:: A masterpiece, maybe not on first listen, but still a truly rewarding listen!
It’s nearly four years now that New York based alternative outfit Blonde Redhead released their last album Penny Sparkle. The threesome of twin brothers Amedeo Pace [guitar/vox] and Simone Pace [drums] with Kazu Makino [guitar/vox] is looking back on more than 20 years of band history, and now it’s time for their ninth studio album Barragán. The LP won’t be out before next week, but you can already listen to it in full by now.
Barragán drops officially in the UK/Europe on September 01, 2014 as self-release (via Blonde Redhead, LLC / Kobalt Label Services). North America sees release of the album on September 02, Germany follows on September 05. The set of ten new Blonde Redhead songs is available as download, CD and 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy of Barragán from Amazon.
The album is streaming in its entirety over at NPR.org/music (North America), The Guardian (UK) and Spex.de (Germany). Barragán is produced, engineered and mixed by Drew Brown (Beck, Radiohead, The Books, Lower Dens). The One I Love is the second song Blonde Redhead unveiled from Barragán. It’s streaming above and you can download it for free from the band’s Soundcloud.
Blonde Redhead are touring Europe (mainly the UK, France and Switzerland) in September/October and they’ll be heading over the pond for an extensive tour of North America all November. Check out the upcoming dates below and listen to No More Honey, the first single off of Barragán.
02. Lady M
04. Cat On Tin Roof
05. The One I Love
06. No More Honey
07. Mind To Be Had
08. Defeatist Anthem (Harry And I)
10. Seven Two
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sat 13 Sep 2014 // Copenhagen, Denmark // Vega
Sat 20 Sep 2014 // Amsterdam, Netherlands // Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin
Sun 21 Sep 2014 // Sint-Joost-Ten-Node, Belgium // Botanique
Mon 22 Sep 2014 // Paris, France // Le Petit Trianon
Tue 23 Sep 2014 // Rouen, France // Le 106
Mon 29 Sep 2014 // London, UK // Islington Assembly Hall
>> The full touring schedule is available here.