Money Worries is the new single from Philadelphia-based sextet Blood – it’s their debut on rising UK label, Permanent Creeps (their debut U.S. signing, also home to rising acts such as VLURE and LUMER, ex-Bdrmm). The new track finds the Philly sextet slingshotted over an open letter to their landlord; 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 a lullaby. Listen to Money Worries via YouTube below.
The entire song plays as a razor edge bunny hop, displaying a newfound commitment to space and odd danceability in comparison to the band’s first EP, ‘Why Wait Til’ 55, We Might Not Even Be Alive’. It feels now that the group is asking what can be taken away rather than added, down to each individual beat. The result is that now every instrument functions toward the groove rather than to a diffused wave of noise.
The lead single is an apt preview for the band’s upcoming 12-inch record, ‘Bye Bye,’ a three-track offering that rarely stays put in one style for long. All three songs were recorded by the band throughout the pandemic providing a uniting force whilst touring remained impossible. The tracks are a testament to the unforgiving and rewarding process of self-recording. The band found great relief in finally having the time to flesh out an experimental atmosphere without the constraint of paid studio time. Blood is proud of the work they’ve made, but it is imperative to mention that all three tracks were brought to life in a way not formerly thought possible by the mixing brilliance of Nancy Conforti.
Blood began as a solo project of current lead singer Tim O’Brien in the winter of 2017. After going through several lineup changes throughout 2018, the current lineup began making waves in the bijou punk scene of Austin. They were considered “a live staple in their own scene” and “one of Austin’s buzziest new acts.” After twice touring the United States, Blood was poised for a big 2020 when plans were ruined by the pandemic. They then self-released their debut EP, ‘Why Wait Til’ 55, We Might Not Even Be Alive’ in 2020, in 2021 the sextet made a move to West Philadelphia and began recording their upcoming release, ‘Bye Bye,’ while also playing shows throughout the northeastern United States. At this time, the group lives in a seven-bedroom house with a converted basement for recording and rehearsing.
U.S. tour dates
March 18 – D0512 Lounge, SXSW, TX – 3 pm
March 18 – Easy Tiger, SXSW, TX – 9 pm
March 19 – Hotel Vegas, SXSW, TX – 7:30 pm
March 20 – All The Sudden, SXSW, TX – 4 pm
March 22 – Birmingham, AL @ Firehouse
March 23 – Nashville, TN @ The Cobra
March 24 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Roo
March 25 – Baltimore, MD @ Downsqaures
March 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Broadway