Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Grime, Glam and Regional Mexican

Blane Fonda sure loves irony.

Their name makes me think of 80's jazzercise workout videos.

Their press shot looks like it was shot with the technology and clothing styles available in the 90's.

The sound is described as "grime, glam and regional mexican" on their myspace.

All this irony. That's so post-modern of you, Blane Fonda!

But their music is in no way related to jazzercise videos or regional mexican. There is a little bit of an atmospheric, heavily layered 90's influence from bands like the Smashing Pumpkins, perhaps owing to their hometown of Chicago. But overall, it's a post-modern sound, with 80's glam dance-rock elements, the kind that cleverly weaves lyrical stories with a sly eye towards the obvious and the ironic. Frontman Mark Wetzel's emotive voice makes these tracks stand out and the overall sense of urgency of the songs will make floppy haired, skinny jean wearing romantics sing along to these tracks over and over again.

Blane Fonda - Salacious Love (mp3) (buy)

Blane Fonda - Opportunity Rocks
(mp3) (buy)

1 comment:

rebecca said...

i want to make out with blane. he is hot on the stage when he takes his shirts off.