Monday, July 10, 2006

MUSIC: Brightblack Morning Light

Brightblack Morning Light.......This little band from Northern California has been generating some digital heat over the last couple of weeks. Nationally, it probably all started with the Rolling Stone blurb (expanded interview found here), but we've been catching bits and pieces over the last couple months here in the Bay Area concerning their new album (self-titled). They're currently on a pretty extensive tour, hopefully you can catch them.

Getting down to the nitty-gritty, BML's music has somehow worked itself into my daily routine; which happens to be a very important indicator of awesomeness, actually. Beautiful, sparse, and somewhat hypnotic...... truly a unique sound. Here's some sample songs:

(from their self-titled sophomore release)
::: Brightblack Morning Light - Everybody Daylight
::: Brightblack Morning Light - Friend Of Time

(from their debut album, Ala.Cali.Tucky)
::: Brightblack Morning Light - True Bright Blossom
::: Brightblack Morning Light - Wildshiney Stars

As always, you should buy this albums if you like the music. One good place to do this is Insound, which is having a summer special. For 10% off any order, use the code "ilovesummer10" at checkout. For 15% off any order over 50 bucks, use the code "ilovesummer15". And, free shipping with orders over 30 bucks.

[Red Blondehead has a good post about Brightblack, plus some more tracks; Plus they're an excellent blog you should read.]

[Photo credit goes to mirelamiada, just a wonderful shot.]