STARS ARE INSANE- "To Be Here" TAPE
WORLD'S FAIR- "We Can't Be Magic" TAPE
BLUEBLACK- "Destroy" TAPE
Rising up from a seemingly never ending sea of melodic punk and hardcore bands in the landscape of Long Island underground music , Blueblack's massive, clamorous din stands out. And not like some irritating sore thumb, or even a local curio but as welcome breath of fresh air. Blueblack is a powerful, instrumental experimental post rock trio that creates powerful waves of distorted sound interlocked ever so deftly with hypnotic rhythms that comes off like an amalgamation between Mono, Swans, Neurosis, Russian Circles and Reighnbeau. Carving out a niche for themselves within the local scene as a result of their uncompromising sound and an admirable commitment to the rigor of playing heaps of shows, Blueblack is making their mark in a region that seldom awards those whom stray from the sound du jour. "Destroy" is a thunderous 7 song effort that builds upon the foundation laid with their self released eponymous cd. There are lush, subdued moments coupled with bombastic distortion overload that bears a tinge of psychedelic, hazy riffing. "Destroy" will soothe you right before it ,without apology, "destroys" you. Limited to an edition of 50 black cassettes with black & white labels and glossy double sided j-card. Rok Lok Records.