Hazey Eyes @ Rickshaw - 9/27 w/ Slenderbodies
Hazey Eyes @ Columbia City Theatre - 9/29 w/ Slenderbodies
Hazey Eyes @ Holoscene - 9/30 w/ Slenderbodies
Hazey Eyes @ Kilby Court - 10/2 w/ Slenderbodies
Hazey Eyes @ Larimer Lounge - 10/3 w/ Slenderbodies
Hazey Eyes @ 7th Street Entry - 10/5 w/ Slenderbodies
Hazey Eyes @ Subterranean - 10/6 w/ Slenderbodies
Hazey Eyes @ Drake Hotel - 10/8 w/ Slenderbodies
Hazey Eyes @ Le Ministere - 10/9 w/ Slenderbodies
Hazey Eyes @ Sonia's - 10/11 w/ Slenderbodies
Hazey Eyes @ Rough Trade - 10/12 w/ Slenderbodies
Hazey Eyes @ Foundry - 10/13 w/ Slenderbodies
Hazey Eyes @ U Street Music Hall - 10/15 w/ Slenderbodies
Hazey Eyes @ Aisle 5 - 10/17 w/ Slenderbodies
Hazey Eyes @ Atone's - 10/19 w/ Slenderbodies
Hazey Eyes @ Three Links - 10/20 w/ Slenderbodies
Hazey Eyes @ Troubadour - 10/23 w/ Slenderbodies
Blood Cultures shares a new single called “Best For You” (buy/stream) and announced the release of their sophomore album Oh Uncertainty! A Universe Despairs for September, which is the follow-up to 2017’s acclaimed album Happy Birthday. You can pre-order the album via Bandcamp, which also includes the previously released tracks "Dunk on Me” and “Flowers For All Occasions.”
They have also broke their multi-year silence today by providing an artist statement/manifesto of sorts that explains the philosophy behind their anonymity and by design, their music.
THE BLOOD CULTURES MANIFESTO
Our hope is to create genuine, emotive art for individuals to connect with in a unique way. We choose to not publicly reveal any information about the project and ourselves in order to effectively carry out this mission: We believe that disclosing our personalities, politics, alignments, intentions, orientations, etc could detach the listener further from the personal connection that they have made with the music.
We must support and respect the unique truths and individual meanings that the listeners generate themselves from the tracks and the visuals. Art is not what the artist intends it to be, but rather what you make of it. If we are simply the vessels, who are we to take meaning away from something by imposing our own views, biasis, intentions, etc?
We choose to be the blank canvas. We want our listeners to find their own significance in the pieces by looking inwardly and seeking the answers within themselves rather than from us: disclosing the context of the work could shatter the individual’s distinct value of the piece that they have created for themselves. There is only one true meaning, and it is that which the listener has concluded is their truth.
Despite not sharing ourselves in the traditional and physical sense, we instead exclusively share our raw emotional selves by exposing our most personal thoughts, moments, and feelings in the music. Anonymity allows us the freedom to be candid and void of restraint, repercussions and fear. This music is the most personal thing I have ever done, so the relationship we have with our listeners through this channel is an extremely intimate one.
If you feel the music, you understand it, you understand us, and just like that, we are connected. Regardless of our potential differences, we are there together, in the same emotional landscape, through this music. And that is worth preserving.
Though we're seen, we will never be seen: just like you
Though we’re heard, we will never be heard: just like you
Though we're known, we will never be known: just like you
After amassing over 1.5 million cumulative streams in under a month and attracting universal acclaim, OTR shares the music video for his buzzing new single, “Heart” ft. Shallou, today.
Download / stream “Heart” HERE.
The elegant visual follows two lonely souls as they enter an ornate antique home where luminous reflections and glistening daylight give form to the song’s resounding piano chords and shimmering production.
The protagonists gravitate towards one another—only for the touch to disappear like an apparition. Shallou’s entrancing chant, “In your heart,” sums up the ghostly romance at the center of the gorgeous clip. Beyond its runaway streaming success thus far, “Heart” ascended to #8 on the Sirius XM Chill Chart where it steadily rises. Meanwhile, acclaim pours in with Earmilk recently putting it best, “Two masters of dreamy production have come together, and hearts around the world may never be the same.”
It brings our pack massive excitement to share our new website - complete with our current roster, mission statement and a blog with frequent updates, our take on various industry topics, exclusive content, music reviews and more.