The Blend

The Blend

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The Blend is like grabbing five kids from different lunch tables in a high school cafeteria. A combination of live band hip-hop and rock music best defines this genreless group. One of the most talented bands in the country.

Biography

Founded by national slam poet/coffeehouse haunt Toussaint Morrison, The Blend is a five-piece concoction of working-class gentlemen who infuse hip-hop with jazz, rock with Bach, and politics with pleasure. (And some punky blues thrown in to keep the devils at bay.) The result? A slow-roasted, genre-defying blend of musical influences more restive than a triple shot of espresso. Call it hip-hop, call it slam-dance poetry, call it whatever you want-- just don’t call it emo. (Seriously. Don’t.) Weaving veracious lyrics through billows of gorgeous noise, the Blend has been deemed worthy enough to appear with the likes of Atmosphere, Saliva, Story of the Year, Mike Jones, P.O.S, and Brother Ali. This should come as no surprise, as The Blend is one of the most talented bands in the country, according to their mothers. Their ever-widening fan base and nationwide network of co-conspirators is a testament to their immense stage presence, compelling sound, and perverse willingness to traverse the country in a deteriorating mini-bus that gets 8 miles a gallon downhill. Despite receiving press from (The) USA Today, The Blend has yet to be discovered by the arbiters of musical taste. (Hint, hint.) The Blend’s latest creation of sound, their EP Losing the Game, is to be released this Fall 2008 on national tour and radio.

Discography

Releases:
The Blend - Losing the Game (2008)
The Blend - Last Piece of a Broken Cause EP (2006)
The Blend- After What Came Before (2005)

A small sampling of radio stations we are played on:

WRBC
Lewiston, ME
http://abacus.bates.edu/wrbc/
(207) 777-7915 & (207) 777-7916

WBAR
New York, NY
http://www.wbar.org/
212.854.9944 or AIM: WBAR Request

WMTU
Houghton, MI
http://wmtu.mtu.edu/cgi-bin/main.cgi
906 487 1600 or AIM: wmturequest

WVKR
Poughkeepsie, NY
http://www.wvkr.org/
845.437.7178 or AIM: wvkrfm

KTUH
Honolulu, HI
http://www.ktuh.org/index2.php
808.956.7261

CKUT
Montreal, PQ
http://www.ckut.ca/
514.398.4616

CKLU
Sudbury, ON
http://www.cklu.ca/
No Requests(?)

WSMU
North Dartmouth, MA
http://www.wsmu.org/
(508) 999-8150

KWSB
Gunnison, CO
http://www.kwsb.org/
No Requests

KSSU
Sacramento, CA
http://www.kssu.com/
916.278.3666

CFUV
Victoria, BC
http://cfuv.uvic.ca/
250-721-8700

KRNL
Mount Vernon, IA
http://cornellcollege.edu/krnl/
319-895-5765

CFRU
Guelph, ON
http://www.cfru.ca/
(519) 837-CFRU

WTBU
Boston, MA
http://www.wtburadio.com/
(617) 353-6400 or AIM: WTBU DJ

K-JACK
Flagstaff, AZ
http://www.jackcentral.com/kjack/
928.523.4554

WCYY
Portland, ME
http://www.wcyy.com/
No Requests (specialty program)

WBRS
Waltham, MA
http://www.wbrs.org/
781-736-5BRS (5277)

Set List

Set consists of 95% original music with a few covers

Typically play between 1-3 hours

Set List:
Originals:
Dishonor
William of Orange
In the City
American Machine
Halfway
Relaxified
About 10 Seconds
Modern Tech 1001
Up Against Steel
Guns and Guitars
Throw Down for Tomorrow
Self-Assured
Sunny Blu
Slo Burn
Like I Said
All Smoke, No Joke
July
She Says
F. White

Covers:
Cake- Going the Distance
G. Love & Jack Johnson- Rodeo Clowns
Tom Petty- Last Dance
311
Rage Against the Machine