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Also known as  Astaire
Years active  2004–present
Active from  2004
Origin  New York City
Website  blondfire.com
Record label  Warner Bros. Records
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Labels  Warner Bros., Primary Wave, WAX LTD
Associated acts  Avicii, Ivy, Freedom Fry, Arty
Albums  Young Heart, My Someday, Remixed Remodelled
Members  Erica Driscoll, Bruce Driscoll
Genres  Indie pop, Electronica, Alternative rock, Dance music
Similar  Arty, Paris Blohm, Avicii, Wally Gagel, Freedom Fry

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Blondfire is an American indie pop band from Los Angeles, California, United States. It started as a duo of brother and sister Bruce and Erica Driscoll, under the name Astaire, and in 2015 has been a solo act with Erica Driscoll.


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Erica Driscoll was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States to an American father and a Brazilian mother. She spent many summers in northern Brazil, and is a citizen of both countries. Erica and her brother and founding member Bruce Driscoll cite Antonio Carlos Jobim, Caetano Veloso, and Astrud Gilberto as musicians that they listened to often while growing up. In high school, Erica and her older sister Monica formed the band Nectar, along with Arland Nicewander, Ryan Butts, and Jason Drost. The band eschewed classes to tour nationally.


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Erica and Bruce formed Astaire and toured locally behind songs recorded in the basement of their parents' home. During this time, the siblings were featured in many music and fashion publications, such as z!nk, America, YRB, College Music Journal, and Entertainment Weekly. The Driscolls relocated to New York City and recorded "Weightless" with Ivy's Andy Chase. They released their first EP, Don't Whisper Lies, on their own record label, Wax Divine.

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The EP's single, "L-L-Love" became an iTunes Free Single of the Week and the band embarked on a national tour with Ivy, Robbers on High Street, and Stars.

Change to Blondfire, My Someday

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In the middle of the tour, the Driscolls were contacted by the representatives of the estate of Fred Astaire, asking the band to stop using the name immediately. Facing expensive legal fees, the siblings changed the band's name to Blondfire. They announced the name change with the release of a new iTunes-exclusive acoustic live EP. It featured "L-L-Love" and three new songs, "Paper Doll", "Running Back", and "Fade to Pale".

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In October 2006, Blondfire signed a record deal with EMI Records UK. Their debut album, My Someday, was released in 2008. Among the people thanked in the album liner notes was Fred Astaire. In a May 2008 interview, Bruce Driscoll stated that the band had parted ways with the label.

Young Heart

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In November 2011, Blondfire released the single and accompanying video for "Where The Kids Are" to much critical acclaim. In August 2012, Blondfire signed with Warner Bros. Records and Primary Wave Music.

In February 2013, Blondfire released a new music video for their song "Where the Kids Are". The track is also featured heavily in the 2012 Honda Civic television spots.

Blondfire's second album Young Heart was released on February 11, 2014. It produced two singles, "Where the Kids Are" and "Waves."

Split, True Confessions

In 2015, Bruce left the band as a full-time member to focus on his band Freedom Fry. He continues to collaborate with Erica as a songwriter and on other creative projects.

Live show

Blondfire's live lineup consists of Erica singing and playing guitar backed by a group of hand-picked musicians.


  • My Someday (2008, Tender Tender Rush)
  • Young Heart (2014, Tender Tender Rush)
  • True Confessions EP (2016, WAX LTD)
  • Singles

  • "Don't Whisper Lies" (2004, Tender Tender Rush)
  • "Pretty Young Thing" (2008, Tender Tender Rush)
  • "Where The Kids Are" (2011, Tender Tender Rush)
  • "Waves" (2013, Tender Tender Rush)
  • "Young Heart" (2014, Tender Tender Rush)
  • "Pleasure" (2015, Tender Tender Rush)
  • "True Confessions" (2016, WAX LTD)
  • Other appearances

  • "Liar Liar", from the album True (2013) by Avicii
  • "Glorious", from the album Glorious (2015) by Arty
  • "Something About You", from the album Something About You (2016) by Paris Blohm
  • Songs

    Where the Kids AreYoung Heart · 2014
    Walking With GiantsYoung Heart · 2014
    Dear in Your HeadlightsYoung Heart · 2014


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