|Helms Alee stream entire new album via Pitchfork Advance|
Tour with Russian Circles in March
Listen to Sleepwalking Sailors album HERE
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"The essence of the band is perfected on Sleepwalking Sailors. It's a masterpiece." -- Seattle Weekly
Seattle trio Helms Alee are streaming their entire forthcoming album Sleepwalking Sailors all this week via Pitchfork Advance starting today. The album will be released on February 11th. Listen/share the full album HERE.
Helms Alee also takes to the road as direct support to label mates Russian Circles (with KEN Modeopening all shows) in March. Please see complete dates below.
Helms Alee's music is exactly the sort of mutant, fantastic hybrid that used to only occasionally erupt out of small, isolated scenes, uninformed by trends of the day - instead inspired by the band's own collective contributions. The Seattle trio's unique amalgam of metal, art rock, pop and punk is charmingly reminiscent of the fertile creativity that groups once had before the Internet seemed to instruct bands to only copy one another. Helms Alee's third album, Sleepwalking Sailors sounds like many styles combined into one, and none of it concerned with any notion other than creating vital, urgent and uniquely characteristic music.
Bassist/vocalist Dana James, drummer/vocalist Hozoji Matheson-Margullis and guitarist/vocalist Ben Verellen combine a vast array of ideas within a single song, while still sounding entirely cohesive. Their songs are undeniably heavy, but also freely roaming through icy post-punk and warm melodic haze at any given moment. Any given song can be pummeling one moment and then subtly shift into triple harmonies without the listener even realizing what has happened.
Sleepwalking Sailors will be available everywhere on LP, CD and download on February 11th, 2014 via Sargent House.
HELMS ALEE LIVE:03/04 Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
03/05 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
03/07 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
03/09 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
03/10 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre *
03/12 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom *
03/13 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *
03/14 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory *
03/15 Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar *
03/16 Chicago, IL @ Metro *
* w/ Russian Circles, KEN Mode
Artist: Helms Alee
Album: Sleepwalking Sailors
Label: Sargent House
Release date: February 11th, 2014
01. Pleasure Center (STREAM)
02. Tumescence (STREAM)
04. Dangling Modifiers
05. Heavy Worm Burden
06. Crystal Gale
07. New West
08. Fetus. Carcass.
09. Slow Beef
10. Animatronic Bionic
11. Dodge The Lightning
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