Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Band a Day...Blameshift

In my band profiles, I've gone from one corner of the country to another. This is no different.

Welcome to the hamlet of Syosset, Long Island (LAWN GUY LAND) New York, birthplace of Judd Apatow (Superbad, Knocked Up), Chris "Mad Dog" Russo (Mike and the Mad Dog) and these guys...Blameshift. God, I'm starting to sound like News 12 now.

Blameshift is:
Jenny Mann (Vocals)
Tim Barbour (Vocals/Guitar)
Joe Meyer (Bass)
James Miller (Drums)

This dual vocal band brings a sound that mixes a bit of dance, pop-punk, and in some cases polka, as they rep their town in a song called "The Syosset Polka".

If you were to explain this band to someone who hadn't heard of them, I'd probably say The Used as done by Bert McCracken and Gwen Stefani.

"The Sirens are Set" is one of the catchiest songs I've heard in a while and has a chorus that will get stuck in your head.

They've toured the country for 18 months with some dates on the Warped Tour and for being unsigned have a very professional sound about them. 

The Test marks their second album and they're currently in the studio making their third album which should hopefully be out before the first half of the year's over.

In the meantime, here's a live performance of The Sirens are Set from a freakin' bowling alley (how Long Island is that?) and an acoustic version of a song called Be Careful What You Wish For.

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