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Bent Blue is a melodic hardcore band from San Diego, California who first emerged in 2020 via their DC hardcore-inspired demo, Between Your And You're. The band quickly made waves throughout Southern California, and signed to WAR Records, who would go to release their demo on cassette and later issue a remixed and expanded version of Between Your And You’re as a limited edition 12” vinyl.
Written and recorded throughout the pandemic, Bent Blue's new EP, Where Do Ripples Go?, is a showcase of the band's artistic progression and determination to stand out among their contemporaries. Sonically eclectic and arrangements that keep you on your toes, Bent Blue leaps forward energetically with the kind of melodic hooks that are both alluring and timeless.
Earnest, impassioned, and aggressive, no two songs on the forthcoming EP sound the same. And while Bent Blue maintain their empathetic and socially conscious approach to their lyrical work, this record introduces deeply personal and introspective themes that discuss topics like self-confidence and grief. Where the demo exhibited the band's understanding of their roots, Where Do Ripples Go? finds Bent Blue broadening their songwriting scope into new and thrilling directions.
Recorded and mixed by Gabe VanBenschoten (Ancestors, Daisy Chain, Horse The Band), Where do Ripples Go? will see a release this summer through WAR Records. While often drawing comparisons to bands like Lifetime, Fugazi, Dag Nasty, and Rites of Spring, you will most-frequently hear the terms “DC style” and “Revolution Summer” being used to describe Bent Blue’s dissonant, emotive sound.
With one foot in the past and the other firmly planted in the present, Bent Blue fit right in with their contemporaries Fiddlehead, Sunstroke, Anxious, and Praise.
1. Where Do Ripples Go?
3. Chastity Of Mind
4. Commodified Existence
7. What Is It For?