THE BLUE HERONS
Jangle-pop powerhouse The Blue Herons are back with their fifth single Take Them Back which will be released Friday, November 19. This single is an upbeat, 80s-influenced jangle-pop tune with a hint of melancholy and a driving chorus that invites repeat listens. With Andy Jossi’s lustrous and Marr-esque guitars and Gretchen DeVault’s soaring vocals and luscious harmonies, Take Them Back is a song anyone who has been wounded by words can relate to.
The Blue Herons are a jangle-pop duo that calls to mind guitar riffs reminiscent of C86, and Sarah Records bands like Even as We Speak and Heavenly, with infectious melodies and soaring vocals that easily sit alongside the likes of current artists Alvvays, Hatchie and Hazel English.
The Blue Herons are Andy Jossi (The Churchhill Garden, The Serpent Garden) and Gretchen DeVault (The Icicles, The Francine Odysseys, Voluptuous Panic), a serendipitous collision of two indie-pop masterminds. After establishing a following for his shoegaze band The Churchhill Garden, Jossi needed a separate space for his indie-pop songs. The Blue Herons featured frequent guest vocalists and musicians such as Krissy Vanderwoude (The Churchhill Garden, Whimsical), Marty Willson Piper (The Church, All About Eve), Hideka and Thierry Haliniak. Jossi began releasing music under The Blue Herons moniker, still searching for the perfect vocal complement to his instrumentals. In October 2020, he found just that in DeVault.
DeVault, a veteran of the indie pop scene, led The Icicles through a series of well-received albums and licensing deals with Target and Motorola in the early 2000s. In 2013, she elevated her recording skills and vocals to new heights as half of the transoceanic shoegazer duo Voluptuous Panic. After relocating to LA in 2016, she got reacquainted with her indie pop roots and formed The Francine Odysseys.
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