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Head Wound City Streaming Debut Self Titled EP In Entirety

Head Wound City

Head Wound City

Head Wound City has released their debut self titled EP via Three One G Records and is streaming the record in its entirety here.

Head Wound City and The Blood Brothers vocalist Jordan Billie.

Head Wound City and The Blood Brothers vocalist Jordan Billie.

The idea for the band was said to have come as a result of a period when the Blood Brothers were touring with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, leading YYY’s guitarist Nick Zinner to drunkenly discuss the idea of collaborating with vocalist Jordan Blilie and guitarist Cody Votolato of the Blood Brothers. From there, the three plotted to usurp the skills of locusts; specifically, bassist Justin Pearson and drummer Gabe Serbian. Despite the fact that schedules often conflicted and locations of the five at any given time were quite varied, the idea came to fruition in one short, shining moment of frenzied glory.

Tracklisting
01. Radical Friends
02. I’m a Taxidermist I’ll Stuff Anything
03. Prick Class
04. Street College
05. New Soak for Our Empty Pocket
06. Thrash Zoo
07. Michael J. Fux feat. Gnarls in Charge

Head Wound City (Blood Brothers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) Streaming “Street College”

Head Wound City

Head Wound City

Head Wound City is streaming “Street College”, off their debut self titled EP, out March 10, 2015 via Three One G Records, here.

Tracklisting
01. Radical Friends
02. I’m a Taxidermist I’ll Stuff Anything
03. Prick Class
04. Street College
05. New Soak for Our Empty Pocket
06. Thrash Zoo
07. Michael J. Fux feat. Gnarls in Charge

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The idea for the band was said to have come as a result of a period when the Blood Brothers were touring with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, leading YYY’s guitarist Nick Zinner to drunkenly discuss the idea of collaborating with vocalist Jordan Billie and guitarist Cody Votolato of the Blood Brothers. From there, the three plotted to usurp the skills of locusts; specifically, bassist Justin Pearson and drummer Gabe Serbian. Despite the fact that schedules often conflicted and locations of the five at any given time were quite varied, the idea came to fruition in one short, shining moment of frenzied glory.

Head Wound City and The Blood Brothers vocalist Jordan Billie.

Head Wound City and The Blood Brothers vocalist Jordan Billie.

Not surprisingly (if you are familiar with any of the members’ other bands), the music is a whirlwind of intensity, which is fitting given that it was written, recorded, and produced in the span of only a week before being released by Three One G Records in 2005. All seven tracks showcase Blilie’s one of a kind, relentlessly vicious vocals. Listen more closely, and you will quickly recognize Serbian’s rapid-fire, precision drumming mixed with Pearson’s hard-hitting bass lines, which mesh perfectly alongside Votolato’s cacophonous guitar style in conjunction with Zinner’s playing (which takes on a harsher tone than we typically get to hear from his playing in the Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Clever and humorous song titles such as “I’m a Taxidermist- I’ll Stuff Anything” and “Street College” give way to lyrics that are full of curious imagery and bellicose attitude, emanating influence from each of the band’s members.

All band members have gone on to work with numerous other projects—Serbian having played with Retox for a stint as well as Rat’s Eyes, Justin currently focused mainly on vocals for Retox, and both still living as insects. Blilie has since played in Past Lives and Votolato with Jaguar Love. Zinner continues an increasingly successful career with The Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
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