Today Bellows have shared the full album stream for their upcoming album, Fist & Palm. Fist & Palm is available for pre-order now and out this week (Friday September 30) on Double Double Whammy.
On Bellows’ third full-length album, Fist & Palm, Oliver Kalb experiments with aggressive sequenced drums and electronic sounds, taking as much influence from contemporary pop as from early 2000’s Pacific-Northwest lo-fi.
Bellows have also announced a fall tour with PWR BTTM and Lisa Prank, as well as a record release show at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn on September 30th. All dates below.
9/30 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium #
10/22 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace ^
10/24 – Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar Room ^
10/25 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s ^
10/26 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen ^
10/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry ^
10/28 – Omaha, NE @ Milk Run ^
10/30 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge ^
11/1 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ^
11/2 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux ^
11/3 – Walla Walla, WA @ Billsville West ^
11/4 – Vancouver, BC @ 333 Clark ^
11/5 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project ^
11/6 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #
11/7 – Eugene, OR @ The Boreal ^
11/9 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop ^
11/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater ^
11/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge ^
11/14 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk ^
11/15 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada ^
11/16 – Jackson, MS @ Big Sleepy’s ^
11/17 – Nashville, TN @ The End ^
11/18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade ^
11/20 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook ^
11/21 – Washington, DC @ DC9 ^
11/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA ^
11/23 – Somerville, MA @ ONCE Somerville ^
# Record Release Show w/ Sharpless, Sitcom and Paper Bee
^ w/ PWR BTTM & Lisa Prank
Bellows is the bedroom-recording project of songwriter and producer Oliver Kalb. The sound of Bellows is sensory and delicate, subtle and quiet but erupting with frantic wobbling drums, large orchestral sections and bursts of noise that push the conventions of pop and folk. Started in late 2010 in a dorm room at Bard College, Bellows has since blossomed from solo recording experiment into a large-scale rock band, employing the help of The Epoch collective to bring Kalb’s intimate home recordings to life on stage. The live band features Gabrielle Smith (Eskimeaux), Felix Walworth (Told Slant) & Henry Crawford (Small Wonder), each of whose particular sensibilities work to translate Bellows’ intimate recordings into sweeping, loud, and intense live performances.