Here are some photos I snapped on the third night of the Villaintines 2015 tour at The Other Door in North Hollywood. It was my first time at the venue, and I was really impressed considering it’s unassuming exterior. The sound guy turned out to be the owner of The Other Room. He was a nice guy who seemed to really care about making sure the bands sounded as good as possible. I missed Ricky Small’s set, but I thought Tiny Stills, Mariel, and Sullen Ray sounded great. -Mark
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I’ve been too busy listening to Sullen Ray’s Blue Minor to really blog about it until now. The newest release from the Los Angeles duo, Blue Minor is the first of their “primary colors collection.” My favorite tracks? “Without You,” previously released as a single, and “Just For Tonight.” Both feature Dee’s vocals and her impeccable lyric-writing.
When I listen to “Just for Tonight,” I can feel the hairs on my arm stand up… Haven’t we all felt that unrequited craving for someone that we shouldn’t be craving? It’s a sexy, slow song… I imagine two people dancing, lips almost touching, and their significant others about to return any second to catch them…
Listen to “Just For Tonight” and the rest of the album on Bandcamp, or buy on iTunes and Google Play. And stay tuned for a CD release party coming up in October!
Download the new single “Without You” from their upcoming album BLUE minor.
“It kind of snowballed after he came back from Europe,” Dee says, referencing the 2014 tour with Tarah Who?. Seth returned from the tour with new ideas for the direction of Sullen Ray. All-in-all, Seth says he scrapped about 20 songs before starting work on new material with Dee. “He said some of the [new songs] were meant for me to sing in my style,” she continues. “I think he secretly wrote them for me. Sneaky!”
BLUE minor is the exciting new chapter of Sullen Ray to be released digitally on
August 12th September 23rd — with a physical release on September 2nd in October. It is the first of a 3-part album collection to be named after the primary colors… so expect a lot more to come from the Sullen Ray duo!