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One on One with The Blancos

Initially growing up more than a thousand miles away from each other, the duo now known as The Blancos fused together at a time where genres were colliding, calling for a sound that had yet to be exposed.

Rooted in the heart of New York City, the challenge to describe two individuals so strikingly similar yet conversely different has become more difficult by the day. They're a musical universe unto themselves, expanding at a nearly immeasurable rate, ever more hard to define - as a forward thinking musical entity that collaboratively creates all music they conceive.

And there's much practice there; The Blancos have been working behind closed doors for the better part of the last decade. Their sound is genre defying, making it impossible to put your finger on what makes "it" so special.

As men of few words, they're quietly grateful that the music they make has resonated with anyone - an experience not all musicians have. And it seems that, in the future music world, The Blancos will be nearby yet hard to find. Because perhaps these young men, who are 25 and 23 years of age, will never fully reveal themselves. Maybe that’s part of the beauty; it’s the music that matters. So behold this grungy dyad; they were never anything but everything

Unrated Coren: First off, I know you were at SXSW this past week.  How was your experience there performing?  Were you able to attend any events or see any performances?
Our experience was good. Lots of great music. Lots of great food. We played two shows; one official showcase for BMI and a live in-studio performance for Daytrotter.

Unrated Coren: Your music is very beautiful and it seems like you play every instrument known.  Which one is your favorite to play? 
We get inspiration from each other and our team!

Unrated Coren: How did you get your name?
3    Our name started as a nickname given to us by a friend in Brownsville, Brooklyn. We were the only white guys working out of the studio there and everybody dug our music. Out of nowhere, we were given the nickname "The Blancos" and shortly thereafter we started the group and the name just fit!
Unrated Coren: How did you start getting into music?
We've both been into music since our hearts first started beating. Music is everything. Without it there is no salvation. We met in South Florida when we were kids. Somehow, we both ended up in Brooklyn and we ran into each other out of nowhere. It was definitely destiny.

Unrated Coren: How do you write music?
For us, this is art. There's no direction. There's no control. It just happens, and when it happens its greatness.

Unrated Coren: In what way?
The process changes every day. We do it differently every single time. We never do something the same. Even if the songs sound similar, we made them in completely different ways. We want our fans to feel free, to feel the shackles of everyday life breakaway. We want them to get lost in the music the way that we do.

Unrated Coren: What do you see for yourself in the future?
We are releasing our new EP titled 'Broken Kids' soon. After that, anything could happen!

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