Minneapolis duo The Cactus Blossoms are charging headfirst into 2022. Following their first single of the new year, “Everybody” featuring Jenny Lewis, which was released in early January, the duo – comprised of brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum – dropped their new album, One Day just last week and are currently out on the road in support of the release.
The tour, which kicked off with four headlining shows in The Cactus Blossoms’ hometown last month, will be making its way through Boulder, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado this week, making it impossible not to catch them live at least once.
Tickets are available now below!
02/16/22 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre – TICKETS
02/17/22 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre – TICKETS
02/18/22 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Lulu’s Downstairs – TICKETS
02/19/22 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall – TICKETS
Lockdown hit the brothers hard. Quarantine put a sudden halt to their plans to record a new studio record, and as Minneapolis began to erupt in social and political unrest following the police killing of George Floyd, music began to seem like the least of the duo’s concerns.
“It felt like the whole world was falling apart,” says Burkum. “We had to put things on hold just so we could try to wrap our heads around everything that was happening in Minneapolis and beyond.”
As 2020 stretched on, Torrey and Burkum slowly began to regain their footing, and when it felt safe enough to get together in person, they started kicking ideas back and forth, inviting each other into their respective writing processes earlier than ever before. When it came time to record, the brothers called on longtime collaborator/engineer Alex Hall, who brought his mobile rig up from Chicago so they could cut the album quick and dirty in Burkum’s basement. They kept their circle tight for the sessions, working with their core touring band—which included both their older brother and their cousin—to capture the songs with a feel as close to the live show as possible.
“From the start, we knew we wanted to keep the instrumentation minimal and consistent across the whole album and embrace the dryness that came with recording in Page’s basement,” says Torrey. “We wanted it to sound raw.”