June 30, 2011

we are the tide

I was pretty darn excited yesterday to get a glimpse inside the studio for the new Blind Pilot album, due September 13th. This is probably one of my most highly anticipated sophomore records from a band in a long time (except maybe The Head and The Heart, but patience is a virtue). Blind Pilot released their thoroughly superb, smokily-shaded debut album 3 Rounds and a Sound in 2008 — I loved it then and it has held fast as a favorite. Singer Israel Nebeker’s voice holds such a rich and knowing sweetness, and the themes of the album swim deep in veins of love and loss.

The new album is named after a song “We Are The Tide” that first surfaced live last year, and that I featured happily on my Autumn Leaves/Autumn Stays mix. There is something deeply autumnal about Blind Pilot, at least to my ears, so I can’t wait until this September. We’re trying to get them in for a Chapel Session this fall as well, so stay tuned. I can hardly imagine anything nicer.

We Are The Tide (live in Portland) – Blind Pilot

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3 Comments »

  • Dig it!
    I’m a fan of their first album too… can’t wait until this release!

    steve — June 30, 2011 @ 11:39 am

  • I can’t wait for their new album either! And from the sound of it, it won’t disappoint.
    Your Autumn mix was awesome, by the way :)

    almu — June 30, 2011 @ 8:18 pm

  • Hi there,

    Nick Hornby told me to visit your blog via his radio show on BBC 6 Music this weekend. I’m so glad I did. I’m sat on Bondi Beach in Australia writing my own blog to the sounds of yours.

    Thanks for the mix it’s ace!

    BondiBen — July 4, 2011 @ 5:09 am

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