Formed in the early winter months of 2015 in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley, Blessed were born from a shared creative objective. From the start, its original four members found themselves naturally amalgamating elements of Post-Hardcore, Minimalism, New Wave, Krautrock, and Punk. To date, Blessed has released a full length record, one single with Toronto's Buzz Records (Weaves, Dilly Dally, Greys), and two critically lauded EPs. The Fader wrote of the EP II: "Dominated by the high-fructose riffing pioneered by Deerhoof, giving way to a darker, propulsive jam that's just as chaotic, yet well-controlled."
Slow Down Molasses
On their fourth album, 100% Sunshine, Slow Down Molasses dove into the deep end of existential dread and simmering, arena-sized guitar rock and somehow managed to emerge with a full-length that sparkles with equal parts afterburn and jubilance.
Sharing the stage with Deerhoof, Animal Collective, The New Pornographers and Built to Spill, Slow Down Molasses are veterans of festivals across North America (SXSW, CMJ, NXNE, Sled Island) and Europe (Iceland Airwaves, End of the Road, Liverpool Sound City, Great Escape, Reeperbahn, Nouvelle Prague).
Now, after a much needed opportunity to reflect on the state of the band and workshop new ideas, new directions, and new ways of tapping into the band's creative impulses, the band is set to return in 2020 with a suite of new songs and extensive world-wide touring.