Similar to the paradox their name presents, Blonde Redhead’s sound is equally perplexing. Marking a much darker, somewhat downtrodden sub-vein of the Alternative genre, the trio, consisting of Japanese-born Kazu Makino, and Italian brothers Amendo and Simone Pace, has really served to pilot the ever-emerging artistic sphere of psychedelic dream pop. Together, they have been making quality, ultra-unique albums for over 15 years, and their newest release, Penny Sparkle, is no exception. For more information, visit www.blonde-redhead.com/.
My Gold Mask
Chicago-based indie pop duo My Gold Mask’s dark and dancy arrangements walk the line of 90s rock nostalgia and pop-friendly beats. Drummer and singer Gretta Rochelle’s arresting vocals and primal rhythms combined with band mate and husband Jack Armondo’s haunting, powerful guitar riffs invoke moody undertones while uniquely stating their pop relevance. With the recent 2010 release of their third EP, A Million Miles (From Where We Were Last), My Gold Mask is a must-see, mesmerizing the listener with their ever-transforming sound. For more information, visit http://www.mygoldmask.com/.