Blanche Blanche Blanche – ‘Wink With Both Eyes’ LP
Brattleboro VT prolific song writing duo Blanche Blanche Blanche’s second Night-People release shines even more then their excellent first cassette effort. Wink With Both Eyes is a distinct statement in the contemporary underground music environment. It is a distilled, unified, collection of songs compiled from the hundreds of songs BBB has created in the last couple of years. To add extra flavor to their weirdo synth pop songs on Wink With Both Eyes, BBB enlisted many of their Brattleboro music friends including shredders like King Tuff, Chris Weisman, and Graham Brooks. Band members Sarah Smith and Zach Phillips didn’t use any computers, samplers, drum machines or sequencers when they created Wink With Both Eyes sticking to their own unique processes of song craft. Retained from prior releases is the urgent jazzy retro synth feel, catchy monotone vocals and minimalist post punk references. BBB is a distinct creative team and this LP is there definitive statement thus far. Keep your eyes open for upcoming releases by BBB from our friends over at Feeding Tube Records and La Station Radar.
Peak Twins/Scott and Charlene’s Wedding split LP
Night-People presents a very fine split LP by little know Australian bands, Melbourne’s Peak Twins and Scott & Charlene’s Wedding who have recently relocated to NYC. This is a co-release with Aussie label Bed Room Suck our friends out of Brisbane and is the first in a string of co-released splits representing some of Australia’s best bands highlighting the distinct artistic atmopshere and friendships that have made Australian underground music so vibrant right now. Melbourne duo Peak Twins (who share members with Kitchen’s Floor, Bitch Prefect, Terrible Truths etc) ride the jams and compose their music with utmost attention to well played pop hooks, somber sublte psychedlics, and a general downer dissposition that never gets to heavy but lets the light shine through onto the 60’s psych pop flavored jangle and shamble of their great songs. Scott and Charlene’s Wedding (who share members with Panel of Judges) have a distinct punky jangly guitar pop aesthetic going that is distinctly Aussie and south hemipshere in its sound. They are good mates with rising indie rockers Twerps and have some shared influences but where Twerps keep it a bit more chill and mopey Scott and Charlene’s let the angst and grit stick out more. Perfect tunes for dreamy summertime days.