11th – Portland, Oregon @ High Water Mark Lounge W/ U SCO, Hang The Old Year
May 12th – Oakland, California @ The Night Light
May 13th – San Francisco, California @ Bruno’s
May 16th – Fullerton, California @ Republic
May 17th – San Diego, California @ Che Café Collective
May 18th – Long Beach, California @ The Prospector
May 19th – Los Angeles, California @ The Smell
May 20th – Tuscon, Arizona @ The Flycatcher
May 21st – Phoenix, Arizona @ The Lunchbox
May 23rd – Albuquerque, New Mexico @ The Fly Honey Warehouse
May 24th – El Paso, Texas @ Boomtown
May 25th – San Antonio, Texas @ Bottom Bracket w/ Mutant
May 26th – Austin, Texas @ Beerland
May 27th – Denton, Texas @ Lions Den
May 29th – Houston, Texas @ The Secret Group
May 30th – New Orleans, Louisiana @ Poor Boys
May 31st – Little Rock, Arkansas
June 1st – Fayetteville, Arkansas @ Backspace
June 2nd – Louisville, Kentucky @ Mag Bar
June 3rd – Bowling Green, Tennessee @ Howard’s Club H
June 4th – Birmingham, Alabama @ The Nick Rocks
June 5th – Atlanta, Georgia @ 529
June 7th – Raleigh, North Carolina @ Slim’s Downtown
June 8th – Chapel Hill, North Carolina @ The Cave
June 9th – Richmond, Virginia @ 25 Watt
June 10th – Washington, DC
June 11th – Baltimore, MD @ The Bun Shop
June 13th -Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Kung Fu Necktie
June 14th – New Brunswick, New Jersey
June 15th – Brooklyn, New York
June 16th – Boston, Mass. @ O’Briens
June 17th – Montreal, Quebec @ Turbo Haüs
June 20th – Ottawa, Ontario @ Pressed w/ Dead Soft
June 21st – Windsor, Ontario @ Phog Lounge w/ Baby Labour
June 22nd – Guelph, Ontario @ Silence w/ Baby Labour
June 23rd – Toronto, Ontario @ Smiling Buddha Cabaret w/ Baby Labour
June 24th – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
June 25th – Akron, Ohio
June 26th – Cleveland, Ohio @ Now That’s Class
June 27th – Detroit, Michigan @ Kelly’s Bar Hamtramck
June 28th – Kalamazoo, Michigan @ Headquarters
June 29th – Bloomington, Indiana
June 30th – Chicago, Illinois
July 1st – Davenport, Iowa
July 2nd – Milwaukee, Wisconsin @ HIGH DIVE MKE
July 4th – Madison, Wisconsin @ The Wisco aka Willy St Pub & Grill
July 5th – Minneapolis, Minnesota
July 7th – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ The Handsome Daughter
July 8th – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Vangelis Tavern
July 9th – Edmonton, Alberta @ The Buckingham w/ Gary Debussy
July 12th – Lethbridge, Alberta
July 13th – Calgary, Alberta @ The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
July 15th – Victoria, British Columbia @ Logan’s Pub
“a fidgety post-punk jamboree with chord strums that cut like sharp-edged corners and mimic the sound of angrily joggling a locked or jammed door.” – Stereogum
“an extended, punky jam, clocking in at just over seven minutes, and making each feel fresh and exciting. The first half of the track is dominated by the high-fructose riffing pioneered by Deerhoof, giving way to a darker, propulsive jam that’s just as chaotic, yet well-controlled.” – The FADER

 

Blessed
II
April 28, 2017
Kingfisher Bluez (CA) + Cointoss Records (US)
Pre-Order: Canada | US

1. Phase
2. Headache
3. Body
4. Endure

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Blessed Stream "II" EP via Consequence of Sound + Expand North American Tour Dates