Blaze McKenzie on NPR’s Heavy Rotation

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing


Blaze McKenzie, ‘Think A New Thing’

  • from Born a Shadow

Born A Shadow is the solo debut from Blaze McKenzie, following nearly a decade with Brooklyn indie rockers The Can’t Tells. The Berklee College of Music alumnus says he’s been criticized in the past for being too earnest, but that tendency came in handy when writing “Think a New Thing.” Facing a creative block, McKenzie dipped into what he knows best — his own life. The result has lyrics weaving through a dysfunctional relationship and bouts of drinking, sobriety and relapse. Amid pounding drums and a killer guitar riff, the Oklahoma City native sings about emerging from a period of numbness and the confusion of those early days of sobriety (“But I’m alive now / Am I alive now? / I think that I’m alive now / Yeah, I’m alive now”). A chaotic swirl of sounds and screaming takes hold toward the end of the song, representing the helplessness felt when mistakes seem inevitable. You can call it dread, but it’s also a level of self-awareness that some never attain. — Ryan LaCroix, KOSU

Blaze McKenzie – Born A Shadow

We’re so proud to be supporting the release of this remarkable album, the solo debut from one of the front men from The Can’t Tells. An album that combined The Can’t Tell’s style rock, deeply beautiful acoustic, and a rich sense of foreboding and introspection

Go to Blaze’s website, buy the vinyl, indulge: https://www.blazemckenzie.com (or stream at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/born-a-shadow/1352214328)

Long Time Winter tour

“This tour will serve as a reminder that as we travel through some of our favorite rooms and bring together our dearest family, cherished friends, dedicated fans, and favorite bands, none of us are alone. That even in the middle of some dark times, there’s always something to look forward to.”

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26 January–27 January
Allston, MA
JAN27
Winooski, VT
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Thurs 20:00 EST
Providence, RI

Release day love for Long Time

Some amazing release day love and interviews for Long Time

On Daily Free Press

On The Prelude Press

“The Boston-based power trio finds belonging in complex and beautiful soundscapes alongside incredibly unique vocals to create a sound rooted somewhere in between Coheed and Cambria and Manchester Orchestra”

On MusicBoxPete

“The Boston-based power trio finds belonging in complex and beautiful soundscapes alongside incredibly unique vocals to create a sound rooted somewhere in between Coheed and Cambria and Manchester Orchestra”