Every once in a while I come across a piece of music that GRABS me; not just in the sense that I like the music because that happens somewhat frequently, I mean the delivery and especially the lyrics connect with me in a way that draws me in and makes me want to learn more. When I heard the demo from San Diego's Bent Blue a month or two ago, I definitely had that feeling. The band plays a refreshing style of hardcore punk that combines speed and melody, and is topped off by vocalist Tony Bertolino's earnest delivery & lyrics. The demo is raw yet crisp and warrants repeated listens. I connected with Tony over IG and we had the following exchange.
"Between Your and You're" is available now on cassette tape from War Records (which is run by Andrew Kline from Strife).