Thursday, December 04, 2008

2008 Top-20 Countdown - No.17

From Bubblegum to Sky - A Soft Kill

Mario Ishii Hernandez is the man behind From Bubblegum to Sky, an indie pop one-man group that released their first album, Me And Amy And The Two French Boys in 2000. He was born in El Paso but was raised in Japan. As a result, he is heavily infuenced by Japanes pop. Back in the USA, he formed the Teeny Records group, which then morphed into Teeny Hi Fi and later became Ciao Bella, whose 1997 LP "1" was praised by critics, especially the retro-pop fans. When the group split soon afterwards, Mario began recording as FBTS. His music is pure and simple pop, combined with very dark and bitter lyrics (which he himself described as "shallow and hateful"). His latest release is brilliant pop tunes, which make one want to stand up and dance, until noticing the lyrics. Be sure to give him a listen, you will not regret it. 


  1. Το είχα ξεχάσει αυτό (αν και μου το είχαν στείλει ως promo)..καλό όντως..

  2. Oh yes... ελπίζω να προλάβω να το παραγγείλω με το μπλουζάκι!