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by Blackstone Rngrs

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Jabod Glides eclectically along the shoegaze/dream-pop spectrum, at times grabbing your attention with catchy electronic beats and up-front vocals, at other times drifting pleasantly into ethereal dreaminess. Very nice however you label it.
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North Texas Rngers dabble in electronic dreampop that nods back to some post-punk roots.
I found traces of the Cure, New Order, and maybe the B52's guitar lines in these tracks.
Vocally Ruth Ellen Smith proves herself to be a chameleon chanteuse moving from haunting melancholy tones to bright effervescent upper register vocal chord workouts.
Enchanting and bewitching on "Frozen Echo."
Definitely a band to watch for in the future. Favorite track: Judas Tree.
Descendant 05:39
You Never 02:30
Judas Tree 04:29
Nights//Days 04:28
Endless Sky 04:39


6 tracks of noisepop and synthgaze.

Blackstone Rngrs clawed their way through North Texas’s urban mantle, finding the blood connections necessary to drink from their fermenting sonic emotions. The sacred marriage blends affection for modern electronic music with an urgent fetish for classic 4AD dreampop and noise. The orgy happens when swirls of orgasmic synthesizers embrace dripping guitars and tantric rhythms and pulses. Healthy doses of noise are always comforted by soft waterbeds of the ambient and dreamy.

After gaining regional admiration for their first EP (2012) and touring the U.S. with a stop at SXSW 2013, the trio has set their sights on more touring and the release of “Descendent” (Saint Marie Records) in 2014.

Blackstone Rngrs are:
Ruth Ellen Smith: Vox, Synth, Drum Machine
Derek Kutzer: Vox, Guitar
Daniel Bornhorst: Acoustic Drums


released February 25, 2014


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