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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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  • Elnaif

    Barragán might not be a masterpiece, but surely have masterpieces in it.

    29 Jul 12:21pm Reply
  • amorologia

    bicha a senhora é destruidora mesmo

    11 Jul 2:13pm Reply
  • socaustico

    A new picture, vote for this, please

    10 Jul 1:27am Reply
  • JordanNeo

    Blonde Redhead were victims of my camera on the first night of NXNE 2015 in Toronto.

    9 Jul 12:44am Reply
  • Nitro43

    Barragan is not a masterpiece by any means, it's just an average indie rock album. Misery Is A Butterflty IS a masterpiece.

    3 Jul 12:41am Reply
  • servitola

    blowingoff totally agree. But I love 23 too )) new album лёг мне идеально

    25 Jun 4:22am Reply
  • perezhivem

    14 Jun 11:47pm Reply
  • blowingoff

    i dont get why is everyone complaining about barragán so much, the album is a damn perfect masterpiece. did you guys really expect them to release something like their earlier works? this band's been there for like twenty years now. the best thing about them is they are always changing. only thing i dont like is that dream-pop-ish indie eletro-rock album 23. this band is perfect. yeah im a huuuuuge fan

    31 May 11:41am Reply
  • blowingoff

    blonde redhead are the best band ever. the BEST.

    31 May 11:37am Reply
  • blowingoff

    @placebo_molko that song was made fully improvised, and so it will be played, that is why it sounds unfinished.

    31 May 11:36am Reply
  • swirlyboy

    I like

    31 May 5:23am Reply
  • placebo_molko

    i just found out about barragan, i fell asleep while listening to it, literally because it was late, but it seemed good as far as i remember. there was this song, 4th one i think, that sounds unfinished as fuck, she sings kinda like shit, but it felt like you were there with them in reharsals and they weren't sure about were the song was heading they were just having fun or something. And it's somehow good. I don't like their very early and dissonant stuff. And misery... got old with the years, despite being the most interesting from them

    19 May 10:23pm Reply
  • Kur0iNamida

    come to nz

    13 May 9:24am Reply
  • Evilninja1337

    Blonde Redhead influenced "dream pop" pretty damn hard IMO.

    29 Apr 3:22am Reply
  • Spaceboy_

    The post-4AD/Touch And Go Blonde Redhead world is a dark one..

    11 Apr 10:48am Reply
  • hurricane_mario

    I just found them, was excited to see they were still making stuff. But the new album is a completely different style than what I'm looking for. Still it seems like they have plenty of old albums for my enjoyment. :)

    28 Mar 3:17pm Reply
  • vip_rich_luxury

    18 Mar 8:43am Reply
  • Sun-Eclipse

    Moscow 17.03.2015 *_* [3] !!!

    10 Mar 8:42pm Reply
  • Resthor

    Barragán is muuuy bueno. :3

    27 Feb 6:47pm Reply
  • ChristFollower3

    “God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.” –Psalm 7:11

    12 Feb 8:39pm Reply
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