“My songs are a way of communicating things I would never really want to talk about,” confesses Blinker The Star frontman Jordon Zadorozny (Za-duh-ROZ-knee; Zador rhymes with sadder). And his lyrics bear this out. For the most part, they are impressionistic, elliptical, almost coded. These poetic fragments nonetheless combine with Blinker’s moody, forward-looking rock to produce a very specific emotional state. Jordon describes it as “wistful.”
Though August Everywhere boasts its share of upbeat tunes, its prevailing complexion is, in fact, melancholy, ambivalent (and at times downright hallucinatory). Its title provides a clue as to why.