|BLAH BLAH BLAH ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR DATES
Select Shows with Pinehurst Kids and Tokyo’s Mugen Huso
Chicago’s Blah Blah Blah will hit the road for the first time this fall in support of their second EP, titled Thank You Thank You, out now on The Propelr. The band is hot off a summer of scorching shows in their hometown, including a killer set at the Hard Rock during Lollapalooza, a post-Pitchfork Festival party with Theophilus London at Double Door and gigs at the House of Blues and in Millennium Park. For this tour, they will share the bill with Pinehurst Kids in Seattle and Portland and play three Los Angeles-area shows with Tokyo’s Mugen Huso. The tour will also stop in San Francisco, Kansas City, Cincinnati and New York. Full itinerary is listed below. Additional East Coast dates will be announced soon. Blah Blah Blah will document their debut tour via a video blog at www.blahblahblahmusic.com.
“It’s been a long time coming, but we finally have an opportunity to show what Chicago has been experiencing for some time now,” said singer and guitarist Solomon David. “Words can’t express our excitement to play in different parts of the world. We’re ready for this.”
The multi-culti, Midwest quartet, whose mix of New Wave and indie rock has earned them comparisons to the Cure and the Smiths, teamed up with producer Matt Walker (Smashing Pumpkins, Morrissey) and engineer Sean O’Keefe (Fall Out Boy, Motion City Soundtrack, Less than Jake) for the record. For this collection of songs, Blah Blah Blah decided to ditch the ease of digital and embrace the techniques of yesteryear by recording the entire EP on analog, reel-to-reel 2-in tape. The resulting warmth suits the band’s classic sound — dubbed ballroom rock — and lead singer/guitarist Solomon David’s sweet, soothing falsetto.
“We wanted to make a record that sounded organic, that captured the warmth and tone of our live show,” said Blah Blah Blah keys and guitar player Phill Ferguson.
“Why Am I The Only One Laughing,” the first single and video from Thank You Thank You is out now. In it, director Kasia Konair frames the band’s elegant sound and style in a black and white performance clip set at a fabulous masquerade party. The video and a free download of the single are available at: www.blahblahblahmusic.com. And, check out the band’s EPK here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWeP4tQeDKk&feature=youtu.be
Comprised of two Iowa friends (David and Ferguson) and two Chicago musicians (Byron Harden and Dario Arcos), Blah Blah Blah got together in 2009 and by 2010 were named one of the Chicago Tribune‘s “local bands on the verge of breaking big-time.” They signed with The Propelr Music shortly thereafter and have logged more than 150 shows since then, including a performance for JBTV in the spring. http://www.jbtvonline.com/artists/blah-blah-blah-0 . But don’t expect to see the same Blah Blah Blah show twice — the band likes to switch things up in concert, often swapping instruments a few times each show.
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What critics are saying about Blah Blah Blah:
“A dazzling bit of winsome ’80s Brit-pop jangle…” — Chicago Tribune
“…danceable music wrapped in a blanket of vulnerability.” — Pigeons and Planes
“While comparisons to bands like The Smiths & The Cure are going to be inevitable – most of which comes from singer Solomon’s bittersweet, prom-like vocal tone & downtroden-ly romantic songwriting – Blah Blah Blah have definitely niched out a unique sound for themselves…” – FRSH SLCTS
“…a completely refreshing listen.” – Examiner.com/Windy City Rock
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