Bleeding Rainbow Focus on Vocals for 'Oblivion' – Song Premiere

Philly rockers find inspiration in the Everly Brothers

Bleeding Rainbow
Sarah Everton
March 27, 2013 9:00 AM ET

Bleeding Rainbow rock hard, stuffing their tracks with aggressive chords, pounding drums and exploding layers of fuzz. But on "Oblivion," the Philly rockers shift their focus to their vocals, stacking harmonies upon harmonies for an even poppier take on their scorching tunes.

"We recorded Oblivion during the first of three recording sessions for our album Yeah Right," bassist and singer Sarah Everton tells Rolling Stone. "We wanted to take our harmonies to the extreme – we were listening to a lot of Everly Brothers at the time – and as a way to create tension that's broken by the pop chorus dropping in."

"Oblivion" will be available as a digital single, and Bleeding Rainbow's latest album, Yeah Right, is out now.

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