Los Angeles brother-sister duo Bruce and Erica Driscoll have long flirted with success, but with every step forward they’ve taken in their nearly 10 years of recording together, it seems they’ve been greeted with two-steps back. For example, back in 2004-2005 after getting a deal under the name Astaire and some nice soundtrack placements (Monster-in-Law, Mozart and the Whale), they were forced to change their name by the estate of Fred Astaire. They settled on Blondfire, signed a deal with EMI UK, but that fell through and they parted ways before their debut album My Someday hit the shelves (they eventually self-released it).
Maybe now’s the time. They’re currently working on a new album slated for early 2012, of which “Where the Kids Are” is slated to appear on. Imagine an MGMT/Metric hybrid, where prog-pop melds with Erica’s siren-like sugary vocals and you have the essence of what Blondfire could be. And while their career’s been rather topsy-turvy so far, Erica’s says the song’s sentiment isn’t one of buzzkill. “The song’s about enjoying life and savoring the good times before they pass you by,” she says. “Unfortunately, the up and down experience is just life. If you talk to any band out there, they’re going to have some stories to tell. It all comes back to the love of writing, recording and performing that makes us happy … the fact that we get to do that for a living is pretty amazing.” If “Where the Kids Are” is any indication of what the future holds, we’re thinking the path’s a bright one now.Blondfire - Where the Kids Are