Along with PopMatters, Austin-based infectiously indie trio Blue Healer is releasing their music video for their most recent single, “Only the Rain.” The single comes soon after the release “Luminescent Eyes”, which was exclusively debuted through Consequence of Sound (which can also be listened to here). The brand new music video for “Only The Rain” can be found here.
Blue Healer’s most recent release deftly takes equal parts 80’s-era pop ballads and contemporary indie and blends them together in a slow building track with a synthy payoff replete with crunchy yet appealing guitars and consistently strong vocals throughout. These two singles are in anticipation for the group’s full length debut, due out later this year.
Few taking in the effects of either Blue Healer’s music videos or live shows could argue that unadulterated joy does not take and remain in center stage. A generation and genre-spanning group outfitted with an upright bass, guitars, analog synths, and drums, Blue Healer’s lyricism shows a penchant for emotional time travel, with nuanced, yet all-too-familiar lyrics that take hold and refuse to detach, capitalizing on our memories in the best possible way.
The founding members of Blue Healer have all been throughout the Austin music scene for quite some time, with David Beck (bass/guitar/vox), Bryan Mammel (keys/vox) and Dees Stribling (drums/vox) formerly playing together in the group Sons of Fathers.
Blue Healer’s engrossing and saccharine-in-the-best-way show will be on national display throughout 2016, with a list of confirmed tour dates provided below.
Blue Healer Upcoming Shows
Apr 14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Apr 15 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Green Bar
Apr 16 – Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia
Apr 21 – Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse
Apr 22 – Spartanburg, SC @ RJ Rockers
Apr 23 – Asheville, NC @ Asheville Music Hall
Apr 24 – Raleigh, NC @ Pour House
Apr 28 – Ashland, VA @ Ashland Coffee & Tea
Apr 30 – New Hope, PA @ Triumph Brewing Company of New Hope
May 3 – NYC @ Rockwood Music Hall
May 4 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East
May 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
May 6 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
May 13 – Fort Worth, TX @ Friday on the Green
May 14 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
May 15 @ San Marcos, TX @ Kiva
May 18 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
May 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
May 21 – Columbia, MO @ Social Room
May 25 – Tupelo, MS @ Blue Canoe
May 26 – Hattiesburg, MS @ Thirsty Hippo
May 27 – Mobile, AL @ Merry Widow
May 28 – New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
June 4-5 – Houston, TX @ Free Press Summer Fest