Blood Orange

The Smoke
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13 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Defeat Retreat 3:23 4,866
2 Sweet Spanish 3:02 7,586
3 Good Morning Jack 4:05 2,967
4 Midnight 2:45 1,685
5 Cassette Culture 3:17 1,690
6 Ghostly Kind Of Love 3:06 1,482
7 Blood Orange 3:23 106
8 Baby's Got the Shakes 3:04 1,650
9 Night Flight 2:26 854
10 Wasted Years 2:15 1,444
11 You'll Never Know 1:59 1,711
12 Cut the Brakes 2:30 1,153
13 Stoned On Fire 4:12 621

About this album

The Smoke is a five piece from Melbourne, whose fiery punk take on beat music and psychedelia has found critical acclaim nation-wide.

Members of The Smoke are linked by blood, years-old friendship and a thirst for music. Their debut album, Blood Orange, was recorded and produced by the band in their living room, in late-night sessions as the band members struggled to hold down full-time jobs.

Mixing and mastering was completed at a friend’s studio in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges in February 2009, where the recording was briefly endangered by bushfires in the nearby National Park.

The songs on Blood Orange range in style, but are unified in their raw sound and reckless attitude.

The band’s palpable belief in the music was vindicated with the warm reception of the album’s two preceding singles. The stomping Defeat Retreat was named Single Of The Week in Rave and Inpress magazines, while 3D World called it “a pop gem with enough oomph to propel itself into the musical stratosphere.”

Next came the retro shimmy of “Sweet Spanish,” Single Of The Week in Inpress and iTunes Australia. Both songs received strong airplay from alternative stations around the country.

The album’s raw, undiluted atmosphere reflects the unconventional surroundings and unique recording techniques.

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  • Vovan95

    Це інший гурт! Принаймні, він молодший за цей!

    8 Aug 2013 Reply

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