Brooklyn’s Boy Genius are issuing this 7” single, in advance of the release of their second album. Blame Love has a twisted moan of vocals, with some lovely female backing vocals. It reminds me of The Brilliant Corners or maybe Bob, one of those slightly off kilter mid eighties indie pop bands who still made ridiculously catchy pop. The Backyard on the flip side makes me think of a mysterious middle ground, somewhere between the wonky pop of The Loft and the suburban country sound of The Rockingbirds. It’s a good place to be especially as the sun starts to stream in through the window.
Blame Love is self released and out now. Buy it from their myspace page.