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Bye Bye Blackbird - Happy High EP
Bye Bye Blackbird is a newer band to the Knoxville, TN label, Arcade Sound Ltd. A label which specializes in limited vinyl and cassette releases and is getting a lot more attention these days. Bands such as Teen Daze, Memerhouse, and Million Young share the label and a similar sound that's recently been established as chillwave. Bye Bye Blackbird falls into this genre, with their use of early 90s pop sounds and faded vocals, but their music is a little more straightforward electro-pop. If your memory stretches to before 1993, you're likely familiar with the sounds they borrow from that era. For a lot of people the thought of late 80's, early 90s pop music isn't appealing. Either way, the idea is still the same now as it was then, to make fun, innocent pop songs.
Happy High is a little quirky, a little awkward, but still drifts by relaxed and confident. All four songs are slower dance songs that bring nostalgic memories of a first dance in middle school, or a sentimental trip with your family.
The EP is short, totaling at eight and a half minutes, the longest track being only two and a half minutes. Aside from being a little too short, it's a fun and engaging debut only being released as a free download at the Arcade Sounds Ltd website. The label is also offering free digital releases of four other bands on their download page.
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