Black Box Revelation play Bonnaroo this weekend, head on tour with Meat Puppets playing tracks from “My Perception”

By on June 10, 2011

If you don’t have a favorite band from Brussels, may we suggest Black Box Revelation?
Scuzzy guitars, crashing drums, unabashed energy and depth of soul collide in the music from this duo already making waves overseas and supporting the Meat Puppets on their upcoming US tour.

With their Stateside debut, My PerceptionBlack Box Revelation set their sights on America. 
Combining Beatles-meets-Kinks British invasion pop with haunting melodies, pounding blues, thick ambience and driving beats, Black Box Revelation plot their foreign invasion.

Playing Bonnaroo this weekend, for a preview of what to expect on their US tour, check out how much noise two fellas can make in a live performance of“High On A Wire.”
More info and tour dates below.

Black Box Revelation Tour Dates
June 10 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN
June 14 – Juanita’s – Little Rock, AR
June 16 – Double Door – Chicago, IL
June 17 – Memory Bowl – Minneapolis, MN
June 20 – Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WA *
June 21 – Crocodile – Seattle, WA *
June 22 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR *
June 23 – Neurolux – Boise, ID *
June 25 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT *
June 26 – Abbey Theater – Durango, CO *
June 28 – Lions Den – Denver, CO 
June 29 – Bluebird – Denver, CO *
June 30 – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO *
July 1 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE *

w/ Meat Puppets *

For a preview of what to expect on the road, check out a full live performance from Black Box Revelation in Belguim and a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of My Perception.

Meet Black Box Revelation
Brussels, Belgium may not be known for producing great rock and roll bands, but don’t tell that to 22-year-old Jan Paternoster nor his 20-year-old sidekick Dries Van Dijck,who have been playing together for a decade, already releasing two albums, 2007’s Set Your Head on Fire and 2010’s Silver Threats (recorded in London’s legendary Konk Studios) that established the duo as a serious force to be reckoned with. A cross between R&B-inflected garage-band rock that takes its cues from mid-’60s Stones and The Kinks to the most gut-bucket, electric delta blues evocative of Led Zeppelin by way of The White Stripes, The Black Keys and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Black Box Revelation is just that… a musical revelation that can’t be boxed into a single category.
Coming to America to record their stateside debut, My Perception, with producer Alain Johannes [Queens of the Stone Age, Chris Cornell, Them Crooked Vultures] in his L.A. home studio, Jan and Dries felt right at home in the country where so much of the music that inspired them had been made. The result is their most accomplished album to date, with sound and noise now coalescing into real songs like the title track and “Rattle My Heart,” which might have come straight from Out of Our Heads; the spooky acoustic strains of the Beatles-meets-Kinks British Invasion vibe of “Anger,” the haunting, stark acoustic “New Sun,” the pounding blues of “High On a Wire,” the thick ambience of “2 Young Boys,” the percussive beat of “Shadowman” and the psychedelic blues of “White Unicorns.”
While building up a fan base in Europe by touring with Eagles of Death Metal as well as their own headlining shows in France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Holland and Scandanavia, the band has played scattered shows in the States, including two years at SXSW, as well as shows in L.A., New York, Boston, San Diego and San Francisco.  Seeing them live, before a packed, sweaty audience of their crowd-surfing, head-banging fans, is yet another revelation…this one how two guys can create a sound that fills the room—and more.


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.