Indie Rock


After splitting with his band the Test Icicles and then recording as Lightspeed Champion, singer/songwriter Devonte Hynes switched up styles again, and began making music under the pseudonym Blood Orange. For Hynes, a cult favorite who had also worked on the side as a songwriter for some popular artists (including Florence and the Machine, Theophilus London, and Solange Knowles) and as a fashion consultant for Jay-Z's Roccawear, Blood Orange seemed like his most streamlined project, with R&B grooves and atmospheric chillwave keyboards. The debut album Coastal Grooves was released in the summer of 2011 on Domino Records. ~ Jason Lymangrover, Rovi