After losing their first drummer to California and their second to chiropractic medicine, Bluish finally found their perfect match the old fashioned way. You know, same old story… boy meets girl, boy leaves girl, girl joins hardcore band, boy steals drummer. With that, Jay Engel became the official drummer for Bluish. Each member of Bluish has a star tattooed on their left wrist to signify their commitment to the band and to each other.
Their tight relationship comes through in their music and in their energy on stage. Put most simply, they are the best of friends and they love writing and playing music together. Though their individual musical tastes vary greatly, there are definitely some core mutual loves and influences that the band members share, beginning with bands like Dinosaur Jr, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, and Death Cab for Cutie and more recently bands like Paramore and Say Anything. Bluish wrote, produced and recorded their full-length debut album, “The Likelihood of Storms”, and public response was tremendous. With no official promotion, no outside support, and a local only release, Bluish has managed to sell tons of their music through CDs at live shows and their availability on iTunes, amazon.com, and cdbaby.com.
Bluish has enjoyed great live success during college tours throughout NY, PA, NJ and LI and have also been paying their dues on the NYC club circuit, playing countless venues from the legendary stage at CBGB’s to those of the Knitting Factory and the Mercury Lounge. They have done well in contests such as winning the battle of the bands at The College of New Jersey and placing as a finalist in the international Emergenza festival. Bluish has also enjoyed play on regional radio stations as well as many tri-state area college stations. Their fan club, the Bluish Brigade, continues to grow and their MySpace and Facebook profiles are rapidly picking up new fans.
The Bluish debut album, “The Likelihood of Storms” is still in serious demand as well as their t-shirts, stickers and their fan favorite, Bluish lunchboxes. Bluish is an entirely independent band. In a home studio built with profits from the sale of their first album, Bluish is currently recording their much anticipated follow-up entitled “Later and in Between”, slated for release in late 2010/early 2011. To increase awareness of the band and their music, including officially promoting “The Likelihood of Storms” (knowing that it never really found its whole audience), Bluish has hired a publicist and also recently signed a contract with a very well-established licensing company. Bluish is their own biggest fan, pouring every bit of themselves into the music that they write knowing that you have to love your own music if you are going to expect anyone else to. They take that concept very much to heart.
Bluish is a great indie rock band on the rise that just wants you to give them a listen and let their music speak for itself. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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