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The Blakes
Submitted by Johan Wippsson on 2012-09-29
THE BLAKES Announce Tour Dates and CMJ

The Blakes are back on the road next month showcasing at CMJ followed by tour dates in Philly, Boston, DC and Chicago with more dates to be added soon.

The Seattle trio released Art of Losses this summer and in 34 minutes, the album zips through dreamy pop, electro-tinged rock, moody post-punk and lo-fi guitars mixed with big harmonies.  Whitney Matheson of USA Today’s “Pop Candy Blog” said, “I've been listening to this album all week long and can't say enough good things about the band...  catchy pop to punk to rockabilly; no matter what genre they tackle, the result is always impressive.”

Accolades continued from KEXP, Consequence of Sound, RCRDLBL, PopMatters, Blurt and more. Emily Zemler at RCRD LBL called Art of Losses, “A terse collection of alt-pop numbers. The title track is a swaggering rocker that pairs grungy guitars with pensively mopey vocals, throwing back to ‘60s-style rock.”  Check out “Art of Losses” at RCRDLBL here.  Grab a taste of The Blakes live from their in-studio performance at KEXP here and stream Art of Losses in full here.

THE BLAKES TOUR DATES

Oct 17 - New York, NY - Bowery Electric - Tijuana Gift Shop CMJ Showcase – 11pm

Oct 20 - Brooklyn, NY - The Rock Shop - Hudson Whiskey Presents TGS CMJ Day Party – 6pm

Oct 22 - Philadelphia, PA - Ortlieb's Lounge

Oct 23 - Boston, MA - TT The Bear's

Oct 25 - Toronto, ONT - The Garrison

Oct 28 - Washington, DC - The Red Palace

Oct 31 - Chicago, IL - Schuba's

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