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“…the best record of the quartet’s already-solid career. Their impulsive sound has expanded into something bigger and bolder, encompassing bluesy rock, jangly pop, and nervy post-punk.” – Pitchfork
Fire Records is thrilled to announce that they have signed one of their favourite bands, Australian psychedelic pop outfit Blank Realm. Their new album "Go Easy" initially came out on a limited edition, vinyl only run via the awesome tastemaker label Siltbreeze and in Australia on the equally wonderful Bedroom Suck, but now through Fire it will be getting the widely distributed release it deserves in May, on CD and Pink 180gram 12” LP.
Blank Realm are one of the most popular bands in the booming Australian underground and have morphed in to a modern day Royal Trux, as Pitchfork described them in their review, they create: “…a bluesy waltz in which Sarah Spencer’s snarl hits Jennifer Herrema levels.”
Hailing from Brisbane, Blank Realm consists of three siblings, Daniel, Luke and Sarah Spencer, and Luke Walsh. Renowned for their ecstatic live performances and boundary-pushing, yet listenable records, the group have released several sold out recordings on labels including Not Not Fun, Digitialis, Albert’s Basement and MusicYourMindWillLoveYou.
The band’s formidable live reputation has been earned over the course of over 200 live performances with acts such as the Kurt Vile, Wild Flag, Zola Jesus, Sun Araw, The Clean, Robert Forster, Wet Hair, Jandek, Grouper, Damo Suzuki and Royal Headache.
Their new album, Go Easy, is an incredible blend of psychedelic rock & roll and super-catchy pop smarts. Sometimes their sound approaches the post-punk desperation of Joy Division, other times it possesses the playful, superfuzzed psych of the Flaming Lips. More than anything, Go Easy has THE SONGS. It comes in late and without much warning, but it is absolutely worth it and has received a lot of attention from the indie music press, blogs, community radio etc., Check out their video for “Cleaning Up My Mess.”