Blackaby - Georgie Wants A Garden
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posted 07 May 2018 by Krister Axel
It's a few minor chords, drenched in butterfat, wrapped in a strummy electric guitar from Sterling Morrison's garage.

This one has that little Marrakesh-nightclub paradiddle, it's a throwback jazz-pop inflection that flows with the combo organ sound on a sweltering late-summer day in London, or NYC, circa 1971. As second-year signees to the RIP Records Introduces Series, Blackaby is a fresh collaboration between multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and writer Will Blackaby, Swedish-born guitarist and vocalist Rebecka Reinhard, and Ziyad Al-Samman on bass guitar. They have a vintage pop sound with references to Blur and Vampire Weekend.

There is a lot of precision to the production here, the folding of those harmonies one over the other like layers of puff pastry. It's a few minor chords, drenched in butterfat, wrapped in a strummy electric guitar from Sterling Morrison's garage. Dig in.

Blackaby is an alternative rock trio from London.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist