By: Steve Walter
If find yourself having difficulty getting over the holiday hangover, make sure this mixtape finds your ears. Blue Sky Black Death shared its Euphoric Tape II with the world last month, and it lifts you on an uninterrupted Amtrak express out of the January doldrums. Get calm, get motivated. The Bay Area-based duo of Kingston and Young God bring you a collection of instrumentals and previous works, which they molded together into a head-nodding, fentanyl dreamscape.
Euphoric Tape II starts you out with a great trip-hop introduction song, “Can’t Take It With Me When I Die.” This blend of keyboard, drum, and synths is a pure bliss crush. By the time we reach the fifth track, “Tree Tops,” the mix takes a deeper, darker turn. “One Deep” is the last of the eerie vibe tracks before you hit the light at the end of the tunnel.
Blue Sky Black Death has also announced some shows in the near future. January 30th at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn for all you east coast folk. Come March, they will be at The New Parish in Oakland on the 6th before they head to SXSW in the middle of the month. BSBD will also be at the BUKU Music + Art Project, in New Orleans the weekend of the 22nd. You gotta see these guys.