I admittedly didn’t know a whole lot about Tokyo’s BLANCO prior to falling in love with their dreamy indie pop track “Paradise” on Ano(t)raks’ DIE IN POP comp from a couple months back. The uptempo new wave pop track is super dancy and kind of messy, with bouts of tripped out wonky synths. Today the band released it as the latter half of its new two-song single titled “A Place For Youthful Days”. The lead track on the single is a slower-paced blurry psych tune called “Isolated City” that’s driven by some delightfully fuzzed-out bass. Just like in “Paradise” this song has some pretty solid depth thanks to its synth backdrop, though in this case it’s used to create a bit more texture. The male-female vocal harmonies are really solid, too. Check it out for yourself at Bandcamp.
And here’s their video for “Paradise”.