Anchor Rights, videos, mini-tour, Sled Island

Blog, Releases, shows, Video

Wow, we released an album and three new videos, and didn’t even mention them here. News and upcoming:

Western Canada tour dates

Most current/urgent! We’re playing a set of dates in Alberta (Edmonton, Lethbridge, Calgary) next week, around our show at the Sled Island Festival, where we’ll be sharing the Ship & Anchor stage with The Flatliners on Friday, June 24.

I don’t know what David and Kevin are doing after that, but I’ll just be following Doug Martsch around until he notices and I have to stop.

Doug Martsch video still

June 22, 2016 – The Buckingham, Edmonton (fb)
Big Knife Little Knife with Heaven For Real, Darto

June 23, 2016 – Attainable Records, Lethbridge (fb)
Big Knife Little Knife with Youngbloods

June 24, 2016 – Ship & Anchor, Calgary; Sled Island Festival (fb)
Big Knife Little Knife with The FlatlinersNight CommitteePrepared

New album: Anchor Rights

We released full-length Anchor Rights at the end of May. Dave Draves and Harris Newman and Jeremy Gara and Mark Molnar all contributed to making it sound amazing, and Nicole Aline Legault‘s cover artwork made it look fantastic.

We’re selling digital downloads as well as high-quality prints of Nicole’s art on our BKLK Bandcamp page, so head there to order if that sounds like the kind of thing that’s your thing.

New videos

We made three new videos: A Certain Degree, Brickwork, and Christa McAuliffe. We’re pretty no-budget, so it was kind of a band challenge to outdo each other with the resources we’ve got. We each went looking for old footage available under the Creative Commons to put together as videos. We found some education, some beauty, some high drama, and some… safety superhero time travel.

Sound Design and Assembly Review

Blog, Reviews

Drunken, hyperbolic love is the best love.

Sure, “Suspensive Hyphen” kicks it off with a Sex Pistols-esque intro but it kicks that nonsense off to the side with the quickness and gets into some real shit. It’s uptempo, knocks your chest cavity a couple of times with heavy hammers, it’s a car chase for a couple bars and then turns into a dramatic crash replete with car flips. It practices an economy of progressions, going from this break-neck pacing to this beautiful little piece of drama of a waltz which… Cripes, did I just write that? Please forgive me. This record is easy to get swept up in. Especially when you’re trying to juggle writing a review, drink a cocktail of chartreuse and NOS, and play air drums at the same time.

You can read the full review here:

I also want to state that Sound Design and Assembly is one of my very favourite music blogs, go read a ton of it.