Blouse - Blouse LPLabel: Captured Tracks
BLOUSE was born in a warehouse in Portland, OR. The project started in the summer of 2010, after Los Angeles native Charlie Hilton (guitarist / vocalist / keys) met Patrick Adams (bass) in, of course, art school. Soon after, they began spending nights in the aforementioned warehouse recording with Jacob Portrait ā€“ā€“ now well-known not only as the drummer of BLOUSE, but also as a live member of Unknown Mortal Orchestra and a producer who has collaborated with UMO, Wild Nothing, EMA, Strfkr, Sunflower Bean and more - and, after posting two demos to Bandcamp, the trio was picked up by Captured Tracks with their first 7" single, "Into Black", following quickly.
Their self-titled debut shows a self-assured BLOUSE unveiling a sound all their own: textural swaths of guitar and wavy keys coupled with Hilton's powerfully alluring voice, her words guiding each song as it unfolds, as if a dream. Captured Tracks now represses a limited edition of BLOUSE on coke bottle clear vinyl, to celebrate the label's 10th Anniversary.