Go Easy’ is the next single to be taken from Blank Realm’s latest album (Go Easy – out now). The album Go Easy initially came out on a limited edition, vinyl only run via the awesome tastemaker label Siltbreeze and in Australia on the equally wonderful Bedroom Suck. Through Fire the album finally got the widely distributed release it deserved back in March, on CD and Pink 180 gram 12″ LP.
Blank Realm is one of the most popular bands in the booming Australian underground and has morphed in to a modern day Royal Trux, as Pitchfork described them. The review lauded the way they create “…a bluesy waltz in which Sarah Spencer’s snarl hits Jennifer Herrema levels.” Hailing from Brisbane, Blank Realm consists of three siblings, Daniel, Luke and Sarah Spencer, and Luke Walsh. Renowned for their ecstatic live performances and boundary-pushing, yet listenable records, the group have released several sold out recordings on labels including Not Not Fun, Digitialis, Albert’s Basement and MusicYourMindWillLoveYou.
The band’s formidable live reputation has been earned over the course of over 200 live performances with acts such as the Kurt Vile, Wild Flag, Zola Jesus, Sun Araw, The Clean, Robert Forster, Wet Hair, Jandek, Grouper, Damo Suzuki and Royal Headache. Go Easy is an incredible blend of psychedelic rock & roll and super-catchy pop smarts. Their sound draws to mind the post-punk desperation of Joy Division, the cool nonchalance of The Velvet Underground, and the playful, superfuzzed blissed-out psych of the Flaming Lips. More than anything, Go Easy is anchored by THE SONGS. It comes in late, grabs you without warning, and won’t soon let go, evidenced by the momentum surrounding them in the indie music press, and radio community.
Tracklist: Go Easy / Cannibal Walk
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