PITCHFORK PREMIERES ALEX BLEEKER AND THE FREAKS’ “THE REST” VIDEO
NEW RECORD COUNTRY AGENDA OUT NOW ON SINDERLYN
ON TOUR THROUGHOUT FALL
“[Country Agenda] is full of adroitly crafted songs fleshed out with delicate organs, vocal harmonies, and twinkling keyboard touches.” —Stereogum
Pitchfork is now premiering the video for “The Rest” from Alex Bleeker and the Freaks’ new record, Country Agenda, out now on Sinderlyn. Watch/share it at http://bit.ly/1W2xB6v.
To celebrate the release the band will tour extensively throughout the fall, including dates in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. See below for the full routing.
Country Agenda is the culmination of Bleeker’s solo work outside of his efforts with the band Real Estate. While the Freaks’ line up has organically changed over time, this release finds the band gelling into its most cohesive self with its most collaborative songwriting to date. Of the new music, Bleeker explains, “We’re extremely proud of this record. For the first time, the Freaks came together as a collaborative unit and crafted what we think is our best album yet. It was recorded on a hillside overlooking the ocean in coastal California and we hope that some of that beauty comes through in the music.” Country Agenda follows 2013’s How Far Away and the band’s 2009 self-titled debut album.
Alex Bleeker and the Freaks was founded by Bleeker to bring together like-minded musicians and friends. The band features Bleeker (guitar, vocals), Alex Steinberg (guitar), Nick Lenchner (bass), Dylan Shumaker (drums), Jacob Wolf (keys) and occasional guest vocals from Molly Sarle (Mountain Man).
For more information, please contact Joe Cohen, Mary Moyer, or Carla Sacks at 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.
COUNTRY AGENDA TRACK LIST
1. Little Dream I Had
3. Country Agenda
5. Downright Stinson
6. The Rest
7. Sealong Hair
8. Honey, I don’t Know
9. The Wind
10. Turtle Dove
12. They’ve Gone Home Schedule
ALEX BLEEKER AND THE FREAKS TOUR DATES
November 11 /// New Haven, CT /// BAR
November 12 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Brooklyn Bowl
November 13 /// Poughkeepsie, NY /// Vassar College
November 14 /// Northampton, MA /// Iron Horse Music Hall
November 15 /// Winooski, VT /// Monkey House
November 16 /// Montreal, QC /// Divan Orange
November 17 /// Toronto, ON /// Smiling Buddha
November 18 /// Ann Arbor, MI /// Blind Pig
November 19 /// Chicago, IL /// Empty Bottle
November 20 /// Columbus, OH /// Double Happiness
November 21 /// Washington, DC /// DC9
November 22 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Boot & Saddle
December 4 /// Vancouver, BC /// Fortune
December 5 /// Seattle, WA /// Barboza
December 6 /// Portland, OR /// Mississippi Studios
December 8 /// Mill Valley, CA /// Sweetwater Music Hall
December 9 /// San Francisco, CA I /// ndependent
December 10 /// Felton, CA /// Don Quixote’s Int’l Music Hall
December 11 /// Big Sur, CA /// Fernwood Tavern
December 12 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Echo