AbsolutePunk.net
   Username
Password
 
AP.net Related News
Have a news tip? Submit news.

Weekly Nostalgia: The Blood Brothers

Posted by - 11:52 AM on 11/18/09
We all have those days. When the world is simply wearing us thin and we just want to go buck wild on it. While the law and common decency won't allow for such action, The Blood Brothers have managed to create a sound to release said frustration through. Formed in 1997 in Seattle, Washington, duel vocalist Jordan Billie and Johnny Whitney were low end-high end audible sirens backed by the the ferocious guitar work of Cody Votolato and the rhythmic groove of Morgan Henderson and Mark Gajadhar. After releasing two intense albums, the band released their breakthrough record, 2003's Burn Piano Island, Burn. A post-hardcore triumph in balancing choruses and building monuments that would come crashing down - top that to the Beach Boys inspired closer of "The Shame," and it stands as the fan favorite today. The band's follow-ups, 2004's Crimes and 2006's Young Machetes showed the band continuing to push their sound, finding ground in early post-punk ethics while holding their initial bite. Yesterday, Epitaph Records re-issued the final four albums due to the original labels going under. Good to know that the mayhem and creative backbone of the band will live on.
 
Displaying posts 1 - 15 of 136
11:54 AM on 11/18/09
#2
TerrancePryor
twitter.com/terrancepryor
Offline
User Info.
TerrancePryor's Avatar
"Ambulance vs Ambulance" is a nutty song.
11:57 AM on 11/18/09
#3
suppyguppy
Regular Member
Offline
User Info.
suppyguppy's Avatar
I could honestly just never get into this band. All my friends loved them.
11:57 AM on 11/18/09
#4
Cameronisonfire
I want my toast with butter and jam
Offline
User Info.
Cameronisonfire's Avatar
I am really bummed I never saw them.
Teen Heat.
11:58 AM on 11/18/09
#5
MusicTillIDie
Registered User
Offline
User Info.
MusicTillIDie's Avatar


That is all
11:58 AM on 11/18/09
#6
Greg.Kushlan
Ghostbusting makes me feel good
Offline
User Info.
Greg.Kushlan's Avatar
I used to like this band, but now they come off as awful.
12:00 PM on 11/18/09
#7
IWasHerHorse
Offline
User Info.
IWasHerHorse's Avatar
I hardly ever listen to this band anymore, but Burn Piano Island Burn and Crimes were really great albums.
12:02 PM on 11/18/09
#8
Holly HoX!
*
Offline
User Info.
Holly HoX!'s Avatar
saw them a few times...fuckin' epic!

"This party's dyin' so Guitarmy!!!"
12:06 PM on 11/18/09
#9
jonisthenewblac
Regular Member
Offline
User Info.
jonisthenewblac's Avatar
they are the definition of "live show"
12:07 PM on 11/18/09
ThisIsNotDan
.
Offline
User Info.
ThisIsNotDan's Avatar
band is so fucking overrated in the scene. vocals are terrible
12:08 PM on 11/18/09
Eric_Courtney
_
Offline
User Info.
Eric_Courtney's Avatar
epic.
12:08 PM on 11/18/09
I am Mick
http://www.worncolors.bandcamp.c om
Offline
User Info.
I am Mick's Avatar
Burn Piano Island was my fucking jam
12:08 PM on 11/18/09
March_Faster!!
まくどなるどなしじゃいきられない。
Offline
User Info.
March_Faster!!'s Avatar
they are the definition of "live show"
You couldn't be more correct. I had the pleasure of seeing them live and it was beyond memorable. I love them and their solid discography of music.
12:12 PM on 11/18/09
ari telescope
kitties
Offline
User Info.
ari telescope's Avatar
You couldn't be more correct. I had the pleasure of seeing them live and it was beyond memorable. I love them and their solid discography of music.

Agree. I had some pretty epic pictures of the live shows that I lost long ago on an hold hard drive, and I hate that they can't be retrieved.


I remember right before they broke up, they had JUST announced new shows for a tour that was like more than 6 months away, and I was SO pumped on it already, like crazy-hyped. Then the rumors started, and I didn't want to believe it.

I really, really wish they'd have a reunion show down here. The Glasshouse misses them. Sadface.
12:16 PM on 11/18/09
amorning_ofsleep
Drink 23 more
Offline
User Info.
amorning_ofsleep's Avatar
I'm sooo glad I got into these guys. I constantly throw on "Trash Flavored Trash" to drive my friends crazy when I'm driving around.

NEWS, MUSIC & MORE
Search News
Release Dates
Exclusives
Best New Music
Articles
CONNECT
Submit News
Forums
Contests
Mobile Version
AP.net Logos
HIDDEN TREASURES
AbsolutePunk Podcast
Free Music
Sports Forum
Technology Forum
Recommendations
INFORMATION
Advertising
Contact Us
Copyright Policy
Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
FOLLOW
Twitter | Facebook | RSS
AP.net Podcast on iTunes
UnderTheGun
Purevolume
Chorus.fm | @jason_tate