Posted in music | tour dates on May 16, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

Blood Brothers

The lineup was just announced for 2014's FYF Fest. It's pretty killer, but amongst all those great names was one especially exciting one: The Blood Brothers. They broke up back in 2007, a year after the release of their last album, Young Machetes, and haven't played shows since, but as the band confirmed on their new Twitter account, they're back. So far FYF is their only announced date, but fingers crossed that they add more, and hopefully some on the East Coast too!

The Seattle band formed in 1997 and put out five full lengths during their initial run (in addition to a couple EPs and various other tracks), including the now-classic 2003 LP, ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn. They made some of the most boundary-pushing experimental post-hardcore of the '00s, led by the distinct dual vocals of Jordan Blilie and Johnny Whitney, who could switch from the harsh screams of '90s screamo to the high-pitched yelps of their contemporaries in The Mars Volta, to the lower, creepier vocals of '80s punk. All of that while the rest of the band would be spastic, dissonant, and relentlessly heavy.

Since breaking up, members have gone on to join or contribute to Fleet Foxes, Cold Cave, Telekinesis, Jaguar Love, Past Lives, and more.

Get excited for the reunion by reliving some classic Blood Brothers moments, below...


The Blood Brothers - "Fucking's Greatest Hits"

The Blood Brothers - "USA Nails"

The Blood Brothers - "Kiss of the Octopus

The Blood Brothers - "Trash Flavored Trash" on Kimmel

The Blood Brothers - "Love Rhymes with Hideous Car Wreck" Official Video



Comments (19)


Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2014 2:58 PM

Make it stop!

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2014 4:11 PM

Never got to see these guys. I hope they tour.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2014 4:44 PM

I hope Spock haircuts make a return.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2014 5:22 PM

this band didn't make any "classic" albums unless you mean classically bad. they were terrible back then and they'll be terrible now. no thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2014 7:08 PM

Very excite

Posted by Harold Gnob | May 16, 2014 9:59 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2014 10:34 PM

suicides with minimal foresight?

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2014 11:07 PM

This music video is awesome and i am glad that they have come up with something cool and one of a kind.

Posted by Weathershield Reviews | May 17, 2014 11:25 PM

finally I can stop grieving over the lack of lighter-to-a-child's-balls hxc vocals. welcome back!

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2014 2:31 PM

god-awful "hardcore" version of Alvin & The Chipmunks

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2014 2:38 PM

blood bros are god. fuck you guys

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2014 3:17 PM

This place is always reporting on "reuniting." It may drive me away from here. Me and Kasabian can't take it anymore.

When are Burt and Loni reuniting?

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | May 19, 2014 3:44 PM

This band was literally ridiculed when they were together. Their fan base was comprised entirely of 15 years olds who didn't know any better. Embarrassing they're trying to make a go at it in 2014.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2014 5:26 PM

hey 5:26 - what music is worthy? What should we all listen to? Tell us! We need to know! I'm sick of crying in the darkness of musical ignorance. Why can't the tasteful people teach us how we are supposed to live, rather than ridicule us? We are like little kids needing recognition. We need your guidance! Please offer us your wisdom!

Posted by peppy long stocking | May 19, 2014 7:00 PM

Did Perfect Pussy inspire this?

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2014 7:32 PM

I'm so stoked. I never got to see them play and now they're on the lineup for FFF Fest! 2015 will be sick.

Posted by Rah Rah | May 20, 2014 12:12 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2014 6:40 PM

I am so stoked for this. I really hope they make it to the east coast. These guys rule.

Posted by Shawn | June 22, 2014 6:35 PM

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