Recently, there were three gentle email nudges relating to the term “blind.” For two, the word is found in the song title. The third relates to the band name. We did some homework and discovered a fourth recommendation.
“Blinding Lights” is a single by Ten Tonne Heart. The email alert came from Joe Brine of Pavement Media. The band takes a minimalistic approach to its Facebook page and website, but “Blinding Lights” speaks for them.
Blind Pilot has graced the posts of Indie Obsessive in the past. Their latest release, “Umpqua Rushing,” includes a slow build that extends through most of its second half.
Almost every song sounds better when played loudly. But that’s more true of some songs than others; and “Blind” by Port of Spain is one of those to which the statement is particularly accurate. Listening to the first minute at a high volume, the low frequency instrumentation vibrates the chest cavity while the higher octave vocalization seems to penetrate the upper body.
Port of Spain is a Sydney, Australia band comprising Amy Rose and Julian Ainslie.
The Hand That Wields It is the project of Brian Byrne of Long Island, NY. We have always been fans of some anguish in the vocalization, since it adds texture. The anguish meter isn’t near its maximum during “Blind or Shade,” but it’s well above the norm.