the blood brothers

See experimental punks Pleasure Venom bring the fury in outdoor session
See experimental punks Pleasure Venom bring the fury in outdoor session
Pleasure Venom hail from Austin, Texas, with social and sonic attitude to burn. Fronted by vocalist Audrey Campbell, the quartet have created a fascinating amalgam of hard-rock riffing and jagged treble attacks. Those sharp edges are capable of puncturing anybody’s jaded sensibilities or preconceived notions of what constitutes “heavy.”  In th...
Blood Brothers guitarist JR Slayer teams up with Warpaint singer—listen
Blood Brothers guitarist JR Slayer teams up with Warpaint singer—listen
Music fans may remember Cody Votolato as the firebrand guitarist whose contributions to such maniacal post-everything bands as the Blood Brothers and Head Wound City pushed the realm of hardcore a couple of parsecs into the future. Having returned to his nom de plume JR Slayer,  he’s back stirring up some emotions—without a stack of amps. On “I’ll Nev...
10 Bands We Wish Never Broke Up
Oh, the bags of Cool Ranch Doritos we’ve gone through in the name of heartache! Oh, the sweet, sweet vinyl we’ve worn into ridgeless plates! Oh, the merch we wore all at once as an act of sartorial protest! There is a special place in the Heartbreak Hotel for those suffering in the wake of a breakup—a band breakup, that is. Here are 10 groups we...
Members of Blood Brothers, the Locust and YYYs return to Head Wound City—but not The Voice
After 10 years and a mere handful of gigs, the bright lights are once again shining in Head Wound City. The ambi-directional vehicle of former Blood Brothers members Jordan Blilie (vocals) and Cody Votolato (guitar), Justin Pearson and Gabe Serbian (the original rhythm section of the Locust and Retox) and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner have reconvened for maximum noise and visceral carnage.
Watch the Blood Brothers perform “Ambulance Vs. Ambulance” and “Crimes” at FYF Fest
Watch the Blood Brothers perform “Ambulance Vs. Ambulance” and “Crimes” at FYF Fest
Over the weekend, the Blood Brothers performed their second of five currently scheduled reunion shows at FYF Fest. Footage of the band performing their songs, "Ambulance Vs. Ambulance," and "Crimes," have surfaced online. Watch them below, and check out a full set list as well. The ban ...
The Blood Brothers’ Jordan Blilie and Johnny Whitney on the records that shaped them
The Blood Brothers’ Jordan Blilie and Johnny Whitney on the records that shaped them
Over the course of 10 years, five albums and unfathomable odometer abuse, the Blood Brothers brought a much-needed vibrancy to America’s punk, hardcore and indie-rock scenes. Vocalists Jordan Blilie and Johnny Whitney were shrieking jet turbines in human form, ably powered by guitarist Cody Votolato, bassist/synth op Morgan Henderson and drummer Mark Gajadhar. The ...
10 Classic Records (still in print) that Any Self-Respecting Vinyl Collector Must Own
10 Classic Records (still in print) that Any Self-Respecting Vinyl Collector Must Own
We hope that 2014 is going to be the year you stop settling for compressed-to-hell MP3s and start collecting vinyl albums. Records sound vastly superior when compared against those compressed MP3s you got for free. They have great artwork, lyric sheets (usually) and extensive notes about the music, as well as voluminous “thank you” lists where you might discover your next favorite band. Now we ...
The Venetia Fair announce cover EP, ‘The Venetia Fair…Basically Just Does Karaoke’
The Venetia Fair announce cover EP, ‘The Venetia Fair…Basically Just Does Karaoke’
The Venetia Fair have announced that they will release The Venetia Fair...Basically Just Does Karaoke, a covers EP comprising their takes on six songs ranging from Green Day to Queen, via digital retailers on December 24.  The songs for the EP (tracklisting below) were chosen by the six $200+ backers of the band's Kickstarter campaign for their latest album, Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We've Go
Perfect Legacy: 7 bands we hope belong to history
Perfect Legacy: 7 bands we hope belong to history
Going out on top is an art mastered by a wise few artists who leave in their wake not 10 years of novelty albums, but explosions and the ashes of their contemporaries. Here are seven artists who knew that giving up a great thing is sometimes the best thing to do to keep it great forever… CONTRIBUTORS: Scott Heisel Brittany Moseley Jason Pettigrew Cassie Whitt   AMERICAN FOOTBALL They were onl
Cherish The Reset Button: Wes Eisold introduces new Cold Cave lineup
“You’ll have to excuse me,” begins Wes Eisold. “I totally trashed my voice, and I think I may have a small concussion.” The Cold Cave leader—now based in Los Angeles after leaving New York City—returned from Oakland, California, where he played a show with the legendary American Nightmare, and was trying to convalesce after shearing his throat lining. At that Bay Area date, the singer collid... Re
Kickstart My Art: AP’s Weekly Kickstarter Roundup
Kickstart My Art: AP’s Weekly Kickstarter Roundup
Whether it's recording an album, pressing it on vinyl or trying to get on the road, sometimes even your favorite bands need a helping hand to see their vision come to life. We present to you KICKSTART MY ART, AP's weekly roundup of Kickstarter (and similarly crowd-funded) projects created by bands and labels you love who are asking you to love them just a few dollars more. BAND: ...