Alternative Press
Jason Pettigrew

Young Machetes
The Blood Brothers
[October 2006] [Deluxe 2xLP]
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[2005] [LP/LP Limited Edition]
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The Blood Brothers
[2003] [7-inch]
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[2003] [LP/Screen Printed 2xLP LTD]
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[2000] [CD]


The Blood Brothers

Young Machetes

Release Date: October 2006
Format: Deluxe 2xLP

Price: $22.00/$25.00 180 Gram

In the waning spring days of 2006, The Blood Brothers converged on Seattle’s Robert Lang Studios to record Young Machetes, the follow up to their 2004 album Crimes. Once again the band teamed with Crimes producer, John Goodmanson and, in addition, enlisted Guy Picciotto (Fugazi/Rites Of Spring) and together the two inspired a renewed energy and confidence in the band. “John and Guy helped us believe in our first instincts,” says Morgan, as evidenced on the rousing “Spit Shine Your Black Clouds.” What begins as a sly shake across a quicksand dance floor, hungry for hearts of glass, deftly segues into a sour ballad-esque passage propelled by Johnny’s baroque howl.

Lyrically, Young Machetes remains firmly rooted in the surreal consciousness, rage and oblique politics The Blood Brothers have always embraced. It also reveals a new, once-bitten wisdom. “I thought the collective dissent of our generation would bring about positive change,” says Jordan of the election year climate that inspired Crimes and its direct commentary. “When that didn’t happen I felt like the bottom had fallen out.” Still, Jordan and the band stay positive, motivated by the idea of the ‘personal as political.’ “It comes down to your dollars and cents - who and what you choose to support.” It also means music is a microcosm for change. “Imagine where we could go with music,” Morgan ponders, “if we always said ‘yes’ and not ‘no.’”

Track Listing:
1. Set Fire To The Face of Fire
2. We Ride Skeletal Lightning
3. Laser Life
4. Camouflage Camouflage
5. You're The Dream Unicorn!
6. Vital Beach
7. Spit Shine Your Black Clouds
8. 1, 2, 3, 4 Guitars
9. Lift The Veil, Kiss The Tank
10. Nausea Shreds Yr Head
11. Rat Rider
12. Johnny Ripper
13. Huge Gold AK-47
14. Street Wars/Exotic Foxholes
15. Giant Swan

Vinyl History:
1st Press:
800 180 Gram
440 Black/White
440 Translucent Blue/Black Splatter
440 LP1 Green/Grey, LP2 Orange/Yellow (Multi-Color)
440 Metallic Grey
440 White

2nd Press:
361 Light Blue
354 Orange/Black Splatter
362 Half Black/Half White w/ Red Splatter

Download MP3: Laser Life