Balmorhea (pronounced Bal-more-ray) is a six-piece instrumental group from Austin, TX.
Founded by Rob Lowe and Michael Muller in 2006, the band has produced six full-length albums in addition to 2 new tracks on the Heir 7″ (October 2014) as a companion to the vinyl re-release of their 2007 eponymous debut.
Inceptually influenced by the band’s namesake, a tiny West Texas town of 500 people, Balmorhea’s early work reflected motifs of the American Southwest: the folklore of Texas settlers, the emotive proclamations of the mountainous setting, and intimate studies on solitude, nature, and night.
Slowly adding more members to the band over the years, including a string section and full percussion, Balmorhea’s rich and layered music continues to be simultaneously concise and complex, uniting a collection of ideas, textures, and sounds into one genre-defying landscape.
Balmorhea, called “an exemplary experiment in restraint” by The New Yorker, has toured the US and Europe eight times each, including shows with Tortoise, Fleet Foxes, Mono, Coco Rosie, Sharon Van Etten, Damien Jurado, Efterklang, and others. In the Fall of 2013 the band had first-time shows in such cities as Istanbul, Kiev, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Mexico City.
Additionally the band has performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival, SXSW, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and the Hopscotch Festival among others. Their music has been featured and reviewed by Pitchfork, BBC, MOJO, NME, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, The New Yorker, The Atlantic and many more.
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Monday, 17th November 2014 | 21:00 CET
Roter Salon in der Volksbühne | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10178 Berlin/Mitte