Bonnaroo Artist | Blank Range
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | TBD
Just like last year and the year before, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2014 lineup. We’ll start from the bottom and work our way up, paying special attention to the smaller and lesser known acts on this year’s bill. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Band of the Day…
Though indie rockers Blank Range originally hail from the midwest, Illinois and Missouri to be exact, the Nashville transplants have more than assimilated into the culture and sound of Music City. With just one EP, last spring’s Phase II, and a 45″, November’s “Scrapin” b/w “Before I Go to Sleep,” under their belts, Blank Range have exploded onto scene in just a year’s time, becoming the round one winners of last month’s Road to Bonnaroo competition, and, technically, the very first band officially confirmed to play this year’s Bonnaroo, by wowing judges and fans alike with an arsenal of guitarists, complimented by members of fellow local acts Diarrhea Planet and Apache Relay.
Channeling an indie rock sound with callbacks to older flavors of rock and roll, garage rock, blues, and soul, Blank Range are a songwriting force to be reckoned with, ranging in style from upbeat and poppy, experimental and psychedelic, and straightforward and soulful over the course of the mere eight songs they’ve officially released. Flexing impressive live performance chops to boot (hey, they won their way onto Bonnaroo by vote; a distinction even this year’s headliners can’t claim), Blank Range were most certainly going to end up at Bonnaroo sooner or later, and we’re glad it’s sooner, because Nashville’s best-kept musical secrets can’t stay secret for long. Keep an eye out for their full-length, which is currently in the works, and expect more extensive touring in the near future.
LISTEN | “Scrapin”
WATCH | “Roommate’s Girlfriend” (Live at The Basement)