Friday, June 30, 2006

The Living Blue

A great way to start off the weekend is to have a solid indie rock band and that was just what I was looking for. After seeing numerous reviews on this band I was surprised I had never even heard of them. When a song is this straightforward the predictability factor gets thrown out the window. Sometimes a simple formula that relies heavily on energy rather than intricate soundscapes can turn quite a few heads as this band did mine. Simply put... these guys rock.

Although the vocals sound British at times, The Living Blue are an indie/garage rock quartet from Champaign, Illinois. They've been around since 1997 and used to be known as The Blackouts. The song featured today is from their latest full length release Fire, Blood, Water which came out in October 2005. It's available through the band's label Minty Fresh records. There is a nice Living Blue website to get a limited amount of info. I suggest going to their MySpace page to start off with. Some more great songs can be found there. Also, The Living Blue will be touring the US for the better part of the summer, so check the dates for your area.

MP3: Tell Me Leza

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