Wyatt Blair's new album, Point Of No Return, out August 5 on Burger Records, straight-up sounds like it was recorded in the 1980s. Premiering today is the goofy, energetic video for the record's "Dancing On A Dream," a song that's equal parts New Order, Bruce Springsteen, and Pat Benatar, a combination I am not even close to being mad about. "Day and night, only the strong survive!" shouts Blair, clad in a Hall And Oates-meets-Freddy Mercury get-up, as the song begins with an epic wave of arena rock riffs and quickly soars into beaming power pop energy.
"I wanted to make a record out of my comfort zone and challenge myself as a record producer and as a writer by trying something new and unique," Blair wrote to The FADER in an email. "I know that the sounds that come out of this record are '80’s tinged' but underneath they are honest songs from my heart, that can be played in any style with any gear or band. I like music that makes me laugh, smile, and feel something real, and that’s what I was trying to accomplish with making this record."
Wyatt Blair Tour Dates:
07/27 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer
08/05 – Palm Springs, CA – Ace Hotel – Burger Oasis
08/06 – Los Angeles, CA – The Smell Fundraiser
08/07 – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
08/08 – Sacramento, CA – El Castillo
08/09 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
08/10 – Eugene, OR – Wow Hall
08/11 – Portland, OR – Dantes
08/12 – Seattle, WA – Lucky Liquor
08/21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo – Echo Park Rising
09/14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Hi Hat