Watch Long Island’s Blameshift new music video for “Ghost,” which premiered on HotTopic.com. The video was directed by esteemed filmmaker and photographer Jay Sansone.
Recently named Hot Topic’s Unsigned Band of the Month, Blameshift is in the second half of their monthlong “All You Can Eat Tour,” to promote their newest record, The Black Rose. The record is available for free download on Blameshift’s Facebook page.
The Black Rose was produced by Erik Ron (Saosin, Panic at the Disco, D.R.U.G.S.). “Working with Erik was a turning point for us as a band. He helped us find our place in modern music and the sound we had been looking for,” explains Blameshift’s front-woman, Jenny Mann.
The band’s primary mode of transportation is a shuttle bus converted to run on 70 gallons of vegetable oil, which has enabled the band to control their expenses and stay on the road even as gas prices skyrocket.
The Black Rose often signifies turning over a new leaf or starting anew, and that’s ultimately what the EP is for Blameshift. The EP touches on a variety of topics ranging from addiction to love to self-doubt. “We write what we know. For example, the song ‘One Chance’ is about overcoming my own insecurity and learning to believe in myself,” says Mann.
Armed with confidence in their revitalized sound, Blameshift decided to release The Black Rose for free via Facebook, and received support from Substream Music Press, Newsday, Taco Bell, Sullen Clothing, and many other publications and companies, racking up over 7,500 downloads.