Photo: Rich Ferri

Boston-based art-rock band Bent Knee is about to embark on a full North American headlining tour in support of their recent InsideOutMusic release ‘you know what they mean’.  The 2-week run begins April 1st in Vienna, VA and concludes April 17th in Asbury Park, NJ.

The band comment:
“This is our first headlining tour in almost two years, and we’re really excited to be touring in support of our new album You Know What They Mean! As always, we’re grateful to our team, friends and family who support us on and off the road, and we look forward to seeing familiar and new faces on the road.” ~ Courtney Swain

Tour Dates
4.1 Vienna VA @ Jammin’ Java
4.2 Baltimore MD @ Metro Gallery
4.3 Philadelphia PA @ MilkBoy
4.4 Boston MA @ Brighton Music Hall
4.5 Brooklyn NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
4.7 Montréal QC @ l’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle
4.8 Toronto ON @ Velvet Underground
4.9 Lakewood OH @ The Foundry Concert Club
4.10 Ann Arbor MI @ The Blind Pig A2
4.11 Chicago IL @ Sleeping Village
4.13 Nashville TN @ The End
4.14 Atlanta GA @ Vinyl – Center Stage Atlanta
4.15 Carrboro NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room
4.16 Richmond VA @ Richmond Music Hall at Capital Ale House
4.17 Asbury Park NJ @ Wonder Bar

On the band’s latest album, ‘You Know What They Mean’, the outfit’s myriad influences are distilled into a deeply moving art form that defies categorization, merging texture and style into music that’s thrilling, addictive, and unapologetically original. Lead singer and keyboardist Courtney Swain’s soaring vocals again prove to be instantly arresting whereas guitarist Ben Levin, bassist Jessica Kion, drummer Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth, violinist Chris Baum and sound designer Vince Welch (who also mixed the album) shine with an expert performance that brilliantly fuses a vibrant selection of moods and dynamics.

Watch the official video for Catch Light here:
Watch the Ben Levin-created video for Bone Rage here:
Watch the video for ‘Hold Me In’, directed by Kelsey Hunter Ayres, here:

‘You Know What They Mean’ is available as a Limited Edition CD Digipak, Gatefold LP + CD, and as digital album, featuring the previously released single ‘Catch Light’ and artwork by Riki Nitabaru. Order now here:

Bent Knee formed in Boston in 2009 as a collaborative determined to push the boundaries of pop and rock, combining all their influences into a seamless, thrilling whole. The band has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Their last three albums, 2017’s Land Animal, 2016’s Say So and 2014’s Shiny Eyed Babies, were hailed as significant art-rock achievements, and the band continues to be garnished with praise for their live show, performing hundreds of concerts worldwide to date.

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INSIDEOUTMUSIC Spotify Playlist: