Being from Seattle and grinding out heavy riff pounders is as expected as giant pieces of ice breaking off the glaciers. But like those jagged chunks floating off to a deep, dark unknown, Blood Drugs take their rock ride into some chopped angles and suffocating depths on their self-titled debut LP, engineered by Matt Bayles (Minus The Bear) and out April 14 on Seattle indie Good To Die Records. Singer Kyle Bradford spends most of the album using his lyrics to unclog a seemingly endless amount of tar encrustment in his throat, but can suddenly sloop down into a smoother tone that he almost immediately mocks with that growl again. Warnings of never trusting girls, language, yourself and, well, everything over surging, nervous neo-grunge, this goes beyond slacker “whatevs” into some oily reservoir of unease.
Check out the album and upcoming tour dates below.
Tour Dates for Blood Drugs:
04/24 – Seattle – Chop Suey (record release show)
06/19 – Portland – Highwater Mark
06/20 – Eureka – The Works
06/21 – San Francisco – The Knockout
06/23 – Reno – Monolith
06/24 – Salt Lake City – Club Metro
06/26 – Boise – Crazy Horse
06/27 – Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown