Blessed – “Headache”

“Headache” from Blessed’s new II EP simulates the essence of the track’s title with out the annoyance or struggling of an precise migraine. It’s a fidgety post-punk jamboree with chord strums that minimize like sharp-edged corners and mimic the sound of angrily joggling a locked or jammed door. “Headache” additionally incorporates clear, jarring guitar strains, arpegiated sequences convey euphoric urgency, and sporadic articulations of brief phrases like “poor circulation” and “mass incorporation,” which might very effectively be the reason for the Vancouver quartet’s skull irritation.

So, yeah, there’s lots happening right here. Guitarist/vocalist Drew Riekman gave us a clearer understanding of the place his head was at:

I keep in mind we had been driving someplace in Ontario once I was writing the lyrics on my cellphone. We had been driving for an immense period of time, it might have been popping out of Northern Ontario which in my view is the worst drive in Canada, regardless of it’s magnificence. If you’re not within the temper to be doing it, it may be grating. I used to be coping with a normal anxiousness, a small headache, not sufficient water, passing by a bunch of similar homes and new developments getting into southern Ontario. It was simply sentence fragments that encapsulated one million tiny exterior forces making a single anxious feeling.

Listen to “Headache” beneath.

Blessed tour dates:
05/05 Mission, British Columbia @ Captains Cabin W/ Loans, Western Jaguar, Jenny Banai
05/06 Vancouver, British Columbia @ 333 W/ Mi’ens, jo handed, Dead Soft
05/10 Seattle, Washington
05/11 Portland, Oregon @ High Water Mark Lounge W/ U SCO, Hang The Old Year
05/12 Oakland, California – The Night Light
05/13 San Francisco, California
05/15 Santa Barbara, California @ FUNZONE
05/16 Fullerton, California
05/17 San Diego, California @ Che Café Collective
05/18 Pomona, California
05/19 Los Angeles, California @ The Smell
05/20 Tuscon, Arizona @ The Flycatcher
05/21 Phoenix, Arizona @ The Lunchbox
05/23 Albuquerque, New Mexico @ The Fly Honey Warehouse
05/24 El Paso, Texas @ Boomtown
05/25 San Antonio, Texas
05/26 Austin, Texas @ Beerland, Texas
05/27 Denton, Texas
05/28 Houston, Texas
05/30 New Orleans, Louisiana
05/31 Little Rock, Arkansas
06/01 Fayetteville, Arkansas @ Backspace
06/02 Memphis, Tennessee
06/03 Nashville, Tennessee
06/04 Birmingham, Alabama @ The Nick Rocks
06/06 Atlanta, Georgia @ 529
06/07 Durham, North Carolina @ The Cave
06/08 Raleigh, North Carolina @ Slim’s Distillery
06/09 Richmond, Virginia
06/10 Washington, DC
06/11 Baltimore, Maryland
06/13Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Kung Fu Necktie
06/14 Anywhere, New Jersey
06/15 New York, New York
06/16 Boston, Mass. @ O’Briens
06/17 Montreal, Quebec @ Turbo Haüs
06/20 Ottawa, Ontario w/ Dead Soft
06/21 Windsor, Ontario @ Phog Lounge W/ Baby Labour Dead Soft
06/22 Guelph, Ontario w/ Baby Labour
06/23 Toronto, Ontario @ Smiling Buddha Cabaret W/ Baby Labour
06/24 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
06/25 Akron, Ohio
06/26 Cleveland, Ohio @ Now That’s Class
06/27 Detroit, Michigan
06/28 Kalamazoo, Michigan @ Headquarters
06/29 Bloomington, Indiana
06/30 Champaign, Illinois
07/01 Chicago, Illinois
07/02 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
07/04 Madison, Wisconsin
07/05 Minneapolis, Minnesota
07/07 Winnipeg, Manitoba
07/08 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Vangelis Tavern
07/09 Edmonton, Alberta @ The Buckingham W/ Gary Debussy
07/12 Lethbridge, Alberta
07/13 Calgary, Alberta @ The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
07/15 Victoria, British Columbia @ Logan’s Pub

II is out four/28 by way of Kingfisher Bluez (Canada) and Cointoss Records (US). US pre-order is right here, whereas Canadian pre-order is right here.