Bleach Blonde
Bleach Blonde


3.0
good

Review

by Tyler Christian Pifer USER (17 Reviews)
January 31st, 2013 | 14 replies | 1,438 views


Release Date: 01/22/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Bleach Blonde give us a teaser of what will come in the future. A debut full length is due sometime later this year, and hopefully Stillman and co. will be able to build on a very promising trio of songs that are catchy and leave you wanting more.

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

Recently signed to Rise Records, Bleach Blonde was formed while vocalist Danny Stillman was sending lyrics back and forth via email to drummer Danny Cooper and guitarist David Barella when Drop Dead, Gorgeous went on hiatus. If you were to judge the book by its cover you would think that this EP would be filled with screamed vocals and other clichés within the genre. You will be pleasantly surprised to hear what is more along the lines of a Circa Survive or Tides of Man album as Stillman does his best at attempting to mirror Anthony Green’s vocal style.

Opener Sea Mint Pastel starts off with a very boring and uninspiring intro but then slowly transitions into Stillman singing over the rest of the band. Once it gets going, this song gives the listener a feel for what BB sounds like and sets up the next couple songs well. Play Catch Up is the best song on the EP and is easily the best song that Stillman and Cooper have ever made together as it displays dual vocals and a pop-punkish chorus that is very catchy and sets the stage for future songs to live up to. Third and final track This Is Instrumental takes a couple listens to digest completely. This song has a lot of experimentation and shows that the band is willing to try different things even within their own record. There are more dual vocals in this song which adds to the vocal depth as the second voice is deeper and rougher than Stillman’s higher pitched vocals. The drumming throughout the EP is solid and the guitars are driving, but they are pretty generic with the exception in parts of This Is Instrumental. The driving force behind the band is clearly Stillman who definitely has a lot of power in his voice.

Fans of Drop Dead Gorgeous will be disappointed to find that Bleach Blonde have a completey different style. Absent are the screaming vocals as well as the breakdown which are replaced with guitar melodies improved clean vocals by Stillman. If this debut proves anything, its that Bleach Blonde has the chance to do something special within the music scene and should be able to improve on some of the weaknesses presented in their debut.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
ibleedcyanide
January 31st 2013



26 Comments


Is this a new band?

nononsense
January 31st 2013



3364 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

They got signed a couple of weeks ago.

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nononsense
January 31st 2013



3364 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Appreciate any criticism. Its a very short ep so not much to write about. Hopefully I gave a good idea of what they sound like.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
January 31st 2013



19672 Comments


damn that was fast.

nononsense
January 31st 2013



3364 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I had it saved. lol

nononsense
January 31st 2013



3364 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Sea Mint Pastel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B0Sm5fOSMo

Play Catch Up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pd3cTuGVJA

This Is Instrumental: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEHIi6IzJds

robvusechevic
January 31st 2013



92 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

There are a couple errors in the review, but overall it was good, pos. As for the band, definitely have potential. I despised DDG, but this is an improvement.

nononsense
February 5th 2013



3364 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I'm actually having a hard time staying into this.

tresm87
February 6th 2013



746 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Stillman is an amazing versatile vocalist. Their full length should be awesome.

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nononsense
March 15th 2013



3364 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It probably won't be anything higher than a 3

Pndi
April 14th 2013



461 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Singer sounds horrid, his vocals weren't as overprocessed back in the Drop Dead Gorgeous days.

shmowzow
May 16th 2013



47 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I love this EP. This band is a breath of nostalgic air.

tresm87
May 31st 2013



746 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

exactly^ danny's vocals make every band he is in

tresm87
August 16th 2013



746 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=couS7qD33A4 great new song off the upcoming full length



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