Friday, November 09, 2007

Blood Brothers Break Up



Download: Blood Brothers - "Laser Life"

Jon and I played a little bit of hot potato with this post yesterday. Actually, it could better be described as me throwing the hot potato at him in the vain hope that he'd catch it. But he didn't (ed - I suck at catch), so here goes: The Blood Brothers broke up. They'd been dogged by rumors on the topic for quite a while, even going so far as to issue a statement about two weeks back saying that while the future was uncertain, they were together for the time being.

And then this turned up on MySpace:
Dear Friends,

After 10 years of making music as The Blood Brothers, we have made the collective decision that our time together has come to an end. We feel extremely fortunate to have spent such a deeply memorable and amazing part of our lives with each other. At this point, however, we feel it's best that our futures move forward on separate paths. We'd like to express our sincerest thanks and gratitude to all the bands we've played with, individuals who have helped us make our records, and fans who have come to our shows and picked up our music throughout the years. Your friendship, support and love hold such a profoundly special place in each of our hearts. We hope that the memories you attach to our music are as fond as those you have given us. Thank you and take care, we'll miss all of you.

Love,
The Blood Brothers


I was never much of a fan of the Blood Brothers, but I can recognize their influence and see how much they meant to their loyal fanbase, and I appreciate the fact that they certainly were somethin' else. The band's MySpace, complete with break up letter, is here.

Below is the incredibly cute video for "Set Fire to the Face On Fire."



(April Wright)

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