Among the great stable of bands on Captured Tracks is Blouse, who changed things up on the release of their second album, Imperium. They got rid of the synthesizers and other electronica elements, crafting a more powerful sound. I’ve always enjoyed watching their sets, and I look forward to seeing the live version of these newer tunes when they make it down to SXSW. Here’s how they answered our interview questions while on the road to Austin. Read more
I’m really digging the sound of the new Blouse tracks; this is their second official single for their upcoming record. While the vocal delivery is seemingly spoken-word for the majority of the track, it takes on a more airy delivery during the chorus. I really think it’s a good touch, especially considering the rest of the music is subdued, aside from the random bits of water droplets splashing in the background. Eventually, the song fades away into nothing, which is a nice added touch. The new record, Imperium, will be out on Captured Tracks on September 17th. Game, Blouses.