Catch the Buzz: Past Lives
Ex-Blood Brothers stay noisy, get groovy.
Who? Hardcore’s dearly departed, perennially under-appreciated Blood Brothers might have had a taste for breakneck speed and hyper-accentuated yelping, but lurking underneath their sonic skin was a glammed-out, glitter-flecked monster waiting to rear its head.
It makes perfect sense, then, that Past Lives — consisting of ex-Blood Brothers members Jordan Billie, Mark Henderson, Mark Gajadhar, and Devin Welch — let their hips swing with tinkling electronics and funky synth squelches while their throats still remain blissfully raw. Add a dash of orchestrated mayhem reminiscent of early Les Savy Fav, and you’ve got a band that, despite what their name implies, sounds as if they’re staring down the future with eager eyes and an evil smile.
Their Latest: Past Lives’ debut EP, Strange Symmetry, drops November 4 on Suicide Squeeze.
Recommended if You Like… Blood Brothers, the Rapture, Les Savy Fav
Now Hear This: Past Lives, “Strange Symmetry”