BNLX, Minneapolis’ premier psychedelic/noise/punk/situationist/”music” group, are set to release their eighth eponymous EP in April. It’s lead single is the very catchy “Opposites Attract” and we’ve got the premiere of it’s music video, filmed in Buenos Aires while on tour in South America. You can watch it below. If you want to play catch-up on their previous seven EPs, their compilation, Produit Collecté, is out now and if you order the vinyl, you also get a download of all the EPs in full (including the new one.) You can stream Produit Collecté below too.
BNLX will be on tour in May and while we wait for details on that, the group have also remixed a single from Swedish noir-gaze outfit Blackstrap. The track, “Make Sense Make Change” features Victoria Bergsman of Taken by Trees/Concretes, and features on the band’s forthcoming TBA album. Stream the remix and the original below.
BNLX, the psychedelic/noise/punk/situationist/”music” entity headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, has an agenda of activities which it would like to share with you.
BNLX is pleased to announce the imminent release of its EP #8 music product. The EP contains four new compositions: “Opposites Attract”, “Permageddon”, “Rapture Me Now”, and “Mass Ejection”. This product will be available in handmade physical CD form directly from BNLX, digitally via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and those other sites, and also via piracy on the Internet.
“Opposites Attract”, which kicks off the EP, is the designated “emphasis track for media”, and as such is the subject of a music video. This video was shot in Buenos Aires, Argentina during recent BNLX tour activities. It juxtaposes grimy urban imagery with the high energy lifestyle of a touring psychedelic/noise/punk/situationist/”music” group. Please note that the group is not actually performing the song live in this video, although it may appear so…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAdc0XFXwzA
BNLX has recently created a remix of a track for Swedish electro-shoegaze-psych heroes BLACKSTRAP. The song, “Make Sense Make Change”, features an amazing lead vocal by Victoria Bergsman (The Concretes/Taken By Trees/Peter, Bjorn and John “Young Folks”) Blackstrap’s original version was one of the best songs of 2013 in our opinion. We upped the tempo and brought in the noise, as is our way. You can check it out here…https://soundcloud.com/blackstrap/blackstrap-make-sense-make
The BNLX album Produit Collecté (Collected Product) will receive a full national release in early April. The LP/CD/deluxe digital album rounds up songs from the band’s now out-of-print EP 1-7 releases. This release had been available exclusively at the BNLXFest II shows last November (as well as local Minneapolis record retailers), but due to ongoing requests we have decided to give it proper nationwide distribution. For more information on this release, please visit http://bnlx.bandcamp.com
Music video for the track “Devil You Know” from the debut BNLX LP. Directed by Tal Tahir. Concept, camera, edit and post by Tal Tahir. Live camera: Christian Erickson, Howard Day, Marcus Metropolis, Mike Minehart.
Every now and then, there’s a point at which you have to say “fuck it” and start tagging everything you possibly can. Works of art, hand-rainbow banners, other graffiti — it’s all fair game. Minneapolis-based noise-hawkers BNLX have reached that point, and they’ve taken it upon themselves to put their name on everything imaginable around their hometown.
“The Devil You Know” is a blast of swampy distortion and chugging rhythms that throw everything into disarray, as guitarist/vocalist Ed Ackerson proves when he tags over the star for Polara, which was Ackerson’s first band. Check out the video below.
As mentioned, Minneapolis’ BNLX were just in NYC for a couple shows. Now back in their home state, the band have left us a present in the form of a new video for “Vibrant,” a song off last year’s full-length debut. The clip was filmed on their recent visit to Amesterdam and it premieres in this post. Watch it below.
Meanwhile BNLX are prepping another of their “serial indoctrination campaigns,” like the quarterly EPs that first introduced the band. They’re also about to play their first-ever West Coast shows, including dates in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Those are listed below.
BNLX – 2013 Tour Dates
6/5 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club with Peace 830 PM
6/7 SF @ Neck of the Woods 9 PM
6/8 SF Parkerzalooza at Light Rail Studios 8 PM
6/10 LA @ The Echo with Hindu Pirates 9 PM
6/21 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club w/ Parquet Courts
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.
This short film documents processes involved in the creation of the latest BNLX product.
Since its inception, BNLX has consistently met and/or exceeded expectations as a provider of mission-critical noise services to the entertainment sector. 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.