In a recent Q/A with New York Magazine, the duo discussed what they went through to record the tracks. The band began with a old beat up drum machine Pugh had that he compares to "having a really drunk drummer who's trying to play beats." They even had another machine die out on them a day before a show, so Pugh had to run out and buy one and recreate all the songs. Understandably, all of these drum machines mishaps have left a bitter taste in their mouth, so they basically plan to make an electronic dance album with no electronic instruments. (I really hope they don't let go of the drum machine just yet).
This is what they have collected so far:
- Never Hear Surf Music Again
- Quick and Painful
- Royal Family
- Weekend Condition
- Never Hear Surf Music Again (Barfly Mix)
- Weekend Condition (Scotty Coats and Wes The Mes Mix)
- Royal Family (Brothers Mix)
- Grumpy (Greg Wilson Mix)
- Parangatang (Tim Love Lee Mix)
Here we have the album producers, The Brothers who also produced !!!'s Myth Takes taking a crack at their own work and take it waaaay deeper into the night. The part of the night people blackout during. Ugh, it's only Tuesday.
MP3: Free Blood - Royal Family (Brothers Mix) (ysi)
Check out the duo performing Royal Family on Nigel Godrich's show "From the Basement".
Here is a photo I took (with my iPhone, I apologize...) of Free Blood's performance in Miami at PopLife's 8 Year Anniversary earlier this summer.
Hey if anybody is listening can I PLEASE get a bloody Free Blood shirt? Just tell me where to buy it!!