Abbotsford, BC post-punk group Blessed has announced their first full length, an 8-song independent release titled Salt. They'll release it on April 5. This week the band premiered the pensive, slow-burning album track "Disease" at Paste. It's the second preview from the album, following the tightly-wound "Thought" single shared a few weeks prior. This new record follows the band's critically lauded 2017 EP II, as well as a split 7" last year with the Winnipeg noise-punk group Tunic.

Blessed recorded Salt at Montreal's Break Glass Studios with Jace Lasek of The Besnard Lakes recording and mixing. The band features Drew Riekman, Matt McKeen, Reuben Houweling, Mitchell Trainor, and Jake Holmes.

March 07Salt Lake City, UtahThe Underground
March 08Denver, Colo.Nude City Relief Center
March 09Albuquerque, N.M.The Fly Honey Warehouse
March 10Denton, TexasTBA
March 13 to 16Austin, TexasSXSW
April 05Abbotsford, B.C.Rugby Club
April 06Vancouver, B.C.Red Gate
April 09Calgary, Alta.The Palomino Smokehouse & Social Club
April 10Lethbridge, Alta.The Slice
April 11Edmonton, Alta.The Buckingham
April 12Saskatoon, Sask.SK Indoor Skatepark
April 13Winnipeg, Man.The Handsome Daughter
April 15Fargo, N.D.The Aquarium
April 16Minneapolis, Minn.7th Street Entry*
April 18Iowa City, IowaIowa City Gabe’s (Downstairs)*
April 19Madison, Wis.Art In*
April 20Milwaukee, Wis.X Ray Arcade*
April 21Chicago, Ill.Subterranean (Downstairs)
April 22St. Louis, Mo.FOAM
April 23Fayetteville, Ark.Backspace
April 25Nashville, Tenn.Drkmttr Collective
April 26Lexington, Ky.Best Friend Bar
April 27Cincinnati, OhioThe Comet
April 28Pittsburgh, Pa.Black Forge


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