Blaqk Audio Remix Crosses’ “†elepa†hy”

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 16, 2014

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Blaqk Audio have released a remix of Crosses’ “†elepa†hy.” Stream the remix below after the jump.

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Blaqk Audio Behind The Scenes Video Footage

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 18, 2012

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Blaqk Audio have released behind the scenes footage from their “Faith Healer” music video. Watch it below by clicking “Read More.”

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Blaqk Audio “Faith Healer” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 29, 2012

Blaqk Audio have released a new music video for “Faith Healer.” Watch it below by clicking “Read More.”

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POZ Review: Blaqk Audio - Bright Black Heaven

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 19, 2012

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If sex sells, then so should the synthesization and poetry that accompany its overall aura. And if Cex Cells felt oh-so right five years back, then Blaqk Audio’s 2012 release will dig even deeper. Davey Havok and Jade Puget of AFI released their sophomore full-length, Bright Black Heaven, in September, and they’ve taken a turn to a darker shade of grey. 

With the album juxtaposing, what Havok describes in a recent PureVolume Q&A as, “up tempo, very fun and energetic…but [ ] also darker, shadowy moments,” Bright Black Heaven is an ironic club record. In 2007, Cex Cells was ahead of its time with its dub step and drum and bass tendencies. Now, the analog-gone-electronic duo is making their subtle gothic-intentions a bit more apparent with left-of-center chord progressions and lead lines, with consistent, Danzig-meets-Depeche Mode vocal consistency

"Cold War" opens the record with a bright and fiery hookiness - a honing of songwriting chops that the duo showcases heavily throughout Black Bright Heaven. Though slightly over-the-top in its SEGA, drum and bass videogame instrumental track, “Fade To White” brings Puget and Havok’s musical and melodic choices together in a way that the song’s high BPM is not overbearing.

To know that each band member write separately from one another is almost too much to swallow. Puget opens up a new Ableton session and has to anticipate or at least trust what Havok can and will take away from his track. Something that will layer it and deepen it further. The  product is one whose   music, melodies, harmonies, and lyrics coincide in a way that, one would assume, could only be written side by side.

Yet regardless of its conception, the record astonishes in its variety of tone. The middle portion of the album maintains those 80’s British invasion vocal tendencies, while the synthetic essence of each track varies in its effect. “Deconstructing Gods” is contemplative in structure and mesmerizing in its repetition. “Everybody’s Friends” is quintessentially clubby but, surprisingly, low-lying in melody.  “Let’s Be Honest,” one of Blaqk Audio’s finest tracks, is Information Society-esque in its marchiness, and followed by ballads that change keys. By the end of it all, the listener finds himself in “Bliss” with where darkened reverberating glockenspiels meet 4-2 rhythms.

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Blaqk Audio, fun. In This Week’s Billboard Charts

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 19, 2012

The charts were topped this week by strong debuts from Dave Matthews Band, Little Big Town, Bob Dylan, and The Avett Brothers. Blaqk Audio touched in the Billboard charts in the 38th spots with over 8,000 copies of Bright Black Heaven sold. fun. also dropped from the ninth to 17th spot with 17,000 copies of Some Nights sold. Check out the top 25 Billboard spots this week below by clicking “Read More.”

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Davey Havok On Twitter: There Is A Narcissism To The Format

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 18, 2012

Davey Havok (Blaqk Audio, AFI) recently gave interesting thoughts on his views of social media and how it can be narcissitic. Check out what he had to say below by clicking “Read More.”

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Albums Out In Stores Today

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 11, 2012

It’s September 11th, which means it’s release day. Let us know what new releases you’re listening to today and click “Read More” below to check out the album details and download information for all the great records coming out this week!

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Blaqk Audio Go Inside Of ‘Bright Black Heaven’

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 7, 2012

Blaqk Audio have posted the second behind the scenes feature for Bright Black Heaven. Watch it below by clicking “Read More.”

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Davey Havoc Comments On Blaqk Audio, AFI Differences

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 31, 2012

Davey Havoc recently opened up about the differences between Blaqk Audio and AFI. Check out what he had to say below by clicking “Read More.”

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Blaqk Audio Release New Song

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 13, 2012

Blaqk Audio have released a new song called “Faith Healer.” You can listen to it here and check out the track listing for the band’s upcoming record below by clicking “Read More.”

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Blaqk Audio Album Preview Trailer

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 7, 2012

Blaqk Audio have released an album trailer for Bright Black Heaven. Watch it below by clicking “Read More.”

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Blaqk Audio Announce New Album

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 17, 2012

Blaqk Audio (ft. members of AFI) will be releasing Bright Black Heaven on September 11th. Check out the artwork and track listing for the release below by clicking “Read More.”

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Blaqk Audio (AFI Members) Sign, Announce New Album

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 12, 2012

Blaqk Audio (Davey Havok and Jade Puget) have signed to Superball Music for the release of their sophomore album, Bright Black Heaven. The band has also created an imprint via Superball called Big Death. Download a new song here and check out a press release below by clicking “Read More.”

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