In Day As Dark
Blei is a three piece rock band out of Portland, OR with a raw, innovative sound. Their brilliantly sequenced release, In Day As Dark, glows with pure eclectic noise. Deep, melodic male vocals backed by a gentle, airy female voice brings something unique to the table. Q & A WITH THE BAND: WHAT INSPIRES YOU? ZACK: ' I feel like Susan is the muse for half of the songs. Those songs are inspired by love. The other half are fear based. Love and Fear. Songs like 'Over' and 'Last Breath' come from an obsession with death and the afterlife. WHY ARE YOU A MUSICIAN? SUSAN: 'The love of music and art have been a part of my persona for as long as I can remember. It was the same for Zack. It's eerie how similar our musical tastes and art backrounds are. It was fate that drew us together. DO YOU PREFER PLAYING LIVE OR IN THE STUDIO? ZACK: 'One hand feeds the other. Like Ian MacKaye from Fugazi says,'The record is the menu and the live show is the meal.' We like to mix it up a bit live. Some songs have sections where we really don't know what's going to happen. We only know when to come out of it when the drummer changes beats.' New website: bleitheband.com Recorded and mixed with Nick Moon at Crossroads and Supernatural. Mastered by Don C. Tyler at Precision(L.A.) Additional tracks mixed by Darren Bowles -assissted by Josh Milne at Crossroads Things We LOVE: Crazy Feedback, Distortion Pedals, Semi-Hollow Arch-Top Guitars with Bigsby Whammy Bars, Vintage amps, Loud Drums, Spicy bloody marys with shrimp cocktail, Jackson Pollock, David Lynch, Analogue tape machines, Sweat freezing to your face while your climbing Mt. Hood, Falling off of guitar amps at shows, Monogamy, Philly!, Stark Minimalism, A really good subwoofer, Zen Guitar, Seeing the true essence of light-then walking into it as it absorbs you. AndyWarhol, Orchids, Making Records, Montreal!, Franz Kline, Vintage microphones, Sage Derby cheese with Cabernet Sauvignon, Breaking strings at shows so we're forced to use our back-up guitars, Germany!, Delay pedals with reverse looping capabilities, Infinite sustain, Thick Juicy Cadmium Red Dark Oil Paint Straight Out of the Tube, Grilling outside in winter, Female energy in rock bands, A freshly stretched canvas, The Ides of March, The Oregon Coast, Our dog Mojo, NICO, Black Box Theatre, Gus Van Zandt, Power Trios, The Netherlands, A nice fan brush, Hiking up to Mirror Lake with Mojo and watching a cloud of smoke bursting from the mouth of Mt. St. Helens, Stella Artois, Our Fans!, Feeling the heart beating as one.