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[new] Blackbird Blackbird – Calypso

By Will Oliver, July 3rd 2011

I was sleeping on the job when Mikey dropped a new Blackbird Blackbird song called “Calypso”. Dark hypnotic rhythms of dark waves haunt this track. Mikey has become a master of creating visceral electronic jams that pack a lot of emotion without using any words at all.

This may be on his new EP Passions that he has been hinting at on the Blackbird Blackbird facebook page. Any EP would be lucky to feature a track this good.

[mp3]: Blackbird Blackbird – Calypso

Blackbird Blackbird – Overboard

By Will Oliver, April 22nd 2011

Blackbird Blackbird is hard at work on his new album, Erasers (that’s the album art above). We can’t wait to hear it.

New song “Overboard” plays off as a perfect teaser. Mikey leads us on a journey to the new sounds and ideas that he will showcase on Eraser, but he’s not revealing it in it’s entirety just yet. “Overboard” is a light yet effective song that is the perfect length. I’m already dying to hear more.

[mp3]: Blackbird Blackbird – Overboard

Eraser will feature about 10-12 songs, and will be released late this summer.

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Blackbird Blackbird – Halo

By Will Oliver, March 9th 2011 — with 3 comments

Mikey is back with a new track as Blackbird Blackbird. He just sent me a new jam called “Halo. It’s more on the organic indie rock side, than the dreamy electronic pop that we are used to. Mikey provides us with tropical vocal harmonies that ’cause a pretty effect.

Download it below:

[mp3]: Blackbird Blackbird – Halo

Blackbird Blackbird – Float On (Modest Mouse Cover)

By Will Oliver, September 19th 2010 — with 7 comments

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I came home for the day just to see Klaxons show @ Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ tonight.

I don’t got too much time to post, but I wanted to share this amazing cover that the hardworking Blackbird Blackbird did of Modest Mouse’s “Float On”. He transformed it into a dreamy, synthed out delight that gives the song a whole new feel. He took the task of “covering” to the highest level.

Download the cover below. I found it via Wild Tonic.

[mp3]: Blackbird Blackbird – Float On (Modest Mouse Cover)

Blackbird Blackbird is no stranger to WAWSTSF. Check out my previous posts, here.

[mp3]: Blackbird Blackbird – Starlight (Feat. Steffaloo)

By Will Oliver, September 8th 2010 — with 1 comment

Mikey a.k.a. Blackbird Blackbird has sent over another new song for you guys to snag for free. This time it’s “Starlight” a song that features some guest vocals from a young lady named Steph Thompson. She’s the lovely girl featured in the space inspired album art posted above.

He’s once again treated us with a chill song that hits all those good vibes. Can’t imagine it without Steph’s vocals. Grab it below:

[mp3]: Blackbird Blackbird – Starlight (Feat. Steffaloo)

For more goodies, head to his bandcamp.

Blackbird Blackbird – Modern Disbelief

By Will Oliver, September 3rd 2010

Mikey a.k.a. Blackbird Blackbird just hit me up with a new song called “Modern Disbelief” that is a sweet hazy jam. It’s pretty hot up at school, and this song is playing to the conditions pretty well. It’s going to be an exclusive bonus on his Summer Heart LP which will be released via Arcade Sound Ltd. on September 28. It features a Marvin Gaye “Night Fever” sample. He also said that the song was a result of listening to a lot of Joy Division.

Grab the mp3 below:

[mp3]: Blackbird Blackbird – Modern Disbelief

Blackbird Blackbird – Crumble Before Your Eyes

By Will Oliver, August 23rd 2010

Loving the dreamy atmosphere of Blackbird Blackbird’s “Crumble Before Your Eyes”. Mikey sent me the song at 1 am with the following message:

This is Mikey from Blackbird Blackbird, thought I’d send over this new track I finished about 30 minutes ago, just had to share it!

It’s a fresh song right out of the over and it can be yours simply by right clicking and hitting save as. You won’t regret it.

Blackbird Blackbird has a new EP out called Rarities that you can nab for no charge, right here. His debut album Summer Heart LP is available to stream & purchase here. It will be released physically on September 28th via the wonderful Arcade Sound Ltd.

As a bonus here are two remixes that he did for Local Natives’ “Camera Talk” & Twin Sister’s “Lady Daydream”:

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