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Juliana Wilson - "Blah Blah Blah" (audio) (premiere)

"Blah Blah Blah" is a promising start to a very young career, and its well-composed maelstrom of angst, swirling guitars, and atmospheric expansiveness is a treat to hear.

When listening to Juliana Wilson, it’s hard not to think of Cherri Bomb, a Los Angeles rock band who dropped one excellent LP in 2012 before going through a bit of lineup turbulence and re-forming as pop-punkers Hey Violet in 2015. The obvious comparison is age -- Wilson is 13, and the oldest member of Cherri Bomb was 16 when This Is the End of Control dropped -- but there’s also the cheerily misanthropic perspective best encapsulated and presented by the art and works of teens. And that’s to say nothing of Wilson’s debut single itself: like Cherri Bomb’s best, “Blah Blah Blah” starts spacious and looming before kicking into gear with loud distortion and a carefully cured “rawness” which is, in this case as many others, preferable to truly low-quality recording. It’s a promising start to a very young career, and its well-composed maelstrom of angst, swirling guitars, and atmospheric expansiveness is a treat to hear.

"It's been my favorite since we recorded it and it seems to relate to every age group. I've also loved how it's become a sing-along after just one chorus live,” says Wilson. “Who wouldn't wanna shout ‘blah blah blah’ after a long day?"

Stream Wilson’s debut single, “Blah Blah Blah"...

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