The Skinny: Los Angeles based alternative rock band, The Black String Theory recently announced the release of their debut EP. The self-titled album was produced and recorded by the band’s vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Scott van Dort while mixing was handled by Grammy Award winning engineer, Chris Testa (Jimmy Eat World, Switchfoot, Mat Kearney) at Lucile Street Studios, Los Angeles CA. The EP was mastered by Tim Young (Editors, The Clash, Bat For Lashes, The Kooks) at Metropolis Studios in London, UK.
The Black String Theory is a welcome addition to a “Brit-Rock” inspired scene currently enjoying resurgence in the States. The recent U.S. success of UK outfits (Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Florence and The Machine etc.) have influenced American versions of the genre, however The Black String Theory is not a tribute band, nor imitator; they too have foreign credentials.
Before moving to Los Angeles, Swiss born Baldanza lived in Italy, Switzerland and the UK while Australian-born van Dort has called Australia, Holland, Canada and the UK home. Van Dort notes; “There’s definitely a nomadic side to us. I’ve always been on a quest to find myself, find my home and trying to outrun ‘normal life’ at the same time trying to find my voice and my own sound. We feel we’ve finally found something we can call our own.” [ END ]