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 2Triple RockMinneapolis, MN
July 3Gabe's OasisIowa City, IA
July 4The Bottom LoungeChicago, IL
July 5Alvin's Detroit, MI
July 6The RockitToronto, ONT
July 7El SalonMontreal, QUE
July 8Middle EastCambridge, MA
July 9The Living RoomProvidence, RI
July 10NorthsixBrooklyn, NY
July 11First Unitarian ChurchPhiladelphia, PA
July 12The OttobarBaltimore, MD
July 13Grog ShopCleveland Heights, OH
July 14Little Brother'sColumbus, OH
July 15Keswick Democratic ClubLouisville, KY
July 16Creep CrawlSt. Louis, MO
July 17The BottleneckLawrence, KS
July 18Bluebird TheatreDenver, CO
July 19Kilby CourtSalt Lake City, UT
July 22Meow MeowPortland, OR
July 25The Capitol Hill Block PartySeattle, WA