Coming to fruition in 2011, South Carolina native, Dylan Dickerson started Dear Blanca, in which he named after his late grandmother. Citing a range from the Minutemen to Townes van Zandt as influences, Dickerson and company seamlessly conjoins the spastic energy of punk and the lull of Americana.
“Boulders,” the lead single from his latest record Pobrecito, translating to “poor thing,” (via Post-Echo), will breach the barricades to your soul and reminding you to dread about birthdays. Billowing with angst, the uneasy quiver in Dickerson’s singing voice is haunting especially with lines like “digging out graves in your hometown is just a part of getting older.“ With harmonies swooning all over, the soaring Dickerson’s tantalizing refrain only intensifies the woe riddled track. The ebb and flow of quiet to loud and vice versa with the instrumentation only accentuates the wavering tension.
And yes, that is Steven Anthony Lawrence, or Beans from Even Stevens freaking out about beans in the music video.