On Friday, June 4, Blood Lemon‘s self-titled debut album will be available on vinyl at The Record Exchange! In celebration, we have a prize pack including the vinyl, a T-shirt and enamel pin to give away to one lucky customer!
To enter the drawing, send an email* with the subject “Blood Lemon” HERE by midnight Thursday, June 10. We will randomly draw a name and notify the winner on Friday, June 11.
Boise’s Lisa Simpson, Melanie Radford and Lindsey Lloyd formed Blood Lemon out of mutual love for 90’s alternative vibes, heavy riffs, melting harmonies and power trios.
The resulting record is a flinty 40-minute affair that tackles subjects like the inner journey of one song’s narrator toward becoming a whistleblower (“Whistleblower”) and running a toxic person out of town (“Burned”) with equal clarity and musical chops. Throughout, environmental (in)action is a theme that recurs. “Leave the Gaslight On” was inspired by Greta Thunberg’s speech at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit and the political and economic realities (i.e. capitalism) that have led America not to take it seriously. And “Black-Capped Cry” — a deft, heavy track that includes a bass riff inspired by the call of the black-capped chickadee — skewers both the lifestyle of limitless consumption and white colonialism. That tightness of focus in songwriting is well matched by production from Z.V. House of Boise’s Rabbitbrush Audio, a collaborator whose understanding of genre and ear for sonic layering burnished the band’s post-Riot Grrrl sound.
* One entry per person per title, NOT per email address. If you have 16 email addresses and you enter with each address, we’ll just delete 15 of them. We have the technology. To be eligible to win, you must live in the Treasure Valley/Boise metro area.