Folk/psychedelic/alt-rock quartet Blisses B have a new LP out, one full of bouncy melodies, undaunted optimism, and dance-inducing rhythms. Entitled Sea Level Astronomy, the band was inspired by the realization of how seemingly limited perspectives, like an observatory placed at sea level, have the potential to achieve great things, like discovering a Jupiter-sized planet. It is this belief in the overlooked power of perspective that drives the positive energy pulsating throughout the record.
From the funky eponymous track to the laid back groove of "Weapons Grade," Blisses B guarantees that each song on the album will jangle around your brain for days on end. Opener "Montevideo" is particularly seductive with its charging tom-tom drumbeat, exuberant chorus and killer bass line. It's a style that recalls musical influences as varied as TV On The Radio to Phish to Blitzen Trapper. Check out their official album release show in February at the Great American Music Hall for the full experience.
Hillbilly Robot: an Americana music event
featuring Blisses B, Rin Tin Tiger, Big Jugs
Great American Music Hall
February 28, 2015
8pm, $15 (all ages)