Brooklyn-via-Florida duo Blonds are a pretty arresting proposition. On the surface theirs is a slightly skewed take on big-sky Americana. But dig slightly deeper and The Bad Ones, their debut LP, reveals some fascinating and unexpected twists. Standout track ‘Amen’, for example, manages to simultaneously bring to mind The Avalanches, Love Is Hell-era Ryan Adams, and Stan Getz, all in the space of a four-minute piece of pop melancholia – and the wealth of ideas continues throughout the record.
The Bad Ones is out tomorrow on Gluck, but you can stream the record below.