Posts Tagged ‘Blonder’

June 6, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 06.02.2017 – 06.04.2017

Feature Selections – June 2-4, 2017

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June 3, 2017

NYC indie outfit Blonder, lead by Constantine Anastasakis, is as infectiously hooking as they’ve ever been on their vibrant chugging pop rock anthem, Just Because. The Strokes meets The Killers on their latest concoction, a peppy bopping, synth flaring thriller which Anastakasis wrote about the end of a relationship. He describes it as a companion piece to Blonder’s prior single, In and Out. Just Because is a punchy rambunctious treat that I’ll likely be obsessed with for a long time to come. The track is lifted from Blonder’s forthcoming EP, $5, which arrives on June 16th. 

April 14, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 04.12.2017

Feature selections – April 12th, 2017

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April 13, 2017

In and out and back in again I go into this crunchy chugging new gem from Blonder. That’s how hooking the band from NYC is on In and Out, a lively burst of sunny garage pop and fuzzy indie rock. For a moment, it feels like we’ve skipped spring, and we’re already in the midst of a memorable summer, ready to hit the beach and create plenty of trouble as we fall hard for a summer crush. Blonder captures the youthful recklessness of romance with their irresistible new tune. 

September 19, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 09.16.2016

Featured music – September 16th, 2016

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September 17, 2016

I can’t help but find myself on a Blonder bender as I twirl around languorously to Talk To Me, over and over again. The NYC based band quickly evokes Blood Orange and Porches with their washed out synthpop swirler, a track deeply pensive despite its soft snapping groove. As it turns out, Blonder has played with both those acts at Elvis Guesthouse in NYC. Talk To Me simmers sultrily and shimmies glossily, a hazy glistening sonic mirage that draws in deep. 

June 26, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 06.23.2016

Featured music – June 23rd, 2016

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June 24, 2016

As soon as the words “synthpop with post punk tendencies” met my eyes, I knew I was going to enjoy this next sumptuous tune. Blonder arrives on our doorstep from New York City with sun kissed rippling Lean. Despite its washed out dreaminess, it has plenty of the angular brooding that I love so much about post-punk music. Lean bursts with sweet desperate longing. Its glistening waves engulf me with the gauzy synths of Porches, the hazy rock of Oakland’s Day Wave, and the gazey shimmers of Wild Nothing.