Alex Bleeker & The Freaks announces new album

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“New Jersey-born and ‘Real Estate’ memeber Alex Bleeker is an old soul. For his sophomore album, How Far Away, he lets that come into play fully. Over 11 tracks, he deals with the autumnal phase of lost love, the point after the grieving subsides and you start figuring out what you’re supposed to do next. As with his last album, Bleeker cobbles together a ragtag collection of “freaks,” including Mountain Man’s Amelia Meath, who provides gorgeously weighty backing vocals on four tracks,  Woods’ Jarvis Tanviere, Real Estate’s Jackson Pollis, Big Troubles’ Sam Franklin, among plenty of other like-minded musicians who lend sparkling instrumental flourishes and a full-bodied backbone to Bleeker’s pained yowl.

Tour dates

Sun-Feb-17 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands +
Sat-Feb-23 – Storrs, CT – Storrs Congregational Church at University of Connecticut
Fri-Mar-1 – Annandale-on-Hudson, NY – Manor at Bard College *
Wed-Mar-6 – Charlottesville, VA – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar #
Thu-Mar-7 – Raleigh, NC – King’s Barcade %
Fri-Mar-8 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover
Sat-Mar-9 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl %
Sun-Mar-10 – New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar
Mon-Mar-11 – Houston, TX – Rudyard’s
Wed-Mar-13 – Austin, TX – Red 7 – Force Field / Stones Throw (SXSW)
Wed-Mar-13 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room – Megablaag (SXSW)
Thu-Mar-14 – Austin, TX – Spider House Ballroom – KVRXPlosion (SXSW)
Sat-Mar-16 – Austin, TX – Beerland – Ground Control Touring Party (SXSW)
Sun-Mar-17 – Dallas, TX – Spillover Fest
Tue-Mar-19 – Oxford, MS – Lamar Lounge
Wed-Mar-20 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Thu-Mar-21 – Boone, NC – Boone Saloon
Fri-Mar-22 – Athens, GA – Farm 255
Sat-Mar-23 – Greenville, NC – Spazz Fest
Wed-Apr-3 – New Haven, CT – BAR Nightclub (Free show)
Fri-Apr-5 – Harrisonburg, VA – MACRoCk Festival
April 11-13 – Calgary, AB – MTT Fest

+ = w/ Quilt

* = w/ Andrew Cedermark

# = w/ Prince Rama

% = w/ Ducktails

Alex Bleeker & The Freaks

How Far Away 

(Woodsist)

Street Date: May 28, 2013

1. Don’t look down
2. See you on Sunday
3. Leave on the light
4. Home I love
5. Time cloud
6. Who are you seeing?
7. Rhythm Shakers
8. All my songs
9. Steve’s theme
10. Step right up (pour yourself some wine)
11. Love fadeaway

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