Bliss Blood and Al Street / Press

“Their music contains a rare element of truth and honesty that hardly anyone else has these days. The songs take you places.”

Hollow Publishing

“Unspun is a beautiful, emotional, and intense album that fuses together old Jazz, the Blues, Hawaiian music, acoustic music and intense lyrics all woven together by Bliss Blood’s dreamy, seductive, opium smoke vocals and Al Street’s perfectly timed and executed Spanish guitar parts. Its far too easy to miss great independent performers these days, and if you want my opinion Bliss Blood and Al Street are two that you don’t want to overlook. This is by no means Bliss Blood’s first album, and you can check out her Bandcamp profile for more albums by her and Al Street, the Moonlighters, and Pain Teens. We’ll be taking a look at some of those other albums in the near future so stay posted. Until then, do yourself and independent music a favour and get yourself a copy of Unspun.”

“A Gorgeously Noir New Album by Bliss Blood and Al Street There’s an embarrassment of riches up at Bliss Blood‘s Bandcamp page. With guitar sorcerer Al Street, the two have a gorgeously shadowy new album, Unspun. Blood has been one of the most intriguing and enigmatic singers in this city for a long time.A master of nuance and innunedo, she can be playful, or swoony, or downright sultry one second, and sinister the next. She’s just as strong and eclectic as a songwriter: she has a thing for foreshadowing, and subtle metaphors, and clever double entendres: Street has a fluency and edge on acoustic guitar that most players only dream of achieving on electric: forget about nailing the kind of sizzling, flamenco and Romany-influenced riffs with the kind of nuance he employs without help from amps or pedals. It goes without saying that this is one of 2015’s best releases.”

“Bliss Blood and Al Street’s Evanescent: One of the Year’s Best Albums It’s always cool when a great artist decides to give away free tracks. When those tracks are among that artist’s best ever, it’s time to get busy downloading. The first track, Swallow the Dice, sets the stage, low-lit in red: it’s a menacing flamenco waltz, a defiantly metaphorical tribute to beating the system. Likewise, the steadily pulsing Liplock mines a series of double entendres, some of them ironic: play your cards too close to the vest and risk losing everything. Bulletproof is absolutely gorgeous, seductively bittersweet, all too aware of how invulnerability can be a double-edged sword. The sultriest track is The Palace of the Wind, its Dr. Zhivago ambience lush and pensive over Street’s agile broken chords. With just ukulele, bells and vocals for most of it, Butterfly Collector wouldn’t be out of place in an early 60s Henry Mancini soundtrack.”

“Her music represents a woman who, through the years thereafter, has redefined herself into a rightfully self-proclaimed chanteuse and lyricist. She is the true embodiment of an artist who not only respects the classics and writes new music in the same vein, but plays them flawlessly. Ladies and gentlemen of Queens, it is my pleasure to introduce you to the dexterous, confident, intelligent and savvy talent known as Bliss Blood.”

“A bloody good time The charming, ukulele-sporting Bliss Blood brings some jazzy tunes to The Castello Plan, a newish Ditmas Park wine bar, for an evening of good food and good music this month. The Bushwick-based singer has made a niche for herself playing 1920s and ’30s tunes, either in the Hawaiian-tinged The Moonlighters, the blues band Delta Dreambox or original duo with guitarist Al Street, Evanescent. She is quickly becoming a regular at the Plan, playing early 20th century jazz and some originals that show off her showmanship. “I like going way back and reading about performers in the ’20s,” said Blood, who’s been playing her uke since before it was fashionable. “For instance, Bessie Smith could look out in the crowd and hypnotize them.” ”

Meredith Deliso - Brooklyn Courier Life