Charly Bliss: Blown to Bits
So here’s this weird thing: Charly Bliss is totally not a band I would think to listen to. I happened across this post on MetaFilter, and gave the album a listen. After a few songs, I added it to my library. And then I started to play it a few more times. And then I started to listen to it non-stop.
This was really a surprising thing, me learning I liked this super poppy band. But it’s gotten a lot of my Spotify time lately, and I can’t seem to stop listening.
Eva Hendricks’ voice is jarring at first, but only momentarily so. I thought briefly about my reaction to Joanna Newsom’s voice, and it seemed like the same transition: odd at first, but then a kind of “this works for me” realization.
So far, I’ve found the first 3/4 of the album fantastic. I tend to stop before I reach the end so I can start over from the beginning, but all in all… I’ve been super surprised that I like this group. I can’t stop listening, and think you should listen to them too.