TVD Premiere: Bus Stop Poets, “Blow”

Detroit-based outfit Bus Stop Poets pull from disparate threads of Motown’s storied past, oscillating from tight 3 piece to a full-blown sextet, complete with doo-wop, girl group harmonies.

One can pick up hints of other Big D luminaries like MC5, The Stooges, and The Raconteurs, but BSP seem less burdened by the confines of genre, choosing to step outside their comfort zone of pop rock to explore Americana and alt country.

TVD is pleased to premiere the band’s lead-off single, “Blow”—a gut punch of a lost love song from their forthcoming LP Leave it to the Kids. The single has a distinctly aboriginal feel, a bit like Crosby, Stills and Nash (Down Under), with a rich assortment of ace harmonies couching John Mabilia’s formidable vocals. These guys are clearly seasoned musicians with a clear artistic vision, and the songwriting has a lilting narrative quality that conjures up mid-70s Eagles.

Leave it to the Kids will arrive digitally in late July, followed by a limited vinyl pressing.

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