Bluff Squad, it’s been a while! At least via Bluff News. It’s not because we’ve been asleep at the wheel. In fact, quite the opposite. If you’ll allow us a precious moment of your time, we’d love to catch you up.
The New Year
2018 was chock full of killer memories, crazy shows, rad new tunes and a few secrets that we can’t divulge… yet. We were lucky enough to do some light touring in our favorite part of the country and take in some beautiful long-needed sights for sore eyes. Good to know ya’ll are still there out West, you know we miss you when we don’t get to see you! We hopped over the pond on our first European tour and with it going as well as it did, we've decided to make it happen twice a year from here on out. The Old World is a New World for us and we just wanna shake it up!
What's Happening in 2019?
Realizing we’ve fallen short on delivering new music to you, we’ve spent countless hours developing and distilling about 35 new songs to the 11 we intend to release on the upcoming 2019 album (don't fret, the b-sides will come!). Also, we’ve peppered in several days at multiple recording studios capturing a few singles as “1s” and “0s”. In other words, turning our straaannnnge sound waves into digital code for y’all to soon stream on your favorite service. There's even talk of an EP in the not so distant future.
Two European Tours
And like we said before, we’re scheduled to do two one-month tours in Europe. Our first show on the Spring run will start in the Netherlands March 14th. From there we’ll play across the intoxicating Dutch landscape, Belgium and then on to Germany. We’re truly excited to play a few of the venues from our 2018 tour (Michel, we’re talking to you!). If we could only explain how well we were treated by everyone we crossed paths with you’d know our genuine excitement upon returning!
Soundtrack for Documentary
Lastly, we feel honored to announce that we’ve been working on scoring a handful of original songs for a documentary on Bears Ears National Monument called “Common Ground” by Sparklight Productions. It’s a first for us and we’re enjoying the challenge of something new. The film itself is beauftul and touching. We’re glad to have connected with those who love and appreciate the land in The West as much as we do. If you hadn’t noticed, a lot of the inspiration for our music is drawn from the Utah/Arizona/Colorado/New Mexico desert. However, the endless sisyphean battle being fought down there is frustrating and we can only hope through this film and many other resources that the current political climate regarding these beautiful native peoples and their land will improve.
Ciao for now.