Blank Realm – Go Easy – Coloured Vinyl
US Release Date: 14 May 2013.
Fire Records are thrilled to announce that they have signed one of their favourite bands, Australian psychedelic pop outfit Blank Realm. Their new 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, but now through Fire it will be getting the widely distributed release it deserves in March, on CD and Pink 180gram 12″ LP. Blank Realm are one of the most popular bands in the booming Australian underground and have morphed in to a modern day Royal Trux, as Pitchfork described them in their review, 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.
Their new album, Go Easy, is an incredible blend of psychedelic rock & roll and super-catchy pop smarts. Sometimes their sound approaches the post-punk desperation of Joy Division, other times it possesses the playful, superfuzzed psych of the Flaming Lips. More than anything, Go Easy has THE SONGS. It comes in late and without much warning, but it is absolutely worth it and has received a lot of attention from the indie music press, blogs, community radio etc.
“It’s difficult to remember when Blank Realm used to be a psychedelic dirge jam band, and even just the cover to latest album Go Easy recedes those memories. A neon swathe of ’80s gloss and shimmer, the photograph works well in initiating what lays within, while blasting all preconceptions out of the water.” The Music
” the pop hooks are more pronounced and stronger than ever. Songs like ‘Cleaning Up My Mess’ kick off in jangle-heavy Flying Nun fashion before exploding into some seriously tense sinister psychedelia.” – The Thousands
“(Cleaning Up My Mess) All up it’s seven minutes of pure “awesome song”.” – Mess+Noise
Watch the video to ‘Cleaning Up My Mess’ below