Read an extensive interview with BNLX’s Ed Ackerson about the new EP via City Pages Gimme Noise
Minneapolis’ most beloved noise pop organization BNLX smashes an uncharacteristically lengthy period of silence with the new “Flextime” EP. The new EP (#9 in the BNLX EP series for those of you counting!) is available as a limited CD and download via Bandcamp, and also via iTunes/Amazon/Spotify/etc. consists of four tracks:
1. “Flextime”– the EP kicks off with this epic, compulsively hummable title track about reclaiming life from the grasp of the daily grind.
2. “This Is Love”– a cover of the PJ Harvey song and a crowd favorite from recent BNLX live shows.
3. “Til Death Do We Party (110 dbs)”– a sort of anti-anthem that tells a lurid (and humorous) tale of the bridging-and-tunneling of the band’s South Minneapolis neighborhood.
4. “It Was the Light”– in the wake of the band’s highly enjoyable participation in the Drone Not Drones 28 hour drone event last winter, BNLX has been exploring drone/improv/spontaneous composition with glee and aplomb. “It Was the Light” is excerpted from a much longer live improvisational performance recorded by the band at Flowers Studio in October. This track, like the others on the EP, also marks the first recorded contributions of additional guitarist Jim McGuinn to the BNLX sound.
City Pages Gimme Noise has posted a preview piece on the BNLX LP, plus the premiere of the new track “Vibrant” and some preliminary information on the BNLXFest release shows Nov. 16+17 at Cause in Minneapolis….
City Pages writer Erik Thompson on the LP: “t’s fiery, inventive, and everything you would hope for from a BNLX full-length.” Check out the full-length City Pages piece here.
BNLX’s debut full-length LP will be released on 180g 12″ vinyl, CD and download this November!!! Watch this space and our Facebook page for more details and “music” previews!
The lovely folks at 89.3 The Current’s Local Current blog premiered the new “music” video for the first track off of BNLX EP #7. Please check it out, and click the Facebook “like” button to tell your friends if you enjoy it! There are many more BNLX videos as well on the BNLX YouTube page.
89.3 The Current presents the BNLX EP #7 release event on Friday, April 28! with special guests Idle Hands, Prissy Clerks, and Launch Party
at the Nicholas Edward Hall
1621 Harmon Place, Minneapolis
(on Loring Park behind Joe’s Garage)
Saturday April 28th
For more information, please visit bnlx2day.com, facebook.com/bnlxmusic, or email bnlx AT bnlx2day.com
About BNLX: an organization devoted to creation and extrapolation of memes and other specialized cultural products, BNLX is the midst of executing its Second One Year Plan. Its goal: to meet and/or exceed expectations as it renders mission-critical services to The Revolution, The Industry of Human Happiness, The Kids, and its other valued customers. Based in L’Anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland, BNLX has executed field operations in numerous locales including Minneapolis, MN, La Pointe, WI, Brooklyn, NY, and Berlin, DE. BNLX creates class-leading pop/noise/obfuscation products which are marketed in the recorded, live performance, and audiovisual arenas.
BNLX is engaged in an ongoing campaign to heighten awareness, engender revolutionary spirit, and foster an energetic response to the hegemonic forces currently monopolizing the means of production. The sequential release of product is one component in an overall action scheme which involves the deployment of informational and conceptual constructs utilizing audiovisual media and situationist tactics. The EP #7 release marks the inaugural phase of the group’s current operational agenda (officially known as the BNLX Second One Year Plan). The execution of this plan will involve a range of cultural exchange activities (concerts, recitals, and other product demonstrations) and will be coordinated with the release of bundled intellectual property assets (“music” product) and physical manifestations of cognitive/interpretive processes (“art”). Thank you for your interest in BNLX.
BNLX “Instant” Replacements EP limited edition “music” product. Here are two preview tracks:
BNLX is pleased to be part of the the annual Replacements tribute at First Avenue on November 25. In the course of our preparation for this event, it came to our attention that there has been a dearth of new Replacements product in the marketplace over the last several years. Admirers of the work of the Replacements are particularly die-hard, even rabid in their enthusiasm. In the interest of meeting the demands of this underserved and valuable consumer demographic, we have prepared an “instant” EP featuring BNLX interpretations of four Replacements “music” compositions.
The handmade product, titled BNLX “instant” Replacements EP, will be available for sale exclusively at the First Avenue show on Nov. 25, 2011. This unprecedented “instant” release reflects BNLX’s constant commitment to serve the demands and meet the challenges of the ever-changing musical marketplace. After this event, this EP will live on only as a memory and a highly collectible limited edition artifact. And, of course, as pirated content on various file sharing sites and music blogs.
Full EP track listing: 1. Color Me Impressed 2. I Don’t Know 3. Merry Go Round 4. You Lose
A Tribute to The Replacements at First Avenue
Friday, November 25
7 pm – $8
BNLX performance at 8:50 PM.
BNLX will be appearing twice at this year’s CMJ festival in New York-10/19 at The Rock Shop, 10/20 at Rebel. Full details can be found on the Facebook events for each show…
Wednesday 10/19 at the Rock Shop, Brooklyn
Thursday 10/20 at Rebel, Chelsea NYC
BNLX EP #6 is out now! Grab limited-edition CD’s at Susstones Shop+live shows, or download it from iTunes, Amazon or any other friendly digital music retailer.
BNLX is playing a lightning-fast string of shows to celebrate the release of the new EP:
8/20 Chicago Ultra lounge
8/21 Indianapolis Melody Inn
8/22 Hoosick, NY (private event)
8/23 Boston TT the Bear’s Place
8/24 NYC The Rock Shop Brooklyn
8/25 NYC Pianos
8/27 Minneapolis First Avenue (with Peter Bjorn and John)
We present to you a preview “music” track from the forthcoming BNLX EP #5 product. This track is entitled “Burn the Boats”. Comprised of heraldic poetry accompanied by electronic and rhythmic audio elements, “Burn the Boats” represents a new frontier in the extrapolation of the BNLX idiom. This track also features contributions by special guest improviser Otamatone.
We encourage you to stream, download, link to and otherwise disseminate the file containing this “music”. Control+click the “download” link to facilitate piracy.