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Don't Sleep On: The Black Box Revelation

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It has been said by our own Scott Mullins that all good music seems to come from Canada or Sweden, but Belgium might have something to say on that. Introducing The Black Box Revelation out of Brussels, Belgium. Take everything you like about the White Stripes, Jet, The Strokes, and The Stooges, and add a bit more raw soul, and you have The Black Box Revelation. The Black Box Reveleation is duo which I find it hard to believe with the intense sound from their music. They are basically rock stars in Beligum and only time will tell if their sound will cross the pond stateside. (spotted at Nialler)

THE BLACK BOX REVELATION are a totally “fresh” rock-sensation indeed, but duo Jan (songs, guitars & voice) & Dries (drums) are “old souls” too, with roots in the blues and the sixties. The two friends from Brussels started playing together as “The Mighty Generators” when they were only 12 and 14 years old, kicked out their bass player, became The Black Box Revelation and soon arrived second in Belgium’s influential “Rock Rally” contest in 2006..Jan & Dries then started recording their debut-album “Set Your Head On Fire”, produced by Triggerfinger drummer Mario Goossens, mixed in LA by Greg Gordon (Wolfmother, Jet, Soulwax) and mastered in NYC by Fred Kevorkian (Iggy Pop, U2, White Stripes).

Here is a little sample, and let me know what you think.

The Black Box Revelation - "I Think I Like You"

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Video:The Black Box Revelation - Never Alone/Always Together

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Video:The Black Box Revelation - I Think I Like You

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