Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Blakes go on tour, showcase BEADS, reveal new EP

Snow and Garnet Keim's new project, and The Blakes' new tour/EP

Well it's been a very busy month for brothers Keim and The Blakes. Earlier this week, Snow and Garnet released the debut album for their new musical vehicle, BEADS, entitled No One Knows. Check them out at their MySpace page to hear four songs. While there's no scheduled tour for BEADS, last night The Blakes kicked off their North American tour in Portland and announced this after the show:
We had one of the best shows that we have played in Portland last night. Well attended and everyone seemed to be with us. we saw old friends and made a bunch of new ones. we are playing and selling a new E.P. on this tour and also playing some stuff from BEADS just to mix it up...
So far I haven't been able to get any info on this new EP, but it looks like it's only available at the shows. For a list of stops on their tour, read below. And for a sample of BEADS, here's the video for their title track, and also "Evil" - both are great songs worth checking out.

BEADS - "Evil"
Buy No One Knows (iTunes)

The Blakes Tour Dates:
Mar 15 2009 8:00P
The Bunkhouse Saloon for NEON REVERB Music Festival Las Vegas, Nevada
Mar 16 2009 8:00P
Rhythm Room w/Viva Voce, Dusty Rhodes & the River Band + many more Phoenix, Arizona
Mar 17 2009 8:00P
Club Congress w/Dusty Rhodes & the River Band, Gliss Tucson, Arizona
Mar 19 2009 8:00P
The Warhol San Antonio, Texas
Mar 20 2009 8:00P
SXSW @ Mohawk w/The Hold Steady Austin, Texas
Mar 21 2009 8:00P
Bash Riprock’s Lubbock, Texas
Mar 23 2009 8:00P
Hi Dive Denver, Colorado
Mar 25 2009 8:00P
Bar Deluxe Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 27 2009 8:00P
The BLVD Spokane, Washington