Canadian art-rock band Blessed have released just one full-length record—their taut, spring-loaded 2019 debut Salt—and a handful of EPs (iii is the brand new one) and yet they’ve arranged themselves around a sound and aesthetic that is fully formed and potent, couched in a quiet reverence for their community in Abbotsford, a small, rural city in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley. In line with the themes of collaboration and community that define the band, they also recruited different mixers for each song of the iii EP, including Corin Roddick (Purity Ring), John McEntire (Tortoise), Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck), and the band’s own Drew Riekman.

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In Conversation: Drew Riekman (Blessed) and Rick Maguire (Pile)

By Blessed | February 26, 2021

In Conversation: Drew Riekman (Blessed) and Rick Maguire (Pile)

The two songwriters discuss quarantine, gratitude, art, and more.