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Back to Blonde

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The best kept secret in music



"...a unique twist on the alt/rock genre."
- The Quadrangle (Manhattan College)

"...a well-polished group of songwriters who are sure about their musical mission."
- Ben Siegel, Spectrum Arts Editor

"...possessing the poise and precision of a band beyond its years and experience."
- Pipe Dream (Binghamton University)

"...a thoughtfully blissful performance on disc - and even more engaging in concert."
- Ben Siegel, Spectrum Arts Editor

"Intricate and unique."
- Pipe Dream (Binghamton University)
- various

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Among the many positives found in NYC-based trio Back to Blonde’s arsenal is a brand new CD, Swim West, produced by Adam Lasus (of Juliana Hatfield, Yo La Tengo, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah fame), a native Buffalonian drummer (Christian Linsey), and a temperamental (but never tragic) sound. The band’s music is in the tried-and-true indie form, with lots of sweet, sonic sounds and intricate, reflective lyrics. - Art Voice - Buffalo, NY


"Swim West" LP 2005
"Back to Blonde" (Joe Rogers Solo EP) 2004
"So Simple" EP 2002
"Greatest Hits" EP 2001


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A veteran three-piece, Back to Blonde’s guitar driven indie-rock lies in an area somewhere between the crunching sounds of distortion and the desperate swoons of lead singer/guitarist, Joe Rogers. With Brooklyn native Pat Malone combining efforts with drummer Christian Linsey, the layered rhythms of the bass and drums offer a pedestal for the trio’s melodies to launch themselves into intimate, and often times dark areas of narrative introspection. True, their songs sometimes reach moments of clarity, but such epiphanies are quickly crushed beneath intense swells of volume and sonic upheaval. Ultimately, one is left to wonder what truth is left after the dust has cleared.

Back to Blonde's first full-length LP, "Swim West," (produced with Adam Lasus at Fireproof Studios) is already making noise in New York and nationwide. The first single, "Last Chance Oldsmobile" has been selected as a featured track on the 2005 Late Nite Binghamton Compilation CD ( Additionally, "Kites," "Last Chance Oldsmobile," and "Johnny Lowe (part 2)" are currently part of soundtracks to several exciting digital yearbooks created by Orlando based production company, Event Media Video LLC ( The Video Yearbooks will be previewed by thousands at high schools and theme parks in a nationwide summer tour that hits Chicago, Orlando, Cleveland, and Los Angeles.

Back to Blonde continues to tour the East Coast in support of "Swim West" with a strength and passion that generates new fans with each performance.