23 + 2
Blonde Redhead strays even further from their Sonic Youth beginnings with their newest album 23. The follow up to Misery is a Butterfly was going to be difficult, everyone knew that. The emotion that went into recording it would be too difficult to recreate.
Perhaps Kazu Makino's wounds have healed (a horrible horse riding accident that left Makino bed ridden, inspired much of Misery is a Butterfly) because the songs in the new album are full of hope and discovery.
They chose to go further into a blissful dream pop but with muscle. The beats and bass lines are still there. Here are two bonus tracks from the Japanese import.
Signs Along the Path
(We are a Real Team) Harry and I