Broken Circles recently announced the release of the debut LP from Nashville, TN’s Bloom. Bloom is the side project from Luke Granered of Better Off (6131 Records). Thousand Yard Stare is due out in May and is available for Pre-Order. You can stream a new single from Thousand Yard Stare now. “Yet” is streaming exclusively on The AV Club.
All pre-orders will come with a download of an acoustic covers record when the LP downloads release in May. Songs by Natalie Imbruglia, Michelle Branch, Avril Lavigne, Céline Dion, Kelly Clarkson, Marina and The Diamonds, Paula Cole, Taylor Swift, Vanessa Carlton and Sixpence None The Richer are included. Check the full tracklisting here.
Bloom’s Luke Granered may look inconspicuous enough, but armed with an arsenal of diverse inspiration and a honed songwriting craft, the Nashville, TN native’s vision and output is the opposite of unfocused. Granered’s style of compelling indie rock reveals a brooding, self-conscious depth that sways back and forth between gentle melodies and rough guitar tones but always with vulnerable, candid lyrics. Comparisons to early Death Cab For Cutie, Pedro The Lion, and Mansions provide a good jumping off point, but Bloom contribute enough of their individual prowess to create a sound they can claim as distinctly their own. Thousand Yard Stare is emotionally intense and instantly accessible, a convincing shout from that blurry area between melancholy and brightness.