I should preempt everything here in saying that, to date, Bellows' new album Fist & Palm is my favorite of this year. It's a fantastic record that takes me through the gamut of emotion. From grandiose soaring pop highs to introspective sullen lows, the album's eleven tracks are ambitious in scope, sonic palette and execution. Fist & Palm is at once familiar but constantly expanding ever slightly into new territory creating something fresh that — for me, personally — invokes the excitement I recall feeling when discovering K acts like Mirah or The Blow paired with the euphoria of M83's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. It's an exciting combination we're truly proud to be involved with in any capacity.
We'll be releasing Fist & Palm September 30, 2016 as part of our monthly cassette subscription series (Double Double Whammy are handling digital, vinyl & CD). You can pre-order an individual cassette copy of the album or pick up our entire subscription now.
NPR's All Songs Considered released "Thick Skin" earlier this summer saying at the heart of the song "is the message that one of the most freeing parts of life is the search for satisfaction, not the arrival of satisfaction itself" and that it has an "absolutely lovely, intimate quality." Yesterday The Fader shared album standout "Orange Juice".
Bellows are also embarking on a US tour with PWR BTTM and Lisa Prank this summer. All dates below.
- 10/22 - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace ^
- 10/24 - Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar Room ^
- 10/25 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s ^
- 10/26 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen ^
- 10/27 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry ^
- 10/28 - Omaha, NE @ Milk Run ^
- 10/30 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge ^
- 11/1 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ^
- 11/2 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux ^
- 11/3 - Walla Walla, WA @ Billsville West ^
- 11/4 - Vancouver, BC @ 333 Clark ^
- 11/5 - Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project ^
- 11/6 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #
- 11/7 - Eugene, OR @ The Boreal ^
- 11/9 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop ^
- 11/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater ^
- 11/12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge ^
- 11/14 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk ^
- 11/15 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada ^
- 11/16 - Jackson, MS @ Big Sleepy’s ^
- 11/17 - Nashville, TN @ The End ^
- 11/18 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade ^
- 11/20 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook ^
- 11/21 - Washington, DC @ DC9 ^
- 11/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA ^
- 11/23 - Somerville, MA @ ONCE Somerville ^
^ w/ PWR BTTM & Lisa Prank