Blackmarket will release their self-titled EP on June 24, 2008 on No Office Records. Recorded with Sean Slade (Radiohead, Dinosaur Jr., Hole) and Matthew Ellard (Morhpine, Weezer, Elliott Smith), the self-titled EP captures Daryl Lamont (vocals, guitar), Langdon Chieffo (drums), Mikey Emerson (bass), and Jason Brindis (guitar, keyboards), on their journey through insightful lyrics, catchy melodies and overall brilliant musicianship.
The opening track â€œMagic Tricksâ€ with its infectious guitar riffs gives an inside look at the record industry. The acoustic-driven â€œWhite Lieâ€ is a raw, open song dealing with loneliness. These two songs, along with the anthemic â€œSheila,â€ â€œBad Callâ€ and â€œDrag Addict,â€ give Blackmarket fans a glimpse of what to expect in 2008.
The band has seen significant success in Japan where they have released an EP and LP on FMAC/ Rough Trade Japan. They also had a sold out show in Tokyo this past December, and the band has been invited to play the FujiRock Festival in July.
Look for a Blackmarket full length later this fall and you can catch them at the tour dates below:
05.18 Phoenix, AZ at The Brickhouse (with Eisley, Vedera & The Myriad)
05.27 Las Vegas, NV @ The Beatles Revolution Lounge
05.30 Phoenix, AZ @ Phix Gallery
06.03 Los Angeles, CA @ The Key Club
07.26 Yuzawa-machi, Niigata (Japan) @ FujiRock Festival
Listen to Blackmarket here: