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New York, United States (1993 – present)

Blonde Redhead is an band originating from New York City in the early 1990s. It was formed by Kazu Makino, Maki Takahashi and Milan-born Italian twin brothers Simone Pace and Amedeo Pace. They take their name from a song by DNA, a 70’s and 80’s band from New York. Blonde Redhead caught the attention of Sonic Youth’s drummer, Steve Shelley, who produced their first self titled album in 1993. Shortly afterwards Maki Takahashi left the band and the remaining band members continued as a trio. On their third album, Fake Can Be Just As Good, they were joined by Vern Rumsey of Unwound as a guest bassist. After this they continued without a bass player for the release of the remainder of their albums. On their fourth album, In an Expression of the Inexpressible, Guy Picciotto of Fugazi was hired as producer, as well as contributing to singing on the song “Futurism vs. Passeism Part 2”. Guy Picciotto has produced their latest two records as well, Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons and Misery is a Butterfly.

Blonde Redhead has gradually increased in popularity in the underground music scene. Their early music has been described as emulative of Sonic Youth, but their more recent releases have begun to stray from this generalization. Kazu Makino is noted for her high, eerie voice, which hovers over melodic guitar riffs and rhythmic drum beats.

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  • perezhivem

    одни из любимых.

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  • DiffusionOfTime

    Penultimo is amazing. I wish it was longer! The album is good, but not awe inspiring (but it's also somewhat out of my genre bubbles).

    29 Sep 4:14am Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    It's more that they run out of ideas.

    28 Sep 7:10pm Reply
  • InseuFighter

    So many bands mellow out after they "mature". I played Misery Is A Buttery and 23 so many times, own all their albums, but this new album I'm already forgetting about it.

    28 Sep 5:20am Reply
  • skropotkin

    Barragan sounds like a rehearsal session but i've bought an album ! Where are "Misery is a butterfly" creators.

    26 Sep 7:05pm Reply
  • skeletocat

    the new album serves as some okay background music but nothing i'd put on just to listen to and enjoy.

    25 Sep 10:41am Reply
  • fancyfootwork80

    BR will be forever a mystery to me. "Misery..." and "23" are probably among my favourite albums, but on the other hand, I can't feel anything listening to all of their other stuff which makes me completely devastated... Wish I never found this band in the first place.

    22 Sep 11:25pm Reply
  • digestion

    I'm into Barragán more than their last couple albums. Real nice grooves.

    18 Sep 2:37am Reply
  • TheLittleJohnny

    Why would anyone care about what Pitchfork says. Great album, I can even say it is one of my favorites from this year, and this is just my first full listen. [2]

    17 Sep 1:25pm Reply
  • solid snake

    "Misery is a buterrfly" was a masterpiece. "Barragan" is an awful and boring piece of shit.

    17 Sep 8:20am Reply
  • helvettt

    Why would anyone care about what Pitchfork says. Great album, I can even say it is one of my favorites from this year, and this is just my first full listen.

    15 Sep 1:14am Reply
  • Empathy82

    sehr geile neue platte^

    12 Sep 8:54pm Reply
  • eitzenchemical

    their main picture does bad things to me. and i'm not even lesbian.

    10 Sep 8:25am Reply
  • brianjdoody

    New album is absolutely beautiful. I'm proud they've lasted this long with such a diverse discography. Not sure why pitchfork keeps giving them shit reviews but alas- can't win 'em all. "The One I Love" is one of my favorites this year so far.

    7 Sep 2:09pm Reply
  • Glauberspheric

    Barragán is great.

    6 Sep 10:42pm Reply
  • InseuFighter

    It's starting to grow on me...still very fond of Kazu's voice.

    6 Sep 3:42pm Reply
  • VilleKoistinen

    Like the new album, its so melancholy and weirdly beautiful.

    6 Sep 6:10am Reply
  • der666

    They always gave them shitty reviews. They must upset their sensitive hipster souls in some way.

    5 Sep 10:13am Reply
  • ripchord

    Brutalized by Pitchfork. I like the new album.

    5 Sep 5:06am Reply
  • Haddonfield69

    Quick review at www.therealmusic.net http://www.therealmusic.net/blonde-redhead-barrgan/

    4 Sep 2:14pm Reply
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