Blue Hawaii – “Lilac”

I feel like I’m late to the Arbutus Records party because every time I try to tell someone about how awesome this label is, they’re all like, "Yeah dumbass,...

I feel like I’m late to the Arbutus Records party because every time I try to tell someone about how awesome this label is, they’re all like, "Yeah dumbass, knew that like forever," and then I’m like, "But what about Pop Winds, Sean Nicholas Savage, and Blue Hawaii?" and they’re like, rolling up their sleeves, "WTF did I just say? I know about the fucking label and I fucking dig on it big time!" and then I’m like, "Back off, Warchild!" like Patrick Swayze from Point Break.

Here’s Patrick in action… 

Tough, yet polite…

A Blue Hawaiian you’d bring home to meet your mother… 

 

I’m going with the great track "Blue Lilac" for this post because it reminds me of Julee Cruise, who I love, plunged into the digital epoch. You know Julee: she’s the mysterious blonde from a few David Lynch films (always the smoky songstress in the club), and had a few records produced by the famous director as well. Blue Hawaii strikes the same sort of new age-y aetheral vibe; some harder electronic beats are mixed in, but never upset the mood- you could see this band opening for Beach House, or sharing a stage with Zambri. The vocals are seductive, the guitar hypnotic, the beat intuitive, and the entire album gives off the lusty waft of saltwater, tropical ennui, and sunny meditation.

Download the entire name-your-own-price-album here (thanks Arbutus Records). Here’s the Myspace, but you might as well download the record at the Arbutus Records site so you can find out what Warchild is already hip to…

Stream the track "Lilac"

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Also want to include the track "Blue Gowns" because it sounds like Bjork-meets-Madonna (awesome)!

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