First off, if you haven’t yet heard Idle Bloom‘s debut full-length Little Deaths, you need to stop reading and take care of that immediately. You can listen on Bandcamp or your paid streaming service of choice, buy a digital copy, pre-order the vinyl, scoop up the CD or cassette, whatever you need to do to get what’ll likely go down as one of the best local releases of the year into your eardrums.
Born out of the ashes of Fancytramp, we’ve been huge fans of the grungy, poppy, local group since the moment they sprung into existence, and, over the past couple of years, it’s been incredible to watch them grow into one of the most exciting bands in the local indie scene. Idle Bloom made a strong introduction with 2015 EP Some Paranoia, but Little Deaths is above and beyond a more focused, personal, and full-realized work. Helmed by friend and engineer Kyle Gilbride, the record is a long time coming, and masterfully taps into the group’s ability not only to navigate a wide range of sounds and textures, but also a wide range of emotions and personality.
On the heels of the album, which arrived Feb. 17, Idle Bloom recently unveiled a new video for stellar single “Dust,” and with its artsy, stylized, stop-motion feel, it makes a perfect visual companion to the track. Check it out below, and be sure to catch Idle Bloom in person March 12 at the newly revamped Drkmttr, March 30 at The East Room for a proper release show, and March 31 for an in-store performance at Third Man!