B L I S.


Worldwide ManagementSargent House
Manager: Cathy Pellow
Day to Day: Brittany Baker

Worldwide Label - Sargent House 
Label: Marc Jetton
 
N American Booking: New Frontier Touring 
Agent: Gregg Little 
 
UK / European Booking: ATC Live
Agent: Graham Iain Clews

 

BLIS. SHOWS

"Bad Weather" 15 Tracks from July 2019 You Should Know // FLOOD 

(via FLOOD Magazine)

Blis., “Bad Weather” 
There’s enormous “Lazy Eye” energy emanating from the new Blis. single—like, so much so that I had to go back and confirm that Carnavas absolutely holds up. A bit more structured in its distribution of angst, though, “Bad Weather” communicates the frustrations of recognizing a parent’s alcoholic tendencies in your own life, with sobering lyrics about seeing your father’s reflection in toilet water. More emo-leaning than shoegaze-y in its sound and lyrical content than Silversun Pickups ever were, Blis. are clearly on their own wavelength. Damn, Wolfmother kinda holds up, too.

BLIS. CAST A DARK SPELL WITH “BAD WEATHER” // Immersive Atlanta 

(via Immersive Atlanta)

I don’t know how Blis. does it. Viewed as an assemblage of individual parts, their songs don’t always appear to be especially revelatory— just solid post-hardcore fare getting by on moody dynamics and ‘90s nostalgia. But with every release the band prove themselves to be a consummate songwriting unit, consistently turning out music that is catchy, explosive, and emotionally gripping.Part of that credit goes to vocalist Aaron Gossett who sings with the kind of earnest vulnerability that can make the simplest line seem like an epiphany. But damn if this band does just flat-out jam when they want to, and new single “Bad Weather” is only further proof of their ability to wring magic out of a genre that too often feels staid and worn. 

Shot by Matt Foster and edited by Zak Washburn, the video helps maintain the track’s ‘90s vibe with visuals that wouldn’t have been out of place on an episode of 120 Minutes. Amidst all the stylized performance footage and closeups of spider webs and crawling worms, there’s plenty of downcast eyes and sullen faces, which makes sense considering the gravity of the song and its themes concerning drug abuse, identity, and misspent youth. More importantly, all that regretful longing feels honest and genuine, allowing the viewer to slowly succumb to the song’s dark spell. 

Whether or not “Bad Weather” is part of a forthcoming project or simply a one-off single remains to be seen; regardless, it should fuel plenty of anticipation for whatever Blis. decide to conjure up next. 

New Single + Music Video // "Bad Weather" 

Blis. has a new single + music video out today – "Bad Weather". 
Stream / Download HERE

Tour dates just announced w/ Weakened Friends * 
October 04 Greenville, SC @ Radio Room 
October 11 Allston, MA @ Great Scott * 
October 12 Providence, RI @ Dusk * 
October 14 New Haven, CT @ Manic Mondays * 
October 16 Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall * 
October 17 Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland * 
October 18 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Brewery * 
October 19 Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits * 
October 20 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong * 
October 30 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn * 
November 1 Gainesville, FL @ FEST 

2019 Atlanta Music MVPs // Creative Loafing 

via Creative Loafing

BLIS | Emo-laced indie rock quartet Blis. sounds like they were plucked from the mid-aughts and updated for the modern era. Blis., consisting of Aaron Gossett (vox/guitar), Luke Jones (guitar), Nick Beaty (bass), and Jimi Ingman (drums), employs melancholy vocals, light frantic riffs, and earnest lyricism to create bangers that are both nostalgic and relatable. The same qualities are present in the group’s music videos, which juxtapose polished modern production with retro footage. Their debut record No One Loves You, released via Sargent House, is nothing short of a layered diary entry, undercut with a somber tone that can’t fail to elicit the listener’s empathy. “Sargent House has opened a lot of doors for us,” says Luke Jones, “They’re such a well-respected label, so it feels good to be a part of that roster. It almost doesn’t feel real that we’re deserving of that. So we’re thankful for [the label] giving us that shot.” – Will Cardwell

Blis. Announce 2019 Summer Tour with Off Road Minivan 

Blis. have announced an east coast tour with Off Road Minivan this summer here:

JUN 27 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
JUN 28 Manchester, NH @ Bungalow
JUN 29 Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds
JUL 01 Norfolk, VA @ Charlies
JUL 02 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
JUL 03 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
JUL 05 Greenville, SC @ Radio Room
JUL 06 Columbus, OH @ Donatos Basement
JUL 07 Kingston, NY @ BSP