Vancouver's B-Lines Return with New Twelve-Inch

Vancouver's B-Lines Return with New Twelve-Inch
Vancouver quartet B-Lines have been combining their scrappy, pop-infused hardcore with a dry, sardonic sense of humour for four years now, but their recorded output has been scarce. Aside from a hard-to-find demo cassette, the band only released their excellent seven-inch debut in 2009. Now, they will follow it up with a nine-song twelve-inch.

Like their past efforts, this record is also self-titled and covers themes that span from Vancouver's climate ("It Rains") and the walking habits of the Downtown Eastside ("Hastings Strut") to a fictional LSD-laden chemistry class ("Psychedelic High School"). The record was produced by bassist Adam Fothergill at the band's Vancouver practice space.

B-Lines is expected to be out in March as a split release between Nominal Records and Deranged. The first pressing of the record will also include a zine. In addition to this record, the band are already writing and recording another twelve-inch, tentatively planned for release later this year.

The album art for B-Lines is available above, while the tracklisting is below, along with the band's upcoming shows.

B-Lines:


Side A:


1. "Hastings Strut"
2. "Wealthy Barber"
3. "It Rains"
4. "Psychedelic High School"
5. "Sunglasses"

Side B:

1. "In the Red"
2. "World War Four"
3. "Houseplants"
4. "Tonite"

Tour dates:

2/19 Vancouver, BC - Inter Urban Gallery
3/4 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore *

3/11 Calgary, AB - Broken City *

3/12 Edmonton, AB - The ARTery *

3/13 Calgary, AB - Tubby Dog *

* with White Lung and Nü Sensae