Song Premiere: Balmorhea - "Days"
Hailing from Austin, Texas, six-piece instrumental group Balmorhea (pronounced Bal-more-ay), has been churning out post-rock in the vein of Explosions in the Sky since 2006. The band set to embark on a fall North American tour in support of their forthcoming album, Stranger, set to be released in the U.S. on Oct. 2.
Sharing both the name of a tiny West Texas town of 500 people in addition to the motifs the American Southwest embodies, Balmorhea’s early work drew from folklore, proclamations of mountainous settings and intimate studies on solitude, nature and night. As the band grew in size over the years, several layers were added to create a more complex representation of ideas, textures and sounds that culminates in a sound that is hard to pin to any specific genre.
In keeping with their description, Balmorhea’s latest single “Days” is filled with numerous intricacies featured in the forms of percussion, guitars and strings, “Days” proves to be a sprawling creation that is an indulgence for the careful listener.
Check out “Days” below.
Balmorhea Tour Dates
28 - Austin, Texas @ Mohawk (Stranger Release Show)
29 - Dallas, Texas @ Church of the Incarnation
01 - Houston, Texas @ Fitzgerals
02 - New Orleans, La. @ Café Instanbul
03 - Birmingham, Ala. @ Bottletree
04 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl
05 - Chapel Hill, N.C. @ Local 506
06 - Washington, DC @ Sixth and I Synagogue
07 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Johnny Brendas
08 - New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
09 - Boston, Mass. @ Middle Eastern (Upstairs)
10 - Buffalo, N.Y. @ Mohawk Place
11 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Tavern
12 - Bloomington, Ind. @ The Bishop
13 - South Bend, Ind. @ Subkirke
14 - Chicago, Ill. @ Schubas
15 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ Mad Planet
17 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street Entry
18 - Iowa City, Iowa @ Gabe’s
19 - Kansas City, Mo. @ Record Bar
21 - Denver, Colo. @ Hi Dive
22 - Casper, Wyo. @ Durham Hall – Casper College
25 - Vancouver, B.C. @ Rickshaw Theatre
26 - Seattle, Wash. @ Columbia City Theatre
28 - Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir
29 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Bottom of the Hill
30 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Echo
31 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Rhythm Room
04 - Austin, Texas @ Fun Fun Fun Fest