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Month: August 2019
THE CIRCLE OF TRUST BAND
COLONEL AND THE MERMAIDS
Colonel & the Mermaids is a psychedelic rock band from Northern California with roots stemming from Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads fronted by Alex Koford.
“Don’t call it a laptop project. Hailing from the greater Boston area, rockers This Bliss fuse affinities for electronics and pure songwriting to form a future-forward sound. The shimmering, whirring track engulfs you in heavy electronica in a pop style similar to CHVRCHES but more atmospheric.”
“…[T]heir debut full length Forensic Styles showed its vibrant face September of this year, and it’s been a staple in our listening rotation since. The new album sounds like a more electronic version of Portishead’s Dummy with an anti-pop aura… As mesmerizing as any trip-hop and as listener-friendly as any pop, with Easter eggs of guitar driven rock hidden throughout, This Bliss are a truly unique and listenable trio with something for everyone.”
-Trevor McSweeney, Studio 52
“At this late date, it’s near impossible to invent a new genre. Enter The Bliss and what frontwoman Jess Baggia calls “true grime.” On the band’s debut disc, “Forensic Styles” (out Sept. 14), Baggia and crew blend such U.K. styles as grime and trip hop with a film noir feel. Start with the track “Make It Real,” where Baggia’s cool vocals slink and sway over electro beats and tremolo guitar.”
-Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald
“[This Bliss] have lived up to the early promise and hype with another strong single called “Believe.” The track finds a confident middle ground between shimmering electronic-pop and heavy-beat alt-R&B, and sets an intriguing tone for This Bliss’ debut album, titled Forensic Styles and billed as “a cinematic dreamscape that explores the world of trip-hop and electronica—through the lens of a crime novelist.”
-Michael Marotta, Vanyaland
Formed by Nick Zampiello (Party Bois), owner of New Alliance East Mastering in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and singer-songwriter and Boston favorite, Jess Baggia (Man Trouble), This Bliss marries Zampiello’s affinity for drum machines and synthesizers with Baggia’s pop-songwriter sensibility to create noir-inspired electronic songs.
Forensic Styles was released on September 14th in partnership with Mint 400 Records. The sophomore release, Dramatization of Real Events, was released July 26, 2019.
For more information, visit thisbliss.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org.