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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Introducing Blackmarket

wow, i've got some catching up to do and since there's not much to this email, i'm giving you all of it.

Meet Mike Emerson, Langdon Chieffo, and Daryl Lamont: three childhood friends who started playing together in junior high and went on to form Blackmarket. Their sound is a compilation of chemistry, dedication and friendship that has led them to their release of their upcoming record St. Vincent Decor.

The band broke out from their hometown of Lake Havasu, Arizona and first hit the indie rock scene with their full length record, The Elephant In The Room in November of 2008 on No Office Records. Produced by Sean Slade (Radiohead, Dinosaur Jr., Hole) and Matthew Ellard (Morphine, Weezer, Elliott Smith) the band was ready and armed for big things.

“ We won the Amplify Festival in Vegas a couple of years ago which launched an industry fiasco,” reveals vocalist Daryl. “Artificial buzz and hype led us to really dislike the whole business side of music, but it was an accomplishment nonetheless. We scored some management and an agent and more importantly a direction.”

Blackmarket went on to play the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, tour Germany, and most recently wrapped up a tour with the UK's Subways. Not a bad beginning to say the least.

St. Vincent Decor is out on April 20th via the Militia Group.

and Sonic Dissonance will have a review up in about a week on this one

here's more email highlights -
  • Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti will release Before Today on June 8
  • John Doe sent out an email today saying he's working on a new EP with "songs that are relatively happy or at least satisfied without being sappy" quite a difference from anything else he's ever done???
  • Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill on the new MySpace Artist on Artist
  • Ov Hell is streaming their debut album on

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