Azure Blue
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Azure Blue: Rule of Thirds
16 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

Ex-Irene and Laurel Music songwriter's new synth-pop breakup album is superficially appealing, but overwhelmed by its reliance on pop culture references.


Azure Blue - 'Beyond the Dreams There's Infinite Doubt' (album stream) (PopMatters Premiere)
1 Oct 2013 // 4:19 AM

With Azure Blue, former Irene and Laurel Music songwriter Tobias Isaksson creates a melange of '80s synthpop textures and '90s shoegaze vocals mixed with that wall of sound, perfected by pop music back in the '60s.

Azure Blue Harkens Back to the '80s with "Seasons"
7 Feb 2012 // 3:15 AM

Performing as Azure Blue, Tobias Isaksson looks back to the 1980s for much of his sound on his new release Rule of Thirds.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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