Blank Range Extend Tour With The Wild Reeds

January 25, 2017

Don VanCleave

Blank Range Extend Tour With 
 The Wild Reeds
Sophomore EP Vista Bent out now
Embraced by Stereogum, American Songwriter
The Nashville Scene and more
“Part cocaine country, part indie come garage rock, a few stoner, electronic brushstrokes and a heady, jazzier meld than most rock bands can muster.” – Glide Magazine
“Blank Range will have some substantial pull come 2017; at least in the realm of indie/rock n roll/country in between, a la Pinegrove and Whitney in 2016.” – Lockeland Springsteen
Late last year, the Nashville-based five-piece Blank Range released their sophomore EP titled Vista Bent on Sturdy Girls Records distributed via Thirty Tigers. Next month, the band will hit the road with The Wild Reeds for an extensive tour through May 2017. Find a full list of tour dates below.
Recently, American Songwriter premiered the band’s first official music video for their song “Circumstances.”
Watch the video here:
“This video started when our friend Kyle came along on a run to Savannah, GA and brought his Hi8 camcorder he grew up shooting skate videos on,” explains Jonathan Childers. “We loved the quality of the candid footage he was getting and we loved having him along for the ride. Over the next year, he joined us whenever he could and ended up traveling as far as California, and then to Florida with the camcorder in tow. It just so happened he was in the studio filming on the day we recorded ‘Circumstances.’ When we looked back over the footage, we thought it formed a perfect companion to this song about a relationship growing distant as both parties’ lives churned on. Also, we had a shot of San Francisco to use when I say ‘California’ and I thought that was pretty cool.”
The Vista Bent EP was premiered in its entirety by Stereogum who said, “The four-track collection is a country-tinged drive down the highway with whiskey-soaked vocals and plenty of steel guitar. Blunted bell clangs and lively pop rock melodies of Vista Bent make for a happy compendium of ’70s nostalgia, Nashville heartbreak, and subtle experimentation.”
Stream the EP in its entirety via Spotify and purchase on iTunes and Bandcamp.
Blank Range formed in Nashville in 2012 and released their debut EP Phase II in 2013. The band was met with great acclaim early on in their career, with Rolling Stone stating “It’s inventive rock & roll free of prefixes and modifiers…an imaginary Lou Reed-Mac Demarco punk band, packed with so many clever, catchy riffs and rip-rolling percussion.” Consequence of Sound said, “No idea how they captured the whole Mitch Ryder vibe, but their soulful Detroit scruff is uncanny, adding a little more fuzz to the base than, say, Merge darlings Reigning Sound…I haven’t squeezed in a Big Star comparison yet, but the way Blank Range bounce off their scales is definitely akin to Alex Chilton’s best work. Band rules.”
Blank Range is comprised of Grant Gustafson (guitar & vocals), Jonathan Childers(guitar & vocals), Matt Novotny (drums & vocals), Will Brown (keyboards) and Taylor Zachry (bass & vocals).
Find a full list of tour dates below, with additional dates to be announced in the new year.
Tour Dates:
2/25 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer
2/26 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum Theater
2/28 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
3/1 – Colorado Springs, CO –  The Black Sheep
3/2 – Fort Collins, CO – Downtown Artery
3/3 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
3/4 – Iowa City, IA – The Mill
3/6 – Indianapolis, IN – The HI-FI
3/7 – St. Louis, MO – Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
3/8 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz
3/9 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
3/10 – Houston, TX – The Raven Tower
3/11 – San Antonio, TX – 502 Bar
4/18 – San Diego, CA – Hideout
4/19 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
4/21 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
4/22 – Austin, TX – Sidewinder
4/24 – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s
4/25 – Birmingham, AL – Syndicate Lounge
4/26 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
4/27 – Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle Backroom
4/28 – Washington, D.C. – Rock and Roll Hotel
4/29 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
4/30 – New Haven, CT – Cafe Nine
5/2 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
5/3 – Manhattan, NY – Mercury Lounge
5/5 – Boston, MA – ONCE Lounge
5/6 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
5/8 – Chicago, IL – Schubas –
5/9 – Milwaukee, WI – Collectivo Coffee
5/10 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
5/11 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
5/12 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
5/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – State Room
5/15 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
5/16 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
5/17 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
5/19 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
5/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram

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