Tuesday, September 30, 2008


The moons have aligned and our new single "Music Is A Medicine" ended up on Making The Band 4. If you have the ability to record it, it is Episode 7 and it premiered last night (9.30.08). You will hear us during minute 52, right after a commercial break.

Also, check us out on Soundtrack to Making The Band 4's website. Just scroll to the bottom to see the "artist from this show". If you want to help us, click on our picture and vote for us. More votes gets us more exposure...you know the drill.

This is a very exciting time and we want you all to share in the excitement.

Want to be the first to own our newly released album "Music For People" featuring this song and the killer tune "Stamina", click here!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Zebra Lounge and The 8 Degrees of Ani DiFranco

Bozeman, MT : 7-25-08

So, we arrived in Bozeman and checked into the Lewis and Clark Motel (everything in this part of the country seems to be named after them btw). We learned that Ani DiFranco was playing a show in town the very same night, and we immediately sought out the venue to promote... which gave me an idea. You know how iTunes will tell you "people who bought X also bought Y"? So, I got on iTunes and tried to see how many degrees of separation there really are between BLVD and Ani.

ani difranco
pj harvey
zero 7
massive attack
prefuse 73

There ya go... i really wanted it to be 6 degrees, but facts is facts. I don't really see a lot of crossover, but maybe some Ani fans were at our show, who knows. Souleye was yelling at them out of our vehicle like a madman!

By: Tripp Bains

Thursday, September 25, 2008

BLVD CD Release Party Saturday Night at Slim's in San Fran!

BLVD is having an "official" CD release party in support of their new upcoming album, Music For People, at Slim's in San Francisco, on Saturday, September 27th. Other amazing acts include S.F. local Random Rab, and a very special presentation by DJ James Christopher and KJ Sawka.

BLVD's dynamic sound and broad appeal helped spark their fourth album "Music For People". Produced by McIntosh and Sloane, "Music For People" is set for release in October 2008. This is the first album that captures the full spectrum of that unique and unexpected BLVD/Souleye sound. Recorded live at Rodent Records and mixed at One Union Studio in San Francisco, fans are sure to be blown away by the heavy hip-hop backdrop with conscious, thought-provoking lyrics.

James Christopher Featuring KJ Sawka -- San Francisco Premier of "The Savage Journey". An audio visual tribute to the early works of Dr. Hunter S Thompson

The Savage Journey will be set to the music of KJ Sawka. The purpose of The Savage Journey is to create a audio/visual music environment using visual imagery representing the concepts covered in the works of Dr. Thompson. The overall goal is to deliver a vision of Hunters point of view concerning politics, America and society using his most important writings as conceptual source material. Using modern computer imaging and 3D animation in combination with original stock footage from the 60's and 70's, our mission is to create a hyper surreal interpretation. During the SJ performance the imagery will be projected on no less than two movie screens and will be set to Drum & Bass with James Christopher mixing and KJ Sawka playing live .

Random Rab
Emerging from his own distinct corner of the West Coast electronic music scene, Random Rab offers a powerful, timeless contribution to sonic exploration. Rab is a master of manipulating our temporal awareness, leading us into seemingly ancient worlds, where to our amazement, we find visible shreds of the future. Allow his sound to catalyze your travels into haunting ecstasy, and you will not return to your same beginning. Playing only his own originally produced music live, the depth and craftsmanship of this offering is remarkable. With an array of drum machines, samplers, sequencers, and instruments, it is a clear devotion to expression and perfection. The beats are smooth, bold, and overwhelming. The original vocals, melodies and hitting bass merge seamlessly into a tapestry of unique and unexpected journeys."

Advance Tickets still available here. Tell your friends that it’ll save them time if they buy a pre-sale vs. waiting in line for tickets.

Monday, September 15, 2008

2 New BLVD CD Reviews

Album Review:
Music For People
September 4, 2008

Genre bending electro hip hop for those who think young and have the energy to shake it all night long accordingly. Truth? The hot, young accountant or lawyer that's bleary eyed at your morning meeting was out until 4 in the morning bopping to this, not looking at your file. Get her a Red Bull and an Urban Detox and make your move, with this as the soundtrack.

Midwest Record Recap

September 12, 2008
Album Review:
Music For People

BLVD is the marriage of Colorado's MC Souleye and San Francisco electronic mavens BLVD. The trio has become four as MC Souleye ads his rhythmic poetry to BLVD's breaktronic sound. Music For People, BLVD's groundbreaking debut will be available on September 29, 2008. If you want to be on the forefront of a new musical experience, this is the place to start.

Recorded live in studio, Music For People captures the energy of a live show. You can't help moving to this music. Even the rhythm challenged will be moved by BLVD. Music For People is party music, or feel good music, or workout music, or whatever you want it to be. It's lyrically safe for young rap fans (parents will approve). Highlights include 108 Rose Petals, Stamina, Sounds Of Blvd and Alignment. The messages throughout are positive, the music is bright and energetic, and the band itself is more than just samples.

BLVD is a talented concatenation including MC Souleye, Dylan McIntosh (Drums/samples), Tripp Bains (Bass) and Curtis Sloane (Electric Guitar/samples). Music For People is just different enough and full of sufficient talent to make a dent in urban and pop radio. Don't be surprised if you hear a lot more of this band in the coming months.


Saturday, September 6, 2008