Bad Blocks release "Lunar" from upcoming Circulate EP
South City Sushi Cop is probably less likely to make you think of ominous, psychadelic music and more befitting a slapstick tv series a la 30 Rock's Tracy Jordan. So, luckily, Bad Blocks decided to change their name to something definitively more fitting of the shadowy, tenuous sounds from their second single, "Lunar". On October 14th, Stars and Letters Records, the Brooklyn-based label who have discovered some of my favorite acts of 2014, will release Bad Blocks' sophomore EP, Circulate.
Bad Blocks, previously South City Sushi Cop, is made up of Daniel Neeve and Hamish Lang, whose eccentric backgrounds have played a key role in their unique collaboration. Lang grew up with impressions from his mother’s jazz and blues records on max volume and Neeve is the son of a pastor who grew up in a hippy commune and whose first song was a rap about melanoma. Together, you can only imagine the sinister depths to which their talent goes.
The first single to be released from the EP, “Turning”, is a haunting piece of work that feels like you’ve entered an entirely different dimension, dark, twisted and almost mechanized. After listening to this song, Daniel Neeve’s haunting vocals couldn’t stop resounding in my head.
Bad Blocks amp up the atmosphere with their second single from the release, "Lunar" surrounding distinctive drum loops with luscious analogue feedback - and are one of the few electronic acts that can actually pull it off well.
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