Posted in Contests | music | tour dates on June 20, 2011

by BBG

Helms Alee at Cake Shop (more by Markus Shaffer)
Helms Alee

Similar to their labelmates Torche and Big Business, Helms Alee mixes the sweet with the blistering on their latest LP, Weatherhead. The Seattle band, which contains Ben Verellen of the much revered Harkonen, doles out booming riffs and catchy melodies in their hardcore inflected confections that will have you raising your clenched fist in celebration while you sing along. Weatherhead is currently on sale via Hydrahead with its official release date set for Tuesday, but you can exclusively stream it in its entirety here and now, below.

After a record release celebration with Akimbo, Brothers of The Sonic Cloth, and Norska on June 29th at Neumos in Seattle, Helms Alee will pick up a show in Austin at Red 7 on 7/6 before joining Torche and Big Business on tour in July. The trio will tag Music Hall of Williamsburg on 7/20 and tickets are still available. OR, if you're feeling lucky you can try your hand at winning a pair AND a 2LP copy of Weatherhead at our Facebook!

All tour dates and that album stream is below.

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TORCHE, BIG BUSINESS, HELMS ALEE - 2011 TOUR DATES
6/29 Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Akimbo, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, Norska, NO TORCHE/BIG BIZ
7/6 Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ Migas, NO TORCHE/BIG BIZ
7/7 Houston, TX @ Walters on Washington
7/8 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon Cafe
7/9 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Cafe
7/11 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
7/12 Miami, FL @ Churchill's Pub
7/14 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
7/15 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
7/16 Washington, DC @ The Rock And Roll Hotel
7/17 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
7/19 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
7/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
7/21 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East (downstairs)
7/22 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
7/23 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
7/24 Newport, KY @ Southgate House
7/26 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
7/27 Indianapolis, IN @ Earth House Collective
7/28 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
7/29 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
7/30 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
7/31 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
8/2 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
8/3 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
8/4 Seattle, WA @ Neumo's

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Comments (10)

Great. More bearded cunts.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 4:23 PM

^ If this was another indie band, I can see how that has merit. No need to be a goon.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 4:27 PM

Goddamn I love this band.

Posted by JT | June 20, 2011 4:54 PM

'Much revered Harnoken'

Lulz

BV throws up another slab of meat...

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 7:13 PM

"Great. More bearded cunts." Is there a shortage of non-bearded cunts?

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 8:09 PM

Greatest band in the history of EVER. Finally, this album comes out! YES!

Posted by darryl zero | June 21, 2011 1:09 AM

Great album so far as I can tell. I'll be listening to this one a lot

Posted by Jonathan | June 27, 2011 10:32 PM

I was at the release show yesterday was absolutely amazing. Sounded so good. BTW -- no one has beard in the band... At least the two girls don't :)

Posted by Stitch | June 30, 2011 5:16 PM

Hey, wonderful to design a media player with no volume control. Brilliant.

Posted by Xyling | August 24, 2011 1:22 PM

Greatest band in the history of ever. Nuff said.

Posted by tv | September 6, 2011 5:52 AM

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