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					           TWO GALLANTS ANNOUNCE THE BLOOM AND THE BLIGHT

                  FIRST ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS TO BE RELEASED
                    SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2012 VIA ATO RECORDS

    NEW SONG “BROKEN EYES” FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD PREMIERE ON RCRD LBL

                                SUMMER FESTIVAL DATES


June 5, 2012 – San Francisco, CA’s Two Gallants have signed to ATO Records and will
release their fourth LP The Bloom and the Blight on September 4th, 2012. The album is
their first since 2007’s self-titled release and comes after a three-year hiatus. Fans can get
an early sneak peek at the new album via RCRD LBL, which premiered first single “Broken
Eyes” as a free MP3 download today:
http://rcrdlbl.com/2012/06/05/premiere_two_gallants_broken_eyes. The track is also
available for download and sharing via a widget on the band’s website
(www.twogallants.com) and embed code can be found below.

The Bloom and the Blight is the work of a band that has matured and redefined itself,
and the album is imbued with a palpable sense of personal catharsis. Opening tracks
“Halcyon Days” and “Song of Songs” illustrate the type of build to explosion that’s
omnipresent throughout the album, and the prowling “My Love Won’t Wait” – with a
menacing chorus underscored by a pounding backbeat – is an epic, booming anthem. The
gentler “Broken Eyes” – all voices, guitar, harmonica, and tambourine – has already become
a fan favorite with its rousing, harmony-filled final verses, while the cinematic “Ride Away”
soars on Adam Stephens’ raspy howl and Tyson Vogel’s relentless drumming. The songs
have a dark side and a dynamic sonic heft, yet a sense of salvation and resolve courses
throughout: an urgent, emotional poignancy stemming in part from Stephens’ recovery
from a serious van accident in 2010.

Produced by John Congleton (The Walkmen, Explosions In The Sky, St. Vincent), The
Bloom and the Blight moves away from Two Gallants’ more folk and blues-based past,
representing the duo’s ferocious live show and their past steeped in punk and grunge. The
album simultaneously maintains the thoughtful storytelling and eloquent lyricism for which
the band has become known, and contains gorgeous, quieter moments like the finger-
picked ballad “Sunday Souvenirs” and the dreamy, unearthly “Decay” (the first Vogel-
penned song on a Two Gallants album).

It had been three years since Two Gallants played together (Stephens released a solo
record, We Live On Cliffs, and Vogel a self-titled instrumental album as Devotionals in
2010), and when they rejoined, The Bloom and the Blight materialized quickly. After
writing most of the tracks and road-testing them on their predominantly sold-out Fall 2011
US and European tours, the album was completed at Berkeley’s legendary Fantasy Studios
and in San Francisco’s Tiny Telephone studio.

Two Gallants will play a handful of festival dates in the US and abroad this summer. They
most recently wrapped up a few weeks of dates with Mariachi El Bronx and Gogol Bordello in
May and early June, and next will perform at the Outside Lands Music and Arts festival in
their hometown on August 10th. Two Gallants are also confirmed for Mumford & Sons’
Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Monterey, CA on August 25th and the FYF Fest in Los
Angeles, CA on September 1st. Fall tour dates will be announced soon.
The Bloom and the Blight track listing:

   1. Halcyon Days
   2. Song Of Songs
   3. My Love Won’t Wait
   4. Broken Eyes
   5. Ride Away
   6. Decay
   7. Winter’s Youth
   8. Willie
   9. Cradle Pyre
   10. Sunday Souvenirs


Two Gallants tour dates:

JUN. 20   VIENNA, AUSTRIA                              ARENA WIEN OPEN AIR
                                                       (The Full Hit of Summer Festival)
JUL. 27   DIEPHOLZ, GERMANY                            APPLETREE GARDEN FESTIVAL
JUL. 28   DORTMUND-WESTFALENPARK, GERMANY              JUICY BEATS FESTIVAL
AUG. 10   SAN FRANCISCO, CA                            OUTSIDE LANDS
AUG. 25   MONTEREY, CA                                 COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
                                                       (Gentlemen of the Road Stopover)
SEPT. 1   LOS ANGELES, CA                              FYF FEST


Embed the “Broken Eyes” MP3 download widget: <iframe allowtransparency='true'
frameborder='0' height='400' scrolling='no' src='http://emailunlock.com/ato_records/two-
gallants-broken-eyes/widget' width='300'></iframe>




For more information on Two Gallants and The Bloom and the Blight, please contact
Amanda Pitts at Cobra Camanda Publicity, tel: 917.261.4946; emailer:
ap@cobracamanda.com.


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