Wednesday, 14 September 2011


Artwork by La Insoportable Levedad

Music to make you happy.
Music to wake up to and start a better day.
One can see ourselves easily walking the streets of any city listening to The Blueberries and changing any saddened face into a grin, and then a smile.
These guys (and gal) from Montevideo, Uruguay have the upbeat and relaxed rhythm that can make any day better, even when the songs are talking about not correspondent love, the feel is always optimistic, and what’s wrong with that? Nothing at all.
Ernesto Pasarisa (Vox, Guitar), Vicky Álvarez (Bass), Santiago "Saji" Jaureguy (Guitar, chorus), Fede Hell (Drums) are the responsibles of the mentioned optimism.
The band was formed back in 2007 and have been playing since, both in Montevideo and Buenos Aires.
They’ve named bands such as The Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Kinks, The Hives, The Who,The Libertines, The Strokes, The Moldy Peaches, Oasis and Blur as their influences, and one can clearly get an image of any of them when listening to the album, but there’s also a unique and close to home sound that can’t be denied, and that comes from the easygoing life of Montevideo, its warm weather, its warm people, there’s a mix of cold & hot, of up & down. That’s the spice South America adds to MOD rock.

Photo by Ana Ge.

Their first LP was produced by Max Capote, mixed by Juan Branaa and released in December 2010.
Imagine a perfect English gentleman having tea, sitting on his table with the little scones and all the pastry and china. Out of the sudden some raw, beastly, instinctive scream comes out of the guy, that’s The Blueberries, the mixture of what should be but since it’s not enough, evolves and gets better.
The transformation that a South American band can bring to mod rock, and the result it’s not only interesting but necessary if we want out beloved rock and roll to keep on keepin’ on.
After all who could live their whole lives on tea and scones?


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