Published Feb 10, 2011Vancouver 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.
1. "Hastings Strut"
2. "Wealthy Barber"
3. "It Rains"
4. "Psychedelic High School"
1. "In the Red"
2. "World War Four"
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