Enigmatic hardcore act, The Blood Brothers have broken up.
Check out the new featured bands on the front page of the site. This week is a pretty big week for new releases so be sure to check back in daily for a bunch of updates. Also new photos of The Blood Brothers have been posted on the photos page.
When I was first introduced to The Blood Brothers, I detested the band with a passion never seen before. It was a bunch of noise and high pitch screaming, which strongly resembled a seven year old girl getting murdered. Years passed and whenever Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”The Blood BrothersÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? was mentioned, I would just shun the name away, as if they were the smelly kid in your class that no one wanted to acknowledge existed. Their newest released Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Young MachetesÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? was gaining a lot of hype and I began getting tempted. I was clearly aware of my opinion about the band beforehand, but I still felt drawn to give them a second chance. I listen to a couple new songs of the record and the world was inverted and I was hanging by my ankles. I was instantly hooked to The Blood Brothers, like they were a piece of art that was drawn by an ape and I was the environmentalist that saw the real beauty of the masterpiece.
One thing that must be understood about The Blood Brothers is that they are one of those bands that people either love them with great devotion or hate them with a strong passion. The Blood Brothers do not sound like anything ever heard before in this music industry. They have catchy beats, high pitch singing, destructive screaming, melodic keyboards, and a hundred other instruments that they incorporate in their unique sound. Each instrument has their own purpose and distinction in each song, but what stands out about this band is the vocals. You can strip the music away and only leave the vocals and still have a great song with enough catchiness to drive your foot to some heavy tapping.
Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Young MachetesÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? starts off with the lines Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Fire, Fire, FireÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? being yelled without any musical background, then itÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s quickly interrupted with a repetitive guitar riff. Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Set Fire to the Face on FireÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? is a great song to start the record off. It incorporates everything The Blood Brothers have to offer and prepares the listener for a record filled with twists and turns.
The next song to follow on the record is by far one of the best on the record, entitled Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”We Ride Skeletal LightningÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?. This song has an eerie feel to it, yet at the same time, itÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s catchy and will leave you singing along. The song slows down, it speeds up, and it will leave you feeling like you are on a rollercoaster with a final drop that aims straight into the ground.
Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Laser LifeÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? starts off with a catchy, early 90Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s keyboard beat. There is a repetition of the line Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Oh, Team MachineÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? seen throughout the song. The chorus is extremely catchy and will stick in your head for the rest of the song. Near the end of the song, everything speeds up like you are tripping on some drug and everything is passing by is a blur and you just stand there, watching everything and taking it all in.
Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Camouflage, CamouflageÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? starts of by a series of questions and answers regarding a female named Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”AliceÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?, in which the questions are screamed and the answers are sung but in a quick manner. The beginning of the song is rather upbeat and fast paced, but once the song hits 2 minutes and 4 seconds, the song slows down and itÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s the first intermission from The Blood BrothersÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ face paced masterpiece. ItÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s slow, relaxing, and shows the listener that with The Blood Brothers, there are no limitations.
I could easily break down the rest of the songs and attempt to write a summary that will give you a feel of this record. I could easily put words together in the best form I can and manipulate your sense to think that you know how this record sounds. But I wonÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t. I wonÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t because this is one of those record that the essence of the record is indescribable. The only way for you to experience Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Young MachetesÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? is to listen to it for yourself and listen to each beat, each guitar string strung, each keyboard pressed, each vocal vibration.
The Blood BrothersÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Young MachetesÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? will quickly surpass any expectation youÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ve had and it will even quicker, shatter whatever opinion you had of this band. The record is a masterpiece and after listening to it several times, you will find yourself noticing things that you havenÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t before. The lyrics of this record are another story. They are extremely different than anything youÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ve read before, and they will leave you thinking for hours on what the hell they mean. The band members of The Blood Brothers have repetitively stated that the lyrics are up for the listener to interrupt, so start interrupting and start inferring your own meanings because there are no limitations on the context.
Buy this record and pop it into your CD player and pray to (insert religious figure here) that it doesnÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t destroy your neatly, expensive CD player. Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Young MachetesÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? is something new and will leave you in a state of mind that is similar to the first time you broke the law or did something illegal. You feel like someone new, you feel different. You realize what youÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ve done and you probably shouldnÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t like it but you do. You love it and you canÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t get enough of it and you want more it in the quickest amount of time. Your addicted and the addiction is eating you away but it feels so damn good.
The Blood Brothers is the killer in the horror movie that you hate so much, but then you start realizing that you he isnÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t so bad after all. The Blood Brothers is the ape and you are the environmentalist. They are the mentally disabled child and you are the only one that understands them and cares about them. The Blood Brothers is the band that will revolutionize music and you are the paranoid, yet intrigue listener that has been targeted by the revolution.
1. Set Fire To The Face On Fire
2. We Ride Skeletal Lightning
3. Laser Life
4. Camouflage, Camouflage
5. You’re The Dream Unicorn!
6. Vital Beach
7. Spit Shine Your Black Clouds
8. 1, 2, 3, 4, Guitars
9. Lift The Veil, Kiss The Tank
10. Nausea Shreds Yr Head
11. Rat Rider
12. Johnny Ripper
13. Huge Gold AK-47
14. Street Wars/Exotic Foxholes
15. Giant Swan
Here are some albums that will be in stores tomorrow.
I Am Ghost – Lover’s Requiem
The Blood Brothers – Young Machetes
Senses Fail – Still Searching
Cobra Starship – While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets
A Static Lullaby – A Static Lullaby
Rx Bandtis – …And The Battle Begun
These Arms Are Snakes – Easter
Cold War Kids – Robbers And Cowards
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The Blood Brothers have lined up a series of In Store performances in celebration of their new album ,Young Machetes, which will be released on Oct. 10 through V2 Records. The record is available for pre-order here. The pre-order will include a special Blood Brothers Gift pack.
In Store Performances
Oct 10 Amoeba Records Los Angeles, CA
Oct 11 Amoeba Records San Francisco, CA
Oct 15 Vintage Vinyl Fords, NJ
Oct 16 Looney Tunes West Babylon, NY
Oct 18 Newbury Comics Boston , MA
The Blood BrotherÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s have posted an e-card with a full album stream for Young Machetes which will be in stores Oct. 10 on V2 Records. You can pre-order the album from the bandÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s merch direct page to receive a special Blood BrotherÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s gift pack. The band is about to embark on a lengthy tour with And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead. They will also be playing two dates in LA with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
w/ Yeah Yeah YeahÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s
OCT 1/LOS ANGELES, CA / PALLADIUM
OCT 2/LOS ANGELES, CA / PALLADIUM
w/Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã‚¦Trail of Dead
OCT 27/FRI DENVER,CO / GOTHIC THEATRE
OCT 28/SAT LAWRENCE, KS / GRANADA THEATRE
OCT 29/SUN ST. LOUIS,MO / WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
OCT 31/TUE CHICAGO, IL / HOUSE OF BLUES
NOV 01/WED MINNEAPOLIS, MN / THE QUEST
NOV 02/THU MILWAUKEE,WI / THE EAGLES CLUB
NOV 03/FRI COLUMBUS, OH / NEWPORT MUSIC HALL
NOV 04/SAT DETROIT, MI / THE MAJESTIC THEATRE
NOV 05/SUN TORONTO,ON / PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE
NOV 06/MON MONTREAL, QU / LA TULIPE
NOV 08/WED BOSTON,MA / AVALON BALLROOM
NOV 09/THU PHILADELPHIA, PA / TROCADERO
NOV 11/SAT NEW YORK, NY / IRVING PLAZA
NOV 14/TUE WASHINGTON, DC / 9:30 CLUB
NOV 15/WED CHARLOTTE, NC / TREMONT MUSIC HALL
NOV 16/THU ATLANTA,GA / THE MASQUERADE
NOV 17/FRI ORLANDO, FL / THE CLUB AT FIRESTONE
NOV 18/SAT ST. PETERSBURG, FL / JANNUS LANDING
NOV 20/MON NEW ORLEANS, LA / HOUSE OF BLUES
NOV 21/TUE HOUSTON, TX / WHAREHOUSE LIVE
NOV 22/WED AUSTIN, TX / EMO’S
NOV 24/FRI DALLAS, TX / GRANADA THEATER
NOV 25/SAT LUBBOCK, TX / JAKE’S BACKROOM
NOV 27/MON PHOENIX, AZ / MARQUEES THEATRE
NOV 28/TUE LAS VEGAS, NV / HOUSE OF BLUES
NOV 29/WED SAN DEIGO,CA / HOUSE OF BLUES
NOV 30/THU LOS ANGELES, CA / HENRY FONDA THEATRE
DEC 01/FRI LOS ANGELES, CA / HENRY FONDA THEATRE
DEC 02/SAT POMONA, CA / THE GLASSHOUSE
DEC 03/SUN SACRAMENTO, CA / EMPIRE
DEC 05/TUE SAN FRANCISCO, CA / THE FILLMORE
DEC 06/WED PORTLAND, OR / CRYSTAL BALLROOM
DEC 07/THU SEATTLE,WA / THE SHOWBOX
DEC 09/SAT VICTORIA, BC / SUGAR NIGHTCLUB
DEC 10/SUN VANCOUVER, BC / CROATIAN CULTURAL CENTER
DEC 11/MON CALGARY, ALB / MACEWAN BALLROOM