The Blood Brothers are headed out for a tour this July. and plan to debut material from their upcoming record Crimes.
"The new songs are more melodic," explained vocalist Blilie. "They're more rhythmically driven with bass and drum taking more of a center stage. On the last record, we placed so much emphasis on the technical side of what we were playing, we'd get bogged down and over think every song. When we played the songs live, we'd have to concentrate on the technical side of playing parts which didn't allow for spontaneity. Since playing live is what we all like best about being in this band, we agreed to get back to writing songs where we were `feeling' things out as opposed to `thinking' things out. Playing live is a lot more fun now."
"'Crimes' has a warmer feeling to it," added guitarist Votolato. "It's more spacious, there's more finesse and grooves to the music. It's still crazy, but not as constricted as `Piano.'"
|July 2||Triple Rock||Minneapolis, MN|
|July 3||Gabe's Oasis||Iowa City, IA|
|July 4||The Bottom Lounge||Chicago, IL|
|July 5||Alvin's||Detroit, MI|
|July 6||The Rockit||Toronto, ONT|
|July 7||El Salon||Montreal, QUE|
|July 8||Middle East||Cambridge, MA|
|July 9||The Living Room||Providence, RI|
|July 10||Northsix||Brooklyn, NY|
|July 11||First Unitarian Church||Philadelphia, PA|
|July 12||The Ottobar||Baltimore, MD|
|July 13||Grog Shop||Cleveland Heights, OH|
|July 14||Little Brother's||Columbus, OH|
|July 15||Keswick Democratic Club||Louisville, KY|
|July 16||Creep Crawl||St. Louis, MO|
|July 17||The Bottleneck||Lawrence, KS|
|July 18||Bluebird Theatre||Denver, CO|
|July 19||Kilby Court||Salt Lake City, UT|
|July 22||Meow Meow||Portland, OR|
|July 25||The Capitol Hill Block Party||Seattle, WA|