These days everybody and their mother are making music in bedrooms and basements. Having loftier aspirations, Portland, OR dream-pop act Blouse prefer the confines of a warehouse. And while it’s just another room, the change in scenery makes all the difference in a track like “Videotapes”, the lead single from the outfit’s upcoming self-titled debut.
The woozy, somber number has your standard synth baseline, but feels decidedly more romantic than offering’s from the group’s counterparts. And bonus points for those who notice a Unknown Mortal Orchestra-esque vibe; the two bands share bassist Jacob Portrait, who also produced Blouse.
Blouse hits stores November 1st via Captured Tracks and you can find the album’s tracklist below. The band have a slew of tour dates this fall, where they’ll play with the likes of UMO, Beach Fossils, EMA, Twin Sister, and more. Scroll further down for those.
02. Time Travel
03. They Always Fly Away
04. Into Black
09. Ghost Dream
10. Fountain In Rewind
Blouse 2011 Tour Dates:
09/08 – Portland, OR @ Holocene ^
09/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands *
09/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium #
09/24 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge %
10/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Exchange LA (Captured Tracks showcase) ~
10/21 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
^ = w/ EMA, Twin Sister
* = w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Woven Bones
# = w/ Night Manager, DIVE
% = w/ Radiation City
~ = w/ Beach Fossils, Soft Metals