Thursday, December 3, 2009
Blah Blah Blah have been on our radar for a while now, having played a number of shows around town and circulating their track "Why Am I the Only One Laughing" (see our post and listen to the song here) months ago as an introduction to their music. The song, full of melodic, swirling, Smiths-esque goodness, showed a lot of promise and left me eager to hear more. Now the band have made additional cuts from their upcoming debut, Charm, available for listening on musicdealers.com. The songs go down a similar path to "Why Am I...," making it clear that track's Smith sensibilities were no fluke, but also further highlighting the unit as one of the most exciting up-and-coming acts in the city. Songs such as "After Midnight" and "Blue Moon" are lush, soaring pop bliss, while "They Don't Dance" and "Kill the Waiter" find the four-piece stretching their wings with dancey new wave flourishes and slow-burning introspection, respectively. The band's dreamly, melancholic-yet-accessible sounds go down like sugar and should please anyone into melody-driven indie pop or old school Brit pop and new wave.
Blah Blah Blah's next show is coming up on December 12 at AMP Rock Lounge (1909 North Lincoln Avenue). See the band's MySpace page for more information.