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Tours: Bandit / Blis

Bandit / BlisNashville’s Bandit have announced a string of Fall shows in November with recent Sargent House signees Blis.

The tour, which kicks off in November, will begin after the two of them play in Fest 14 in Gainesville, FL.  The dates are below.

Bandit is out in support of their debut LP, Of Life, which is available now from Broken Circles or digitally from bandcamp.

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Blis.

Blis.

Starting Fires In My Parents House

Soft Speak
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Depending on your background, Atlanta, Ga upstart Blis. may sound like Chris Carabra trying his hand as a post-punk collab group.  The four-piece’s lead vocals feature that same cloudy whisp and fragile, emo-esque quaver that Dashboard Confessional is known for.  But it’s an experimental edge that sets Blis. apart from Carabra and closer to the likes of Weatherbox.  Their latest EP, Starting Fires In My Parents House, plays to a soft and pleasing aura punctuated with upsurges of genuine human expression.

The four-track EP sets the tone with the well-rounded entry point, “Floating.”  Unlike many of their peers, Blis. doesn’t overdo the noodly emo riffs, deploying them sparingly amidst a strategic backdrop of airy, somewhat jangly chords.  As found in “Stationary,” rougher riffs crunch broadly when emotions run high, mirroring the targeted and aggressive vocal outbursts.  At the peak of expression the band inches close to contemporaries Have Mercy, unloading the full weight of their angst.  Careful not to abuse these eruptions though, it’s actually the soft flow of “Savannah” that defines Blis. on the whole.  In this regard, Starting Fires In My Parents House predominantly rallies around tranquil compositional patterns.  Think Young Statues and Modern Baseball but with all of the extra baggage of the post-punk scene.

Ending on a soft note with “You Can Tell A Lot,” Blis. harmonizes edgier elements by overlaying faint but outspoken parallel screams against a twinkling haze and fragile vocal lead.  This eclectic mix encompasses the collective scaffolding from which Starting Fires In My Parents House succeeds from.  The quartet finds themselves in a place where their execution feels very much in tune, and that they’re just reaching for that very distinct mark that will embolden them from their peers.  With Starting Fires In My Parents’ House, that moment should come soon for Blis.

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Blis. Streaming Upcoming EP

Blis.Atlanta, GA’s Blis. is streaming their brand new EP.  The album is titled Starting Fires In My Parents House and is set for release on February 10, 2015 via Soft Speak.  

Listen to the four-track disc here.

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Blis. – Stationary Life

Blis.Atlanta, GA’s Blis. has announced plans to release a new 7″ in February.  The album is titled Starting Fires In My Parents House and is set for release on February 10, 2015 via Soft Speak.  

The band has premiered the new single, “Stationary Life,” on Stereogum.  Listen to the track here.

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Blis. Joins Soft Speak Records

Blis.Atlanta, Ga., four-piece Blis. were recently added to the Soft Speak Records roster. The label will release the band’s new EP titled Starting Fires In My Parents House on Feb. 10. Pre-order is available here. Check out the track listing below.

Floating Somewhere High And Above is streaming over at Consequence of Sound. Listen to the track off their upcoming album here.

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Blis. Joins Soft Speak Records

BlisAtlanta, GA’s Blis. has joined the Soft Speak Records. The band will release a new 7″ though the label on February 10, 2015 titled Starting Fires In My Parents House, which is now available for Pre-Order and is officially out February 10, 2015.

Listen to the new song “Floating Somewhere High And Above” here courtesy Consequence Of Sound.