New York-group Black Statues (@BlackStatues) are on their way to becoming a serious player in the independent music scene. They may not have a record deal right now, but after hearing “Tie One On”, their debut single, it should not be long before legions of underground music enthusiasts get a taste of what this quartet has to offer.
The group was founded three years ago by transplants vocalist Maude Quill and guitarist Edward Raison. Both are veterans of the business having played with other artists many years ago. After working on the demos for their recently released album, the pair recruited keyboardist Steven Vallone and then drummer Joe Izzo. From there, it was time to find a producer for their recordings. That’s where legend Earl Slick, who has worked with the likes of David Bowie and John Lennon, came into play. With Slick’s production chops and the mastering of Randy Merrill, the release ‘Gloss Cannon’ became a reality.
The record is available now at the band’s official site as well as CD Baby and iTunes. Track “Tie One On” is only one of the group’s great efforts to take the scene by storm. It is a beautiful hybrid of current indie and old school rock, complimented by Quill’s haunting vocals. Don’t take this blogger’s word for it, though. Survey the video to see and hear the raw sounds of Black Statues right here. If you can, it would be worthwhile to see Black Statues live. The group has some one-offs booked in the New York area. Independent music lovers should want ‘Gloss Cannon’ and its first single to catch on so the group can bring their ingenious sound to stages everywhere.