The veteran musicians of Connecticut-based Alt-Rockers Blonde Furniture have been insatiably active since 1983 and have put out a vast array of tunes that have drawn in fans from several Rock-infused eras. Flash forward to 2020 after an extensive career, the band recently put out their most recent record ‘Music For Early Century Modern’ which has amassed a new generation of listeners and critical acclaim. After listening to two of the album’s anchor singles, we can see (and hear) exactly why.
First single “When You Sleep” is a grungy and rockabilly-infused track with a cruising rhythm section and crafty, dirty guitars with a flavorful crunch. This catchy song is not only well written, but full of tastefully nostalgic measures that will start the mosh pit in no time. If the Dead Kennedys and REM got together for a jam session, it would definitely sound something like this. Second single “Start The Revolution” is amazingly anthemic and has knockout versatile vocals by singer/songwriter and founding member Bill Dumas, who shines brightly with all his musical glory on this track. This 5 minute song is rhythmically clever, undeniably melodic and truly has a calibre of originality that stands on its own completely. This track in particular is a game changer and will definitely entice you to listen to the rest of the record with undivided attention.
If this is your first time listening to Blonde Furniture, then these singles will win you over instantly. This band’s legacy is something to behold and this record is direct evidence of the unwavering talent they’ve brought to many ears since they formed decades ago. You can check out both singles below and the album is available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and several other digital music streaming platforms.
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Few artists capture the rawness and realness like Dublin-based Alt-Rockers Mary Bleeds. Utilizing a distinctive signature sound that encompasses an aura of deep grunge grooves with post punk structures, the band proves with their debut self titled album ‘Mary Bleeds’ that they are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to today’s Rock sub genres.
Comprised of 9 versatile tracks with an authentic live studio approach, Mary Bleeds explores several facets of their artistic merit while showcasing many crucial angles of a fresh and solidified Rock unit. Their gain-driven, grungy guitar riffs are brilliantly executed with its 90s-era stylization and the psychedelic grooves of the tight-knit rhythm section are insatiably rhythmic and in-your-face with organized chaotic goodness, all topped off with a low-to-mid ranged vocal approach that is theatrical, effective and multifaceted in its performance value. Their track “Mary” is a song that explores different time signatures and grooves that encapsulates the band’s more technical-driven edge, doused in story-telling vocals that are not only outstandingly versatile but also touches on equal parts originality and familiarity, giving the audience a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable. The tracks “City of Wonders” and “Blue Spirit” also share these sensibilities but really also really add that unwavering energy that makes this album a gem in its own right. It’s a record for anyone that loves the 90s era of Rock and today’s more deep Indie and post-punk sub genres. It has more versatility than you could ask for and signature grooves that lend a refreshing feeling of nostalgia that is normally lost in today’s more digital-based production value. This is an analogue record that truly brings the raw edge of Mary Bleeds‘ authenticity right to the forefront.
This record is definitely one with everlasting staying power, where it has the power to stay with you even long after it’s over. This debut album officially releases on May 31st and will be available on SoundCloud and several other digital music streaming platforms. We cannot recommend it highly enough and you’ll be more than glad you gave it a listen.
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No matter what you’ve seen in Vegas or Broadway, I guarantee you haven’t heard a multifaceted and modern show-band stylized record like Perdido Nino‘s Sparky Magnussen’s Irresponsible Effervescence. A hybrid record with spunk, funk, humor, a glistening shower of ridiculously talented musicianship and versatile songwriting techniques that really brings muscle to the hustle, right to the forefront, no apologies necessary. My friends, let me introduce to you your new favorite artist, even if you don’t know it yet.
Comprised of 11 tracks of full throttle rhythmic measures with funky guitar tones, comedic vocal outbursts, jazzy drum techniques and even punky vibes sneaking their way in, this amazingly one-man powerhouse has been a multi-musician since his adolescent years. From the age of 13, Perdido Nino picked up his first guitar and then went straight off to the races. But would definitely not stop there. He would also pick up a plethora of other instruments over the years like piano, drums, bass, and even the sitar. 20 years later, and three albums later, Perdido hits the ground running immediately with his newest effort Irresponsible Effervescence. His fourth record that truly hits the mark and showcases a vast array of his musical facets all wrapped up into one giant record of multi-genre, masterfully crafted measures all doused in multi instrumental solos that are not just finely tuned, but tightly-knit more than anyone could anticipate.
The mood swings some of these songs are quite the delight as well. “Let’s Get Stupid” and “Apple Punch” are like a dozen furies coming at you from all directions and really crank the gain settings to a full 11. These songs don’t just have balance and composure, but also a dangerously fast highway full of twists and turns without any crashes or burns. Irresponsible Effervescence is the type of record that is likely your favorite artist’s favorite record, even if they don’t know it yet. Just give it time folks. This may be Perdido‘s fourth album effort, but definitely not anywhere near his last. Take a listen for yourself and get ready for a tsunami, no matter the musical climate. Irresponsible Effervescence is currently available on Spotify, Apple Music, and several other digital music streaming platforms.
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