New Album: Hellblinki – These Bubbles Come From Ants

These Bubbles Come From Ants is Hellblinki’s 4th studio album, and the first that follows a traditional album format, released in September of 2011 on vinyl and compact disc. The basic tracks were recorded and mixed at Seizure’s Palace in Brooklyn by Jason LaFarge, who has also recorded “Angels of Light” (Michael Gira of the SWANS) and has worked with Devandra Banhardt and The Dresden Dolls. The albums was mastered at SAW by Roger Sieble (The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, Tortoise).

“Mix it up into a pot/some black and gorgeous master plot,” Hellblinki’s master of cermeonies Andrew Benjamin sings over jaunty horns and barbed guitar lines on “Bubbles,” the opening track from the band’s fourth full-length. The lyric works as a thesis too, for this Asheville-based outfit’s darkly comic music, conjured out of bits of Weimar Republic cabaret, Italian operetta, infernal Slavic folk waltzes and psycho swamp blues. Benjamin’s “fiends” and “zombie kings” flirt with madness and chaos, drawn to the flames of power, lust and lechery – or perhaps driven there by the songs, where singing saws shadow operatic vocals. Accordion and tuba do a dance macabre, and mariachi horns mingle with Middle Eastern melodies…”
– John Schacht Shuffle

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Tour Dates: Hellblinki

September 21st New Haven, CT – Rudy’s
September 22nd Manchester, NH – Milly’s Tavern
September 23rd Portland, ME – Asylum
September 24th Providence RI – Club Remi’s
September 25th Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
September 26th Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex Theater
September 28th Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
September 29th Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
September 30th Savannah, GA – Yong’s
October 1st Jacksonville, FL – Factory (At the Pit)
October 3rd Austin, TX – Elysium
October 6th Scottsdale, AZ – Martini Ranch
October 7th San Diego, CA – Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center
October 8th Los Angeles, CA – Bar Sinister
October 9th San Francisco, CA – Stud Bar
October 11th Portland, OR – Fez Ballroom
October 12th Seattle, WA – El Corazon
October 14th Salt Lake City, UT – Area 51
October 16th St. Louis, MO – Crack Fox
October 17th Nashville, TN – The Rutledge
October 18th Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
October 20th Columbus, OH – The Shrunken Head
October 21st Milwaukee, WI – Club Anything
October 22nd Flint, MI – The Masonic Temple of Flint
October 23rd Philadelphia, PA – Starlight Ballroom

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