Boy in the Mirror
After years of playing in dumpy San Francisco venues and several line up changes, Blatant has responded with the release of Boy In The Mirror. Armed with nothing more than videotapes of shows and poorly recorded demos, frontman Joey D'Angelo partnered with San Jose based producers Gene Englegau and Miles Ito of Milestone Mediaworks. Eight months and 12 songs later, Boy In The Mirror was completed with D'Angelo playing every instrument on the album with the exception of percussion. Armed with a full fledged radio-ready studio album, Blatant was joined by veteran South African guitarist Daniel Posthumos, the ever vigilant, PHD equipped bassist Frank Brazile, and San Diego transplant, Jason Forrest on drums. The four-piece combines to form one of the tightest, most powerful punk rock bands to hail from San Francisco in years. Playing only select venues in San Francisco, Blatant belts out their powerful, comical, yet always uplifting songs to audiences eager for something other than the typical Bay Area noise. Regardless of how one chooses to describe Blatant's powerful melodies and "stick in your head" choruses, these ingredients clearly prove that there is a new musical gene pool in the Bay Area worthy of recognition. "I can remember playing at Kimo's on a Tuesday night for six people," muses D'Angelo, "but it's taught me how to respect the music industry and the ladder that everyone climbs...it might just be that we are the guys that have to keep climbing forever, but we'll always get better at what we do!" Bass player Frank Brazile adds, "having played in bands all over the United States and having toured all over Europe, the music on our album just will not leave my damn head!" Blatant's music genuinely lifts the spirits of both young and old fans alike. Their work hard, say what you want, and do what you feel approach to music translates directly to their performances. Joey D'Angelo is never afraid to say what's on his mind and engage audiences. Stages at any given Blatant show become crowded with audience members eager to climb up and sing alongside the band. "I always tell people that they can join us on stage anytime and help us with the choruses, and it's always so cool when people do, and they know how to sing them, when to sing them, and before we've even played them!" says D'Angelo. Joey D'Angelo - Vocals & Guitar Daniel Posthumos - Guitar Frank Brazile - Bass Jason Forrest - Drums.