Charly Bliss

At a time when so many of their peers have taken to writing music that is akin to oblique navel-gazing, Charly Bliss is more interested in exploring other extremes of feeling — namely unbridled glee. "People forget sometimes that expressing joy is just as important as examining despair," says Charly Bliss' Dan Shure. "People need joy, especially right now. We're all about writing tight pop songs, but also giving people this super enthusiastic release. These songs are kind of the sound of expressing something that you can't really contain. These are songs you play really loudly when you need to freak out."

"Pop music can actually be very subversive," says frontwoman Eva Hendricks. "The lyrics that I'm most proud of on the record are me existing both in and out of this overgrown teenybopper feeling — feeling like everything I was going through was the most extreme thing that had ever happened to anyone ever. The songs are often about being totally in the throes of this stuff, but also being able to step out of it and make fun of myself. It's possible to write songs that really get at all of these dark feelings while also just being really fun to sing and dance to. You can be serious and also sing about peeing while jumping on a trampoline."

Charly Bliss on Barsuk 07 Feb 2017

Barsuk is excited to announce a new member of the Barsuk family: NYC's Charly Bliss is responsible for having crafted some of the finest guitar-crunched power pop this side of an old Weezer record with a blue cover. The ten tracks that make up Guppy, the band's sparking full-length debut, show them embracing all of their strengths — a combination of ripping guitars and irrepressible pop hooks, all delivered with the hyper-enthusiasm of a middle school cafeteria food fight. Pre-order bundles available now in the Barsuk shop.

Click on the fish to listen to "Glitter":
Glitter (from Guppy)

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bark169: Charly Bliss / Guppy

Guppy

VIDEOS:Glitter

upcoming shows

11 Mar

SAVANNAH, GA · Savannah Stopover Festival 

15 Mar

AUSTIN, TX · SXSW 

16 Mar

AUSTIN, TX · SXSW 

17 Mar

AUSTIN, TX · SXSW 

18 Mar

AUSTIN, TX · SXSW 

29 Mar

KINGSTON, CANADA · Grad Club

30 Mar

OTTAWA, CANADA · Zaphod Beeblebrox

31 Mar

TORONTO, CANADA · Horseshoe Tavern

1 Apr

MONTREAL, CANADA · Bar Le Ritz PDB

3 Apr

ALLSTON, MA · Brighton Music Hall