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2008-02-19
Blood on the Wall: Liferz

Having gone from hometown heroes to national fan favorites and critical darlings, the band has earned its reputation as top of the rock heap. Putting out raucously fun records. Liferz is a portrait of a band at the top of their game – somehow they have managed to get even more “awesomer”.

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2005-09-06
Blood on the Wall: Awesomer

Blood On The Wall is the sound of a couch being tossed from the second story to thunderous applause. The feeling that one gets when you have finished off the last of the tequila and it’s on to the beer. That tinge of sadness late into the evening right before the dawn is about to break and the regrets and hopes of your life merge with first chirps of the birds starting their day. This three piece consisting of Courtney and Brad Shanks, yes they are really brother and sister, with Miggy Littleton hitting the skins are attuned to the mysteries of music. And how it can catalyze ones mood from from a stupor to where you can’t stop your feet and your hair is flaying in rhythm to the beat. Rock with heart that takes no prisoners. BOTW will sweep you away on a sonic cyclone and you won’t be missing Kansas after you are swept along with them. Blood On The Wall’s second record is, as the name might suggest, Awesomer. Recorded under the watchful eye of producer Nicholas Vernhes (Fiery Furnaces, Black Dice, Silver Jews) the three have settled more into their own skin as they run from their heaviest song to date “Stoner Jam”, out of the pop anthem “Mary Susan” and into the quick shredding of “Hey Hey” to end in your arms with “Going To Heaven.” all the while they stick to the hooks and the playful dynamic that has made them the rock enchanters of the NYC music scene. Based out of NYC Blood On The Wall has been hard at work for about four years now. The sibling song writing brain trust of Brad & Courtney are rounded out by Miggy who was in Ida, White Magic, The Shit and who has played with numerous other artists on tour and in the studio. A chance meeting on a corner in Williamsburg that evolved with their shared love for old vinyl and then bore fruit as a single, which found no shortage of lovers. In 2004 they released their self titled debut to much acclaim and went on the road with Enon, Black Dice & Fiery Furnaces in the states, played some legendary shows in Brooklyn, toured Norway, and left a pile of cans, bottles, kick-ass memories all along the way. Once Awesomer hits expect that trail to grow prodigiously.

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2004-05-04
Blood on the Wall: s/t

We would like to be the first to welcome you back to the world of fun rock and roll. From a chance meeting over used vinyl comes the origins of trio known to the public as Blood On The Wall. A band started by music lovers for themselves to enjoy has instead transformed into a group that gets the whole room a rockin’. They have imbibed at the levee of indie music that makes those who feel its warmth get down and start tinkering with a flood of ideas. Attitude free intelligent songs written with rhythms you can dance to and melodies you can sing along to…all yours guilt free. Whilst many a band these days has been trying to figure out how to put their leather pants on two legs at a time or how to get that ‘I just got of bed’ haircut looking just right; members of Blood On the Wall have been up late, drunk as hell, talking about music, writing songs and playing their asses off. The effect this band has on the uninitiated is amazing. There has been dancing; and we mean real dancing, where all people can do is just wear this giant grin on their face and start moving; it’s an amazing thing to see. When you hear Blood On The Wall’s songs you can be sure you will not hear esoteric noodlings, instead they will power you up with their excitement and energy carried through. Their eponymous debut is a whirlwind of guitar crunchiness, dub motions and odd hooks that will get caught in your head like a recurring memory. This album will be played over and over again and not get tired. It is a party that rages from dusk to dawn with all the lunacy and intimate moments that make you talk about the craziness for years afterwards and share those special moments with friends.