April 14, 2008

Tee Pee Records tend to sign mostly hard rock and metal bands, which is really not my thing. Sweden’s Blackstrap show a softer side to their rooster though as their music is described as as “blissful rock and roll drenched in the warm rays of fuzzed out guitars” in the press release and draws comparisons to bands like Spiritualized, Primal Scream, and The Jesus and Mary Chain.

The band formed in 2001 and released their first album Ghost Children two years later which they are now about to follow up with Steal My Horses And Run. The album is a slightly odd mixture of trash rock and shoegaze, but it works for the most part, especially on the songs where singer Maria’s hazy vocals are prominent.

Blackstrap’s Steal My Horses And Run will be available in the US on May 20th, 2008.

~ “Steal My Horses” ~


2 Responses to “Blackstrap”

  1. Sean said

    Ha! You just barely beat me to this one, Ceci. I was like ‘Finally, something from Tee Pee I like!’.

  2. Cecilia said

    Me too! I’ve gotten so much stuff from them I’d never listen to, but this I really liked.

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