Bloomsday ‘Bloomsday’ ep (1997)

by CultureOfNone on March 10, 2010

I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of positive response to my recent post praising the Bloomsday full-length CD ‘The Day The Colors Died‘.  The band apparently not only has a lasting legacy of enthusiastic fans – but they’ve managed the feat with only two releases.

Their second and final recording is this self-titled five song disc on Velvet Blue Music.   After a good deal of web scouring, I was able to find it shared as a .zip file via – however actually buying the durned thing proves rather tricky.

Firstly, there’s other bands called “bloomsday” …or variations thereof.  Secondly, the label’s website offers the disc for purchase, but it is well hidden and not very searchable (just try Googling “bloomsday ep order”).  There’s similarly an Amazon listing which provides the…um… label name (?) as the “artist” which renders the purchase effort a precarious and obtuse pursuit for fans.

I’m providing the above links as evidence of my elaborate research, with the requisite encouragement for you to do the right thing and order the disc – but in the meantime:  “WOW! this ep is awesome!”

  1. Blush
  2. Television
  3. Tuesday to Thursday
  4. Girl With A Black Dress
  5. Suddenly June

Bloomsday ep


1 Ed G May 17, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Thanks for all the info! I heard “Blush” and “Tuesday to Thursday” on a local radio station over a decade ago, and have been trying to get more info since. Now I can finally fill the empty slot next to “The Day the Colors Died.”

2 gully May 18, 2011 at 5:01 am

The “Cannon EP”, as it is often referred to, is hands-down my favorite album from the late 1990s. It’s hopeful and sad all at once, and altogether simple and complex. It’s just beautiful. My wife even walked down the aisle to “Television” at our wedding. It was just perfectly beautiful. I had the privilege of seeing Bloomsday perform in 1996 at a church in NW Ohio, and they were simply a great band and a trio of really nice guys. I’m also torn about feeling bad that they broke up soon after: Sure, they were a brilliant band with a great soulful sound; but, dude, after “Cannon” there’s really no place to go but down. So, IMHO, they went out on top, and this EP is a magnum opus for sure. Wherever they are, and whatever they’re doing…Thank you, Bloomsday, for such a great EP, and may God bless you!

3 Mischa Willett December 5, 2011 at 5:34 am

Nice work! I remember having to send away for this by post, after having seen it in the VBM catalog page at the back of a music magazine. It seems a popular position, but it became my favorite record of the late 90’s as well. Absolutely stunning!

4 ed July 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Every now and then I search for old rarities… One I’ve been looking for forever now is some songs recorded by Bloomsday that never came to light… They were supposed to release an EP after The Day the Colors Died on Brainstorm Records but it never happened. I heard a clip of one song and I’ve been hunting for it ever since as it did not make an appearance on this Velvet Blue EP. So, if anyone out there has any ideas what I am talking about and would be willing to share, please let me know… Thanks!

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