The three-song Bye Bye will release on June 3rd via UK label Permanent Creeps Records; it was recorded at their Philly home base during lockdown, and mixed by Nancy Conforti. Creatively, as Blood shares on their Bandcamp page, it freed them from the constraints of limited studio time for artists on a budget, but stylistically they didn’t radically reinvent the wheel — this is the same Blood we heard on their debut EP Why Wait Till 55, We Might Not Even Be Alive, just a bit more in their element.
Lead single “Money Worries” is two sides to a story that Blood describes as “an open letter to their landlord.” Beginning on a jagged Gang of Four aesthetic, the two-minute song flips at the one-minute mark to dreamlike acoustic strums and gentle atmospheres, and then back and forth.
“What starts as a clear threat to an obvious albeit deserving villain, soon caves into an acoustic respite, in which the nightmare of financial ruin becomes lullaby,” writes the band. Hear what that sounds like below, and catch the band on tour this week with Family Vision and Florry; they’re in New Orleans tonight, dates can be found below.