If you’re on a record label that’s put out stuff by Millionyoung, Teen Daze and Memoryhouse, it’s fair to say that you’re likely to be pretty hot stuff. Even more than that, it’s probably fair to guess that you make songs that sound as if they’ve been sun bleached and made through a process of being locked in a bedroom simultaneously. Blackbird Blackbird safely fit into both categories. The project of one Mikey S, it’ll come as no surprise that Gorilla vs Bear and Pitchfork have already been all over his work both under this moniker and it’s former title as Bye Bye Blackbird.
Maybe there’s a program that has made making this kind of ambient, blissful haze incredibly easy, as there are an awful lot of acts doing similar things around at the moment. The whole thing comes with the chime of being made on an Apple, but with ghostly rhythms instead of the self satisfied bleating that follows most Mac users. It’s not difficult to imagine that in a year or two’s time, this is exactly what high end mainstream pop music is going to sound like, as had happened with pretty much every other burgeoning sub-culture of the last few decades. If Lady Gaga comes back with a chillwave album, she’d be well advised to take notes from the various free EP’s that Blackbird Blackbird have put out.
Blackbird Blackbird – Sunspray [download from last.fm]
Teen Daze – Shine on (Blackbird Blackbird remix) [download from last.fm]
It’s probably best to mention that Blackbird Blackbird, as well as having a tonne of music available through bandcamp, is featured on Double Denim’s inaugural release. The split 7″ also features Pao Pao, who team up with Prizes for a brilliant effort that TLOBF recently gave away. Listen and download below:
Pao Pao (feat Prizes) – Liberia [download from TLOBF]