Blisses B released it’s second full length album “Thirty Days, Sixty Years” on November 9th 2010. I wasn’t introduced to this album until December 20th, 2010, which was WAY too long! The amazing mixture of harmony, acoustics and engineering brilliance of bassist Nick Testa makes this my number 1 pick for new music must haves.
This 11 track album was recorded, produced and engineered by band members Ben Keegan, Noah Libby, Matt McBride, and Nick Testa. This is the time in a bands career that I LOVE!!! They are discovering their own unique sound and playing off of their amazing instrumental talent without the use of an overrated money hungry producer. The vocal arrangement and harmonization in “Valley Low” mixed with the mandolin and banjo seems effortless for this fabulous foursome. The title track to the album proves no less. The percussion and tempo changes that lead up to the powerful chorus is addictive. I must say though…. my personal, absolute favorite track from this album is “Cattywompus”. It’s like WSP, Phish, and The Grateful Dead got together and had a threesome. It’s amazing!!!!
This June marks the 10th anniversary of Bonnaroo, and Blisses B would be a perfect addition to a This or That tent performance. I would definitely be on the front row for that one! If you are in need of some new upbeat raw talent, I highly recommend giving this album a listen.
Check out the band’s website to take a listen to their first album “You Should”