(U.S.) Bootblacks-Thin Skies LP (2020)


Country: USA

Genre: Post Punk, Darkwave, Coldwave, Synthwave, New Wave

Label: Artoffact Records

Tracks: 9

Length: 31.30'

Bootblacks are a four piece band from Brooklyn, NYC who formed in 2011, from the looks of things.  Bootblacks play a dark, moody, and gloomy style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, darkwave, coldwave, synthwave, and new wave within their sound.  Musically, Bootblacks can be loosely compared to bands such as Joy Division, The Birthday Party, Christian Death, Night Sins, Death Of Lovers, Cold Cave, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2011, Bootblacks have released a digital single titled The Things We Did in June of 2012, an eleven song LP titled Part Time Punks/Narrowed in October of 2018, an eight song LP titled Fragments in September of 2017, a ten song LP titled Veins in April of 2018, and most recently a live five song EP titled In Quarantine: Live At Saint Vitus in December of 2020.  Thin Skies is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Artoffact records on October 9th, 2020.  On Thin Skies, Bootblacks offer up nine tracks of dark, gloomy, and moody sounding post punk, darkwave, coldwave, synthwave, and new wave.  Overall, Thin Skies  makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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