Blushh Announces Thx For Asking EP
Out June 15th on Yellow K Records
Photo Credit: Ruth Torres
Premieres “Do I Look Tired?” via Stereogum
Los Angeles’ Blushh has just announced her new EP Thx For Asking, set to be released on June 15th via Yellow K Records. The first song from the album “Do I Look Tired?” is premiering now via Stereogum. Stereogum calls the song “classic power-pop that… you can bang your head to.” Saying, “with muffled vocals and a fuzzy electric guitar, “Do I Look Tired?” seems to be Ferdowsi’s affirmation of independence as she shouts back against the pressure of someone else’s gaze. The song succeeds through its juxtaposition of intensities; the chorus is a crash of sound compared to the verses’ soft vulnerability.” Pre-orders for Thx For Asking are available now via Yellow K Records. The EP was recorded at Hotel London where it was produced by Yianni Anastos-Prastacos and Arieh Berl (who also play in Pink Skies), with bass by Josh Berl and drums by Lani Renaldo.
Blushh is Shab. Shab is a self-proclaimed “hyper-creative” born and raised in Los Angeles. She got the music bug by blogging about bands in 2013, which turned into her booking local bands, which turned into booking tours for said bands, then touring with those bands, then eventually turned into her starting her own band.
Shab started writing songs in 2015, and decided to start the project thanks to her friends’ encouragement the following year. She bought her first electric guitar in August 2016 and a couple months later she played her first full band show.
The live band is still a revolving lineup of friends, while the project has remained Shab’s (first) solo foray into songwriting. It’s a little fuzzy around the edges, a little sad at first sight, but punchy melodies and bouncy hooks keep your heads bopping at the first show.
Blushh has recorded two 5 song EP’s at Hotel London, a studio in Silver Lake, Los Angeles run by Shab’s buds, Yianni Anastos-Prastacos and Arieh Berl.
It’s Fine was released in June 2016. The second, Thx 4 Asking will be out June 15th on Yellow K Records.
1. I’m Over It
2. Do I Look Tired?
3. What About My Plants?
4. The Party Song
5. No One
5/11 – Olympia, WA @ Le Voyeur
5/12 – Bellingham, WA @ Luigi’s Mansion
5/13 – Seattle, WA @ The Nice House
5/14 – Portland, OH @ Adventure Ballroom
5/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hi Hat