Published May 28, 2014Vancouver band B-Lines are known for their blistering slices of succinct punk, but from the sound of things, their latest record may represent something of an evolution. We'll find out for sure when Opening Band arrives June 27 through Hockey Dad Records.
According to a press release, evidence of the band's newfound maturity can be found in the fact that they now write songs that are longer than two minutes. That being said, the record consists of "stupid songs about feeling stupid, being stupid, trying to forget about one's stupidity and finally embracing the stupidness of it all."
At the bottom of the page, hear title cut "Opening Band," which is a jagged, self-deprecating punk number about a band wallowing in obscurity.
B-Lines will be touring the West Coast in July. For now, they have a few Canadian shows booked, so scroll past the album tracklist to see the schedule.
1. Nervous Laughter
2. Do You Know Who I Am?
3. Tell Me
7. Normal Again
9. Opening Band
06/05 Vancouver, BC - Smilin' Buddha Cabaret (Music Waste) ^
06/19 Calgary, AB - Sloth Records (Sled Island)
06/19 Calgary, AB - Bamboo (Sled Island)
06/19 Calgary, AB - The Palomino (Sled Island)
06/27 Vancouver, BC - Red Gate (album release show) *
^ with Les Chaussettes, Teenagre
* with woolworm, lié, Stress Eating