Shadow is the new single from Blouse. B L O U S E is based out of a 6,000 square-foot warehouse on the north end of Portland, Oregon. The project started in the summer of 2010, after Los Angeles native Charlie Hilton met Patrick Adams in art school. They made a few home recordings and soon began spending nights at the warehouse recording with Jacob Portrait (Producer of Mint Chicks, Dandy Warhols, Starfucker). Having played music since their teens, the three found that there was something inexplicable in their coming together. Sub Pop Records will be releasing their ever so charming second single Shadow b/w Nights and Days on May 31st. Shadow is a song about death, disguised in a veil of Summer. These two tunes are instantly catchy and represent a great young band coming out of their warehouse exposing their new works to the world.
Willamette Week on Shadow:
“Shadow” is the type of song you want to hear during the big climactic scene of any coming-of-age drama: It has that big, sweeping-yet-wistful sound of all the ‘80s hits we remember from John Hughes’ movies, but it’s not just a caricature of New Order or Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. The song is anchored by a really fantastic bassline and simple stucture, which lets the unknown female voice dance around the stop-and-start rhythm. Blouse’s “Shadow,” one of the best new songs I’ve heard all year."
Released: May 31, 2011