Having just wrapped up recording their latest album with critically-acclaimed producer Jeff Saltzman (The Killers, Fischerspooner, The Black Keys), BLVD continued it's blitz of the North American festival circuit. The band rocked the Shambhala Music Festival in British Columbia, and put an exclamation point on the season with a headlining play at Earthdance Festival's hub event. Other highlights included playing the Do Lab's Coachella Festival installation, Camp Bisco, Summer Meltdown, and a headlining set at New York City's Bowery Ballroom. Following a West Coast run with The Disco Biscuits this November, BLVD is excited to be ushering in 2010 internationally on the tropical island paradise of Fiji, and followed by an extensive January tour of Australia.
BLVD has created a style that is winning people over from coast to coast. Coupling groove-driven instrumentals with life-affirming vocals, the band’s sound is equally at home in live music venues and dance clubs. 2008’s full-length Music for People earned the band respect from critics, with select tracks being heard on both Fuel Television and MTV, as well as on promotional websites for Victoria's Secret, AOL, and CBS. BLVD’s live show is a fusion of electronic soundscapes and live instrumentation, featuring drummer Dylan McIntosh, electric guitarist Curtis Sloane, and bass / synth player Tripp Bains. Completing the quartet is charismatic front-man Souleye, who opens hearts and minds alike with his unique blend of vocal styling and lyrical substance. Unpredictable live performances can include rock instrumentals, innovative vocal mash-ups of the band's influences, and live/electronic arrangements drawing on influences from many genres. BLVD's sound doesn't lend itself to typical classifications, and their work is a great representation of our current musical landscape.