This Blue Heaven – “Wave” (2014)

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This Blue Heaven

Coming on like a modern, dark, new wave band with a penchant for late-’90s-Radiohead-inspired outros, This Blue Heaven are back with another impressive single. “Wave” builds in a steady and sturdy way. The poised vocal dodges the sharp-edged textures. The sound is confident and controlled, with just enough tumult to make its mark. This is good.

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This Blue Heaven – “Goodbye Juliet” (2013)

This Blue Heaven
“Goodbye Juliet”

This Blue Heaven are back in action. I just caught them at Brighton Music Hall and they blew me away. Now, I’m obsessed. The band’s new single is an impressively nuanced number. While much of This Blue Heaven’s catalog has a distinctive ’80s influence, “Goodbye Juliet” establishes itself as nothing more or less than lush pop. The pairing of a memorable melody with intriguing instrumentation is timeless. The song is well written. The playing is spot on. The production is impeccable. It’s wonderful to have new music from This Blue Heaven. I can’t wait to hear what they do next.

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