9/28/2016

The Helio Sequence hit the road this October

The Helio Sequence hit the road this October

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The Helio Sequence have scheduled fall 2016 tour dates in support of its self-titled 6th effort, which is available now from Sub Pop. The trek begins October 7th in Ashland, OR at The Brickroomand ends October 23rd in Portland, OR at Revolution Hall. The tour includes stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Boulder, and Salt Lake City. Please find a current list of tour dates below.

The Helio Sequence is out now on CD/LP/DL worldwide from Sub Pop [link here]. The album was produced & mixed by the band at The Old Jantzen Building in Portland, OR and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound
 

What people are saying about The Helio Sequence:
“The Helio Sequence has created a euphoric, career-defining album.” [9.2 / 10] - PASTE


“...10 infectiously compelling tracks in 36 breathtaking minutes...Songs that would have been furiously epic on recent THS works are marvels of restraint in length and production, particularly the nervous slink of “Upward Mobility,” the elegant swagger of “Stoic Resemblance” and the thrilling pop insistence of “Deuces,” which all clock in at less than four minutes.” [Essential New Music] - MAGNET

"...The duo’s latest is an ambitious, smart, and memorable collection of crisply produced clean-channel rock that shows all the newcomers how it’s done." [8/10] - FLOOD
 

“This collection of songs is lush and atmospheric, leaning heavily on layered, orchestral ambience rather than on the chirping indie-pop choruses of the band’s past. Album opener “Battle Lines” surges with melancholy, each note fraught with a moody pensiveness. It expands from there, as if the musicians are not necessarily expressing anything different, but expressing the same things differently. The collection as a whole is lovely and contemplative, building a certain feeling around the listener.” - Relix
 

“Stoic Resemblance” matches harmonious psychedelic chorus with a brisk krautrock pulse.” - Stereogum

“”Stoic Resemblance” is among the most pop-friendly things the duo have put to tape. Of course, “pop-friendly” to The Helio Sequence takes the shape of more direct song structures and vocal hooks. Naturally, it’s all filtered through their signature kaleidoscopic filter, hitting a chord somewhere between gauzy and taut. At a tight three minutes, “Stoic Resemblance” shows The Helio Sequence at their most spontaneous and their most playful, which is not only a surprise turn from the studio-intense direction that’s long defined them with surprisingly fun results.” [Song of the Day] - KEXP

“It’s a hit of catchy goodness with a funky bassline with a chorus of “oh na na nas.” It’s a bonafide jam.” [“Stoic Resemblance”]  -KCRW 

“The Helio Sequence’s first eponymous album is their sixth, and symbolizes a creative rebirth of the Portland—by way of Beaverton—duo...“Stoic Resemblance” is the first of the results to come trickling in, and its groovy bass line, coupled with a 21st centuryinterpretation of CCR guitar and set behind Steve Miller Band-esque vocals, has us eagerly anticipating the other nine.” -Willamette Week
 

“A snappy and steadily groovin’ indie pop number…” [“Stoic Resemblance”] - Consequence of Sound

“A
rager by comparison, rhythmically reminiscent of Beck...It’s great to find the Helio Sequence upping their game, and being a little less stoic.” [“Stoic Resemblance”]  - Buzzbands 

Tour Dates
Oct. 07 - Ashland, OR - The 
Brickroom
Oct. 08 - Bend, OR - Crow's Feet Commons
Oct. 09 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
Oct. 11 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's
Oct. 12 - Costa Mesa, CA - The Wayfarer
Oct. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater
Oct. 14 - San Diego, CA - Hideout
Oct. 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Oct. 17 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
Oct. 18 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
Oct. 19 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
Oct. 20 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Bar
Oct. 21 - Missoula, MT - Monks
Oct. 22 - Boise, ID - The Olympic
Oct. 23 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall

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