Listen to a stream of Blondes debut self-titled album, due out February 7th on RVNG Intl.
We haven’t really featured Blondes on the site, so here’s a short bio:
Blondes is a collaboration between Sam Haar and Zach Steinman, who met in college and began making music together, eventually deciding to set up camp in Brooklyn after a bit in Berlin. The band put out an EP, titled “Touched” in 2010, and their debut album, which comes out next week, is a combination of three 12″ vinyls that the band put out over the past year along with a couple new songs for a total of eight songs. Despite only having eight songs, though, the album is over an hour long, with the shortest track clocking in at 6:42.
As far as their music goes, Blondes sticks to mostly instrumental music, which rides on slow builds and subtle grooves. The instrumentation is, for the most part, gentle enough to have in the background, but also has enough detail to make for an exciting listen on (good) headphones. While the style of music may not be for everyone, there’s definitely a lot to be enjoyed if you give it a chance. Also worthy of note is that the last two songs on the album, “Gold” and “Amber” were actually almost entirely improvised and recorded in one take each, which is really impressive, especially considering how much is going on.
The self-titled album is actually being released on two CD’s, one containing the original eight songs, and the other containing eleven remixes, at least one from each track.
Stream the first CD of the album below, and let us know what you think in the comments. If you dig it, you can still pre-order the album here.