What does it mean to break the music mold? The blissrock journey of Miss Bliss all began in the college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Miss Bliss, which began its musical journey in 1993 while living amidst the short lived British shoegaze scene, decided to take their very own music path when she sidestepped the growing popularity of psychedelic music–popular in the college towns of Michigan in the early 1990s–and instead created music filled with bliss and out-there space rock.
Miss Bliss performed throughout the 1990s, until they ended their journey together in 1999. Before that final split, however, Miss Bliss performed their exquisite, unique music–and even recorded three albums. Their first album, aptly titled Miss Bliss, was followed by Warm Sounds from a Cold Town–their second album received ecstatic reviews from local artists and those abroad. Their third CD, Loose Grooves and Lullabies, was much more radical than their earlier works. By this time in their music career, Miss Bliss had developed their sound to a more experimental sound, something quite different from the standard pop music popular at the time. Unfortunately, this third, amazing album was never properly released. This was due to a conflict with record labels. In 2000, the sole copy of the CD was sent to a European magazine, Losing Today, where it was given the title “record of the year.”
Their discography includes:
Self-titled album, Miss Bliss:
Coming in Waves
Walk on By
Nothing Like That
Wash Me Away.
Their second album, Warm Sounds from a Cold Town:
The Weight of Air
Alphie, I Love You, You Feisty Little Robot
And their third and final album, Loose Grooves and Lullabies:
Cutest Girl in the Mall
Release the Kraken
Paralyzed and Praying
A Song for Sara
Steven by Starlight
Although the sounds of Miss Bliss may have been lost to the ages, they still have a small but loyal fan base. Their first two albums can be purchased secondhand readily on sites like Amazon.com—while Loose Grooves and Lullabies will finally be available to the general public in July of 2013; Amazon.com and iTunes.
Marc S. Boriosi has many passions including writing, editing, producing, and modern culture. His company, The Levity Ball, is an innovative website that highlights the latest trends and most talented artists in fashion, music, and the arts.
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