Published Dec 03, 2014After puncturing speakers in February with their Sleepwalking Sailors LP, their first for Sargent House, post-rock pummellers Helms Alee have announced plans to take the song cycle out on a quick West Coast tour.
The trip will find the Seattle trio coming up to Canada for the tour kick-off. The opening date takes place at Vancouver's Hindenburg club, and then Helms Alee head down beneath the border, making it as far south as San Diego before heading back up to Washington.
As you'll see in the listing down below, many of the U.S. dates find the act travelling with Sargent House labelmates Marriages, whose Kitsune debut was delivered through the imprint in 2012.
Exclaim!'s review of Sleepwalking Sailor commended Helms Alee's "rhythmic swells" and crunchy guitar tone, calling the set "unquestionably their finest, and strangest, work to date." You can check out the album's "Tumescence" beneath the tour dates.
01/17 Vancouver, BC - The Hindenburg
01/18 Bellingham, WA - The Shakedown
01/20 Sacramento, CA - The Press Club
01/21 Ventura, CA - The Garage *
01/23 Los Angeles, CA - Jewels Catch One *
01/24 San Diego, CA - The Hideout *
01/26 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar *
01/27 Las Vegas, NV - Bunkhouse Saloon *
01/28 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern *
01/30 Portland, OR - Bunk Bar *
01/31 Seattle, WA - Neumos *
04/09 Tillburg, Netherlands - Roadburn Festival
* with Marriages