Blonde Redhead is performing Saturday, October 21 at Treefort Music Hall, and section1 hooked us up with a pair of tickets plus the new album Sit Down for Dinner to give away to one lucky customer!
To enter the drawing, send an email* with the subject “Blonde Redhead” HERE by midnight Thursday, October 19. We will randomly draw a name and notify the winner on Friday, October 20.
Sit Down for Dinner is Blonde Redhead’s first album in nine years and the band’s debut for section1. Its title a nod to the often-sacred communal ritual of sharing a meal with those you love, this immersive, meticulously crafted album appropriately serves an expression of persistent togetherness — a testament to the unique internal logic Blonde Redhead have refined over their three-decade existence.
Formed in the 1993 New York indie underground, Blonde Redhead quickly found a place on Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley’s label Smells Like before releasing beloved records on Touch & Go and 4AD that traced an arc from angular indie-rock to cosmopolitan art pop. The trio might have been a quintessential ’90s band, if not for the fact that they continuously kept going, growing, never confined to any era but the present. Ultimately, Sit Down for Dinner lands as perhaps the strongest record in a 30-year catalog that’s already as illustrious as it is varied. Understated yet visceral melodies charge each song, creating a foil to lyrics about the inescapable struggles of adulthood: communication breakdown in enduring relationships, wondering which way to turn, holding onto your dreams.
* One entry per person per title, NOT per email address. If you have 16 email addresses and you enter with each address, we’ll just delete 15 of them. We have the technology.