BLONDER – ” In And Out “

Posted: May 18, 2017 in MUSIC
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Blonder’s been an exciting group to watch as they very slowly unveil their master plan. Three tracks in, “In and Out” moves the furthest into pop rock territory. The track is fast and deceives the underpinnings of sad boy indie rock that previous releases had created.

Blonder’s songs were written in the throes of a relationship everyone else wanted to be perfect but just wasn’t meant to be, each of the six songs is a “distinct world,” says the singer-songwriter born Constantine Anastasakis. “It’s about romance and sex, but I want people to see the whole thing.”

The EP was Recorded to two-inch tape at Los Angeles’ legendary Sound City Studios. “I was thinking about killing myself, don’t you mind?” infuses Blonder’s acute awareness of the emotional subtleties of relationships: “You know just how I’m doing but you ask me anyway,” .

Growing up in Long Island, Blonder was first exposed to music through his older sister, starting with a visit to Jim Morrison’s grave grave at Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France. I memorized all the Doors’ songs,” he recalls. “I would sing them with my sister for her friends.” Torn between his parents’ careers – an artistically minded mother who worked at a blue chip art gallery and a florist father who firmly believed in stable careers – Constantine escaped the city whose artists he admired, sequestering himself in Vermont with a friend from college. After teaching himself to play the guitar a few years later, Blonder survived a bicycle accident only to endure “the worst pain of his life.” Once again bound to a space smaller than his ambitions, he crafted hundreds of songs that would later shape the glowing coals of heartbreak .

“That’s what characterizes music for me in a huge way,” says Blonder, speaking as much to his universally emotive, gorgeous introduction to the world as to the New York scenes that influenced him. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing, and because it’s art it can be more special than an ordinary day, or an ordinary moment.”

Blonder  are currently touring with Day Wave.

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