Clear antecedents to Antioch Arrow and the (relatively) pop alternative to the Locust, the Blood Brothers, from Olympia, WA play post-hardcore as if it were domestic violence: dishes smash and voices go hoarse with rage; somebody hide the kids. Co-vocalists Johnny Whitney and Jordan Blilie certainly aren't for those with sensitive ears — their screams could pierce chain mail — but standouts "Doctor! Doctor!" and "Rescue Me" do provide a few melodic moments (about three seconds of 'em, but it's something!). For those who like the noise, though, it doesn't get much finer.
By Andrew Parks on 06.26.14 in News
Head Wound City — the impromptu, short-lived hardcore band that brought together members of The Blood Brothers (Jordan Blilie, Cody Votolato), Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Nick Zinner) and Locust (Justin Pearson, Gabe Serbian) — hav...
By James Sullivan on 11.14.05 in Reviews
With titles such as "Rats and Rats and Rats for Candy" and "My First Kiss at the Public Execution," the Blood Brothers might as well have lived in the time of the Black Death. Life is a scream, quite literally, for these...
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