Balmorhea’s New Album Out Today Via Western Vinyl

By on October 3, 2012



“It’s one of the most brilliant bits of the band’s career, and a preamble good enough to follow down most any stylistic wormhole.”
Pitchfork on the song “Pyrathanka”

“…a sprawling creation that is an indulgence for the careful listener.”

Paste on the song “Days”

“With Stranger, Balmorhea finally comes into full bloom.”
Austin Chronicle

(Stream the album in full at AOL Spinner or MSN)

Watch the beautiful Joe Tomcho directed video “Writing Masollan
Stream the songs “Days” + “Pyrakantha
Austin, TX based Balmorhea proudly release their fifth full-length album Stranger, today October 2nd on Western Vinyl. The six-piece instrumental group have also embarked upon a national tour which kicked off last week with a rousing home town record release show in Austin at the Mohawk.
Celebrated on past releases for what the New Yorker eloquently described as the bands “slow burning, wordless, and ambient Americana,” with Stranger the band moves beyond contemplative reverence for the land and the history of their home state. The most forward-leaning of their catalog, Stranger presents worlds of tenderness, aggression, estrangement, and freedom using an expanded sonic palette including guitar loops, vibraphone, synthesizers, ukulele, and steel pan drums. In addition to these new sounds, electric guitars and percussion take the stage once occupied by piano and acoustic guitars.
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Upcoming Tour Dates:
02 – New Orleans, LA – Café Istanbul
03 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
04 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
05 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
06 – Washington, DC – Sixth & I Synagogue
07 – Philadelphia, PA – Jonny Brendas
08 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
09 – Boston, MA – Middle East (Upstairs)
10 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
11 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
12 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
13 – South Bend, IN – Subkirke
14 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
15 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
17 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
18 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
19 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
21 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive
22 – Casper, WY – Durham Hall- Casper College
25 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
26 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theatre
28 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
29 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
31 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
04 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.