Mixing elements of classic post-punk, brighter synth pop, and 21st century indie rock, Blonder is the project of Long Island native Constantine Anastasakis.
The New Yorker set about teaching himself guitar and Ableton only after college, and started churning out songs while recovering from a subsequent bicycle accident. Working with production help from Aaron Maine (Porches
) and Waylon Rector (Talk in Tongues
), among others, he released the singles "Lean" and "Talk to Me" in 2016, with "In and Out" following in April 2017. Inspired by an ill-fated romance, all three songs appeared on Blonder's debut EP, $5, released that June with 300 Entertainment
. Meanwhile, he toured the U.S. and Canada with a backing band that included members of Guards
. ~ Marcy Donelson, Rovi