The Blue Violets The Blue Violets

The Blue Violets The Blue Violets

On the opening track of the Blue Violets' self-titled debut album, you're welcomed by vocalist Coral Osborne's Blondie-esque vocals swimming through pop-noir melodies. "You Said" has an interesting allure ― like the rest of the Victoria, BC trio's songs, dark uneasiness prevails, but this sonic grey cloud is oddly comforting. The trio have a knack for controlled psychedelic rock and soft harmonies, as heard on "Desire" and "Sam." On "Lay Down," they establish themselves as a sultry, strong-as-nails outfit that draw you in further with each wispy lyric. Every song on the album sounds so confident and aged with maturity that you wouldn't think they're a few 19- to 23-year olds from the Island. Think Joan Jett sporting a pretty frock and a black leather jacket, scrawling graffiti in a Brooklyn alley with bright red lipstick and you've got the Blue Violets. (Independent)