On Friday, Sept. 26, Brooklyn-based Bishop Allen will be headlining at the Backdoor, on tour to support their album “Lights Out,” which was released in August.
The band is signed to Dead Oceans, which is part of Secretly Canadian, the label based here in Bloomington.
Lead singer Justin Rice said that even though the current tour is long, “touring is great and it’s amazing that people actually come out and see [us].” Between 2002-2009, Bishop Allen was constantly on the road touring and recording music and the band agreed to take a year off to regroup and experience a more normal life.
However, according to Rice, one year stretched into two years and after taking “about a year to make the record,” the band finally released new music for the first time since 2009.
Rice credits their time off for a different approach and new sound on the band’s latest release, but he also admits that the time off made them all a bit rusty and it took “a while to get back in the habit” of making music.
The show starts at 9 p.m. and is 21+