Monday, September 20, 2010

newmusicmonday #61::Blue Hawaii

image :: Blue Hawaii, via MySpaceMusic

Genreelectro pop
MembersAgor (electronics, twangy guitar, howls) 
Ra (singing, loops, washy guitar)
CityMontréal, QC, Canada
Recent Release'Blooming Summer' on Arbutus Records, May, 2010 [purchase $5]                         

Blue Hawaii from Montréal is another band featured at PopMontréal and is this week's newmusicmonday. The dreamy synthpop of Blue Hawaii may remind some of halcyon summer days, but there's a dark edge to their sound. A good intro to the band is their "Dream Electrixra". The Silly Kissers remix is on MySpace {see link above}.

 Blue Hawaii - Dream Electrixra by Arbutus Records

Blue Hawaii is a side project of Ra's, whose better-known band is BRAIDS, formerly The Neighbourhood Council. Blue Hawaii's PopMontréal show on 30 September at the Arbutus showcase at the Rialto, while BRAIDS will be playing with Xiu Xiu and Valleys on 2 October at the Ukranian Federation. BRAIDS will also be opening for The Dears in Toronto at The Garrison on 15 October.

ABT011: Blooming Summer
Here's 5 more tracks that were posted on Soundcloud::

Twitterversion:: [blog+video+audio stream] #newmusicmonday features electropop of #Montreal's Blue Hawaii, playing at @POPMontréal,30 Sept @Prof_K

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