New Past Lives – “Deep In The Valley”

Ex-Blood Brother co-vocalist Jordan Blilie shreds his chords all over again for the Seattle quartet Past Lives, a band that also features onetime Brothers Morgan Henderson, Mark Gajadhar, and Devin Welch. You might not get this based on the eerie down-tempo “Deep In The Valley,” a song from the band’s debut studio album Tapestry Of Webs that features Jordan’s twin sister Hannah Blilie on backing vocals. (When not guesting on songs by her brother’s band, she plays drums in the Gossip.) The collection maintains a muscular dark crawl (see Hoover’s “Cable” at half-speed) here and there, but there are more than enough moments of release that feel even bigger after being bottled up.

Past Lives – “Deep In The Valley” (MP3)

The previously mentioned catharsis:

Past Lives – “Hex Takes Hold” (MP3)

Tapestry Of Webs is out 2/23 via Suicide Squeeze. That album art’s from a painting by Ryan Iverson. The band’s going on a tour that includes quite a few dates with the Thermals.

01/16 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
02/18 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge $
03/12 – St. Augustine, FL @ Harvest of Hope Festival
03/14 – Portland, OR @ East End
03/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
03/16 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
03/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
03/18 – El Paso, TX @ Dominics Piano Bar
03/17 – 3.20 – Austin, TX SXSW
03/20 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk Bar (Panache Booking SXSW Showcase) ^^
03/21 – Monterrey Mexico – Todd P Monterrey Festival
03/23 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar #%
03/24 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird #
03/25 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge #
03/26 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre #
03/27 – Grand Rapids, MI @ DAAC #
03/29 – Cleveland @ Now That’s Class #
03/30 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar #
04/01 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
04/02 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
04/03 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
04/04 – Washington, DC @ DC9
04/05 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
04/06 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
04/07 – Orlando, FL @ The Social *
04/08 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder *
04/09 – Gainesville, FL @ Rion Ballroom at University of Florida *
04/10 – St. Augustine, FL @ Café Eleven *
04/12 – Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox *
04/13 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle *
04/14 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern *
04/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church Sanctuary *
04/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar *
04/17 – Hamden, CT @ The Space *
04/18 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East *
04/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl *
04/22 – Princeton, NJ @ Terrace Club at Princeton University
04/23 – Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon St.
04/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry

$ w/ The Oh Sees
^^ w/ Surfer Blood, Dam-Funk, Oh Sees, The Intelligence, Turbo Fruits, Small Black
# w/ Air Waves
% w/ So Cow
* w/ The Thermals