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Blondfire

Yes, she knows it’s an odd name. To Erica Driscoll, Blondfire’s ethereal vocalist, guitarist, and keyboardist, its invention was happenstance. “We were driving around with friends and someone said ‘I smell a bonfire,’” she recalls. “We thought they said ‘Blondfire,’ and at first we kind of jokingly said it should be our name – but it stuck. We liked the fact that it was masculine and feminine at the same time. It represented who we are in a cool way.”

“There isn’t much to do in Michigan, especially in winter,” Erica says, “so we just holed up in the basement, writing songs and recording them on our four-track machine.” They began gigging locally soon after as the duo Astaire, until a note from the Fred Astaire estate put the kibosh on that. And while Blondfire has come into its own in Los Angeles, with Erica as the outstanding front woman, there’s still an element of their Brazilian-American childhood in the mix. “You can hear it in the way we use melodies,” she says, “and in the way that Bruce likes to put all kinds of variations into his beats.” Bruce adds that he leans toward certain chords that lend a melancholy feel one could trace back to Antonio Carlos Jobim and other Brazilian songwriters. “It’s not obvious,” Bruce says, “but it’s in there.” And just part of the one-of-a-kind recipe that makes Blondfire sound like no one else.

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