Blackout Balter makes anthemic, poppy rock music with a definitively electronic bent.
Blackout Balter makes anthemic, poppy rock music with a definitively electronic bent. Similar to the Killers (whose guitarist Dave Keuning is prominently featured on their upcoming EP, Twist and Bend) and Walk the Moon, the band’s no-nonsense brand of straight-ahead rock is the kind as at home on the radio as it is on underground music coverage sites not unlike our own. “Everything Becomes Mechanical” jams in a straight line, expertly navigating the confines of carefully structured pop rock. It’s a laser-focused piece of music, and it succeeds by setting itself up perfectly for achieving it.
“‘Everything Becomes Mechanical' was the first song we started working on, but the last song we finished,” says lead singer and guitarist Phil Cohen. “I really wanted to make the verses sound mechanical and the choruses sound human.”
Twist and Bend is out July 8.