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 release "Percolator" video 16 Mar 2017

NYC's Charly Bliss have released a video for "Percolator," the latest from their anticipated debut album, Guppy. The FADER, who premiered the video, are calling it "sweet and goofy" and saying "Charly Bliss are like real-life superheroes, out here embracing their feelings like it's the most punk rock thing ever." Guppy is available for pre-order now and due out April 21st.

The band has also shared Spring tour dates that includes a stop at SXSW and shows with Operators, Upset, Yucky Duster and See Through Dresses. All dates available here.

releases

bark169: Charly Bliss / Guppy

Guppy

VIDEOS:Percolator”   “Glitter

upcoming shows

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

4 Apr

BROOKLYN, NY · Rough Trade

5 Apr

NEW YORK, NY · Mercury Lounge

6 Apr

BALTIMORE, MD · Ottobar

7 Apr

PITTSBURGH, PA · Club Cafe

8 Apr

COLUMBUS, OH · Ace of Cups