It’s hard to follow Blanche Blanche Blanche for a couple of reasons. First of all, I think they released something like five albums last year alone, most notably their bizarre and fantastic Wink With Both Eyes on Night People. Second, for being so heavily rooted in pop, any given Blanche Blanche Blanche song takes as many twists and turns in its two-minute length as an entire A Side of some 70s avant jazz record. For instance, take “Rich Man,” the single from their upcoming NNA Tapes album, Wooden Ball. It starts with some ultra-cheesy daytime-television chimes before being swallowed up by throbbing bass, ADD drum machines, and some real trashy no-wave synth. The vocals sound like four different faces of the same person. And then it kind of ends before you can wrap your head around anything you’ve just heard. It’s pop strangeness that only Blanche Blanche Blanche could pull off.
Wooden Ball is out March 5 on NNA Tapes, but I imagine that is not all we will be seeing of/hearing from Blanche Blanche Blanche this year.
• NNA Tapes: http://nnatapes.com