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Jordon Zadorozny has been releasing music as Blinker The Star since back in 1994. He has done almost everything an artist would want to do. He got a major label record deal. He’s written music with and for artists like Lindsey Buckingham, Chris Cornell, and Courtney Love. He’s played in some amazing venues and lived the rock and roll life.

You may think that over 25 years into his career, he might be satisfied with cranking out songs that sound like they were written in the mid-’90s. But that just isn’t the case. Jordon has been steadily writing and releasing fresh-sounding music for years. Case in point, Blinker’s new single “Cairo”,

The song has its influences in early ’80s Cure and New Order but with a grittier sound. That is partly Jordon’s writing, partly the people he collaborated with on the track. While Jordon does most of the heavy lifting, he gets some help from long time friends. Bob Wilcox plays the synths in the song, while Ken Stringfellow of The Posies sings backing vocals.

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The Band:
Jordon Zadorozny: Drums, bass, guitars, vocals
Chris Church: String arrangement, violin, viola, cello
Filippo Gaetani: Melotron
Jarek Leskiewizc: Ambient/drone guitars
Ken Stringfellow: Backing vocals
Bob Wilcox: Synthesizer and backing vocals

released July 31st, 2020

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Since the mid-90s, Pembroke, Ontario’s Blinker the Star has been concocting some delicious music. 2017’s 8 of Hearts could be classified as alternative rock; in addition, you will hear a good dose of a retro progressive rock kneaded into the dough. At times, there are surprises, like a banjo on track “Heather” and haunting piano with fluttering analog synth on “Caves and Shadows”. Here are well written songs that are highly enjoyable to listen to.

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