Last night at 92YTribeca, Blonde Redhead had a listening party for their new album, Penny Sparkle, set to release on September 14th. The room was filled to a suffocating level with smoke, tinted with hints of strawberry flavor, and bright white light– making it hard for just about anyone to orient themselves in the first few minutes of entering the room.
As the new songs played on the speakers below the murmur of voices, special $9 Blonde Redhead cocktails were served– raspberry vodka with prosecco and a touch of grenadine. And although the room too smokey, and the drinks too expensive and sweet, once the band took the stage to play a short set of Penny Sparkle songs, the air in the room shifted.
The album is the usual Blonde Redhead blend of sultry vocals over moody synths and bass, and yet somehow we can’t help but be excited for the release. It’s nothing especially new or exciting for the band, but you just can’t ever get enough of a good thing– take it from someone who can’t stop listening to the entire Smiths discography this week.
More photos by Yoon Kim after the jump…