Friday, August 14, 2009

Incoming: Blind Pilot

One of the albums I've been listening to incessantly this year is 3 Rounds and a Sound, from Portland's Blind Pilot. Mr. Chair put a song on a mix, I sought it out and just like that, a new favorite record emerged on the scene.

The band was in town earlier this year, but I had the flu. So it's great news they're returning - Oct. 25 at Plush, with The Low Anthem.

Blind Pilot plays mellow, melodic and rich folk tunes, the sort of enchanting songs that I've been returning to again and again and again, always finding something a little bit new, whether it's in the subtly varied instrumentation or the brilliant lyrics. This is a band to watch out for, and perhaps we'll be treated to some new music.

Blind Pilot - Go On Say It
Blind Pilot - Live SXSW NPR broadcast (33 min, 30 mb)

Tour Dates:

October 9 Astoria, OR Liberty Theater
October 19 Eugene, OR WOW Hall*
October 21 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall*
October 23 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour*
October 24 San Diego, CA Casbah*
October 25 Tucson, AZ Plush*
October 27 Austin, TX The Parish*
October 28 Dallas, TX Granada Theater*
October 29 Houston, TX Bronze Peacock at HOB*
October 30 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon*
November 2 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder*
November 3 Orlando, FL The Social*
November 4 Atlanta, GA The Earl*
November 5 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge*
November 6 Asheville, NC University of North Carolina*
November 7 Norfolk, VA Attucks Theater*
November 9 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradle*
November 11 Washington, D.C. The Black Cat*
November 12 Boston, MA Paradise*

* With special guests The Low Anthem

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