BLONDS are releasing their debut The Bad Ones today via Gluck Music. The band has made the album available for stream this week, available for posting HERE. In conjunction with the release of The Bad Ones, BLONDS debuted the video for the titular track, available for posting HERE. “The Bad Ones” clip premiered via Consequence of Sound, who noted that “the song’s methodical waltz that builds into a sweeping orchestral movement adds an air of gravity to footage of cheesy vampire transformations and unnerving hypnotism.”
In support of The Bad Ones, BLONDS will tour with Wild Nothing & DIIV, joining them on East Coast dates in late September, following a hometown show with Telepathe in Brooklyn at the Rock Shop on August 28th. Additionally, the band was invited to play the inaugural Brooklyn, Sweden Festival in Stockholm this August, alongside The Hold Steady, Blonde Redhead, Cults & more. Full tour dates are below.
Recently, the band debuted “Time,” the new single off The Bad Ones. The track, which is available for posting HERE, premiered via Paste Magazine, who called it “the very definition of what makes BLONDS so incredibly appealing” and has recently been added to rotation at the legendary KEXP. Additionally, the band released bonus B-sides to the single, featuring covers of Dirty Projectors’ “Gun Has No Trigger” and Lana Del Rey’s “Born to Die.”
The duo, consisting of Cari Rae & Jordy Asher, relocated from their native Florida to Brooklyn to record the debut full-length. They tapped producer Nicolas Vernhes (Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter, Spoon) to helm the sessions.
BLONDS Tour Dates:
8/28 – The Rock Shop – Brooklyn, NY @
8/31-9/1 – Debaser – Malmo/Stockholm, Sweden %
9/16 – Cameo – Brooklyn, NY ^
9/20 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA &
9/24 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia PA &
9/25 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington DC &
9/26 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA &
@ – w/ Telepathe
^ – w/ Beach Day
% – w/ Cults, The Hold Steady, Blonde Redhead, DIIV, Caveman, Dum Dum Girls, Telepathe, The So So Glos, Crystal Stilts
& – w/ Wild Nothing, DIIV