The indie-pop duo Blonds - not to be confused with the Brooklyn-via-Oberlin electronic duo Blondes - though, truth be told, the nominal similarity is what led me to open the email they sent.
West Palm, Florida’s Blonds self-released their debut EP Dark Roots, and it will eventually make its way onto many a sync-agent/label A&R person’s desk: its strongest tracks are practically custom-tailored to fit the mold of the throwback hooky, boy/girl rom-com pop spread by Tennis, and the bittersweet glockenspieled escapism of Cults.
-- Amrit Singh (Stereogum Bands To Watch)
Thanks to Stereogum
Like those bands’ principals, and perhaps not entirely coincidentally, Blonds are dating. "Kites" lopes with a slow gait and samples of strings and makes its honeyed swing a cautious celebration of being "without a string"; "Treasure Coast" is more rousing and expansive in sound, wistful and sanguine in lyric ("so long, farewell, goodbye" and "anywhere, everything," ascending repeatedly).
BLONDS - 206 (Promotional Video) (NSFW)
This is decidedly the music of young people in love, exploring adulthood, and thus to be sidestepped by anyone who isn’t interested in such things and downloaded by anyone who is/interested in new songs to place in the movies.
BONUS: DARK ROOTS EP by BLONDS
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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