If Love Is A Gun, I’m Better off Dead

Vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Veronica Bianqui integrates the raw energy of garage rock with the passion of classic soul and R&B, and the pop sensibilities of 60s girl groups.

Recorded by Grammy Award winning engineer Mark Rains (Tanya Tucker, Death Valley Girls, Alice Bag), and co-produced by Bianqui and Matt Adams (The Blank Tapes, Sugar Candy Mountain), Bianqui’s long awaited debut album contains a collection of songs written over the past several years. These songs represent a previous version of herself, before profound external and internal changes had occurred in and around Bianqui’s world. This is why the album is more than just an album release – it is the release of a past life, of past struggles and pain, and old belief systems. If you look closely on the inner circle of the vinyl, there is a special inscription that encapsulates the whole feeling of what releasing this album and all Bianqui’s loss means.

This album is the stepping stone into womanhood, the closing of a long long chapter, and a time capsule of who and what used to be.

Perhaps it’s her background in musical theatre, jazz, classical, and even Indian classical music, or her mother’s propensity for blasting The Beatles and Joe Cocker around the house, but Bianqui’s tastes and influences cross a wide spectrum of sounds. In her live show, Bianqui and her band consisting of up to 10 members—reminiscent sometimes of a revue– combine classic showmanship with a heartfelt directness that keeps the music intimate.

Bianqui made a name for herself in the LA circuit, performing in bands that toured across the U.S. and Europe. She is a current member of 1960’s inspired folk/surf/psych rock outfit The Blank Tapes.

In the short amount of time that she has been releasing music, including a cassette single release of “Aah, Paris…” and “If Love’s A Gun, I’m Better Off Dead,” via Lolipop Records, she has managed to gain the attention of several respectable press outlets, such as Pick-Of-The-Week in LA Weekly, and One-To-Watch on Buzzbands.LA, and Grimy Goods. She has been featured on hypem.com, and frequently played on independent tastemaker stations like KCRW and KXLU.

Bianqui’s past gigs include a popular residency at Hollywood’s Harvard & Stone (bookers still say it was the most attended residency in their 6 year history), shared bills with Mikal Cronin, The Coathangers, Dead Sara, The Bolos (members of FIDLAR/Pangea/No Parents), Capital Cities, and more. She has self-booked multiple UK & European tours, and was hand-picked by bookers to play iconic Los Angeles venue The Echo’s 15 year anniversary party in December 2016. In light of this history behind her, it is easy to see why people are coming out in droves to see the young songstress live.

A team of four record labels joined their efforts to release Veronica Bianqui’s debut. This is a corelease between Almost Halloween Time Records, People In A Position To Know, Wallflower Records and Science Project Records.

Almost Halloween Time Records’ version is a limited edition of 50 copies. All covers are different, painted one by one by for you and only you.
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