Not sure how NYC-based rockers Bloody Your Hands have eluded me until this point, but their garage rock with a slice of power pop sound has me hooked.
Remember those Summers smoking your first cigarettes tooling around town with the windows down blasting Weezer’s Blue Album or Pixies’ Surfer Rosa? Update that feeling of freedom for the next impending heat wave in 2017 and plug in Bloody Your Hands’ sophomore LP, Monsters Never Die, which we’re happy to be premiering in full here today.
Full of riveting riffs and whip-smart hooks, Monsters Never Die is a brilliant step forward for the band consisting of Jameson Edwards (vocals, guitar), Henry Joseph (guitar, bass, vocals) and Mike Horaz (drums, vocals).
Edwards recently shared:
“The name comes from the Pixies’ song Cactus: ‘bloody your hands on a cactus tree, wipe it on your dress and send it to me’ I listened to that band a lot growing up – I think Frank Black and I both had the same obsession with Lou Reed. I love how differently they approached chord progressions – lots of ‘major where minor should be’ stuff. You can hear a little of that influence on songs like “Ypsilanti” and “Firecracker.”
Stream Bloody Your Hands’ Monsters Never Die below in full and be sure to catch them on July 28th at The Delancey.