Local Wire

The Blood Brothers

It seems like everything written about the Blood Brothers includes the phrase "disaffected youth." The general context is that the band's songs speak to jaded youngsters and give the kiddies something relatable to grasp onto. That's lame. The last time youth were accurately depicted as disaffected was when flannel dominated wardrobes in the early '90s. Parents may not get the screeching vocals, but the band is speaking more to the artistic crowd than to the apathetic. What the Blood Brothers do is offer a blend of raw emotion and forward-thinking social commentary set to a backdrop of art-damaged indie rock. It's something the mainstream will probably never understand, but the Blood Brothers aren't about to offer an explanation. Mostly, they just want to knock you over with some danceable screamo tunes.
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Chelsea Mueller
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