Trash Talk is doing it right. I’m amazed that these guys have never been called sellouts for associating with Odd Future, Vans, or any of their other corporate sponsors. Not that think they are sell outs, but you know, I assume kids get mad at anything. Or maybe the generation that does get mad at corproate sponsorship is too old to like Trash Talk. Young kids don’t care, they just want to get in for free.
And Trash Talk hears them, which is why they teamed up with herbal vaporizer manufacturer GPen to create a tour where every show will be all ages and require no money to get in. Here are the dates:
6/9 Tampa, FL 6/10 Miami, FL 6/12 Atlanta, GA 6/13 Richmond, VA 6/14 Baltimore, MD 6/15 Philadelphia, PA 6/17 Brooklyn, NY 6/18 Pittsburgh, PA 6/19 Columbus, OH 6/20 Detroit, MI 6/21 Chicago, IL 6/22 Iowa City, IA 6/23 Omaha, NE 6/24 Denver, CO 6/25 Salt Lake City, UT 6/27 Oakland, CA 6/28 Los Angeles, CA
Leftbrain and other special guests will be opening the shows. To get venue information and tickets you must RSVP on GPen’s website.

Trash Talk is doing it right. I’m amazed that these guys have never been called sellouts for associating with Odd Future, Vans, or any of their other corporate sponsors. Not that think they are sell outs, but you know, I assume kids get mad at anything. Or maybe the generation that does get mad at corproate sponsorship is too old to like Trash Talk. Young kids don’t care, they just want to get in for free.

And Trash Talk hears them, which is why they teamed up with herbal vaporizer manufacturer GPen to create a tour where every show will be all ages and require no money to get in. Here are the dates:

6/9 Tampa, FL
6/10 Miami, FL
6/12 Atlanta, GA
6/13 Richmond, VA
6/14 Baltimore, MD
6/15 Philadelphia, PA
6/17 Brooklyn, NY
6/18 Pittsburgh, PA
6/19 Columbus, OH
6/20 Detroit, MI
6/21 Chicago, IL
6/22 Iowa City, IA
6/23 Omaha, NE
6/24 Denver, CO
6/25 Salt Lake City, UT
6/27 Oakland, CA
6/28 Los Angeles, CA

Leftbrain and other special guests will be opening the shows. To get venue information and tickets you must RSVP on GPen’s website.

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Strap On Your White Belts, The Blood Brothers Have Returned: An Interview with Jordan Blilie
Having discovered The Blood Brothers late, in 2003, at twenty-eight years of age rather than fifteen, I feel I can speak of them without nostalgic gloss. I don’t love Blood Brothers because they were the soundtrack to my first piercing or that they happened to exist at the exact moment I failed to be invited to Prom.  If anything, being older than them I should begrudge them their success the same way I begrudge everyone else in the world theirs.
But I don’t. I love The Blood Brothers like cows love salt and writers love 285 Kent. I think they made some of the finest Rock & Roll songs of the aughts and I’ll threaten to fight you on the Internet and not back down till the very last second if you disagree. Their last few albums combined the propulsion of artsy hardcore and the bravado of straight up (or maybe sideways, by way of Mike Patton) glam. Tedious hardcore dudes (who used codes like “hipster” and “tight pants’ and “PC” to hint at what they really meant) and tedious indie dudes (who grouped them in with Hot Topic bands as though hating young people was enough to stave off death) hated them equally, tedious teeth set on edge by either the guitar squall, the rhythm section that gleefully veered from disco to blast-beats in an instant, or the high pitched vocals and lyrics that were one part Antioch Arrow and two parts Argento.
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noiseymusic:

Strap On Your White Belts, The Blood Brothers Have Returned: An Interview with Jordan Blilie

Having discovered The Blood Brothers late, in 2003, at twenty-eight years of age rather than fifteen, I feel I can speak of them without nostalgic gloss. I don’t love Blood Brothers because they were the soundtrack to my first piercing or that they happened to exist at the exact moment I failed to be invited to Prom.  If anything, being older than them I should begrudge them their success the same way I begrudge everyone else in the world theirs.

But I don’t. I love The Blood Brothers like cows love salt and writers love 285 Kent. I think they made some of the finest Rock & Roll songs of the aughts and I’ll threaten to fight you on the Internet and not back down till the very last second if you disagree. Their last few albums combined the propulsion of artsy hardcore and the bravado of straight up (or maybe sideways, by way of Mike Patton) glam. Tedious hardcore dudes (who used codes like “hipster” and “tight pants’ and “PC” to hint at what they really meant) and tedious indie dudes (who grouped them in with Hot Topic bands as though hating young people was enough to stave off death) hated them equally, tedious teeth set on edge by either the guitar squall, the rhythm section that gleefully veered from disco to blast-beats in an instant, or the high pitched vocals and lyrics that were one part Antioch Arrow and two parts Argento.

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The Blood Brothers reuniting, playing FYF Fest 

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.

The Blood Brothers reuniting, playing FYF Fest

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.