Loveblind has just dropped their new EP titled ‘War Planets’ as well as their new video for the title song. Loveblind is a band that, while not being together physically, share that spiritual and familial bond that only true artists possess. The derivations present on ‘War Planets’ are evidence of this. And this is just a peek of things to come. This gets me excited for ‘Sleeping Visions‘ release on March 27th because what immediately wins me over is the creativity shown in the original mix and the diversity shown in the remixes. This is innovation on a musical level from a set of musicians that shows that bond that transcends borders.
While you’re here, check out our interview with Wyatt Parkins, creator of Loveblind as well as the founder of Saint Marie Records.
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While ‘international ‘synthwave supergroup’ is enough of a descriptor to turn some heads, Loveblind is all the more impressive for making music since 2017 without ever having been in the same room.
Spearheaded by Saint Marie Records owner Wyatt Parkins, the Texas-based label head initially joined forces with Joshua Garman of Florida’s Crash City Saints and soon tapped Germany-based vocalist and songwriter Dorian Electrique of Seasurfer fame for her strikingly icy vocals. Fellow Seasurfer member Mikel Wegener was brought on for bass and guitarist/drummer Neil Burkdoll of Florida’s Whimsical rounded out the lineup.
After years of incremental recording, file transfers, phone calls, video chats and constant Facebook chats, their upcoming debut album, Sleeping Visions, will be unveiled in March 2020 via Saint Marie.
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Opening on the abrasively industrial ‘War Planets,’ Loveblind aims and succeeds in creating an album completely alien up against their previous bands. Where single ‘Daydream’ fully lives up to its title in soaring dream pop, ‘White Piano Black Dress’ (featuring Ringo Deathstarr’s Elliott Frazier) isn’t afraid to switch gears and careen towards earth with massive, shoegazing guitar work and chirpy synth percussion.
With Electrique’s vocals kept front and center guiding Sleeping Visions, its ten songs aim to interpret dreams with as much lucidity as our waking states, but Visions is far from a half-awake listen. If anything, Loveblind’s debut introduces a band that not only takes its members’ past pedigrees and distance as a challenge but a superpower.