Blood Sister @ The Crocodile Back Bar
June 23, 2015 with The Strange Land & Wood Knot
By Sydney Root
Think of Bart Simpson’s voice.
Got it? Now imagine him reading the following out loud:
Hello Seattle. This is a public service announcement to the people that you should most definitely not miss the Blood Sister show at The Crocodile on June 23rd, 2015.
“Why,” you’re asking? Well I can tell you!
First of all, Blood Sister has a stellar song called “Bart Simpson.” Duh!
Second, they brand themselves with pictures of Kelly Bundy and cryptic music videos featuring awkwardly sensual and amusingly uncomfortable clips from outdated horror movies that are oddly perfect when juxtaposed with their music.
Third, and most importantly, their dark, echoey sound will rock your cat-embroidered socks off.
In case Bart’s imaginary words aren’t enough to convince you to come see Blood Sister at the Crocodile Back Bar June 23, let me share a few of my own.
I stumbled upon Blood Sister in a roundabout way through my glorious best friend a few years ago. One hot summer night, we were dancing to her Spotify mix and enjoying a brew or two at her house when Night Manager’s track “Red Skies” came bellowing out of the speakers in her quaint, little living room. The obscure, almost uncomfortable chord progressions of the guitar layered by the ethereal, haunting voice of Caitlin Seager gripped me to my bones. I asked her to play the song again, and she gladly tapped a few keys on her laptop to cater to my wishes. Falling even more in love with the song the second time through, I asked her to play it again, and she responded with something along the lines of, “No, I don’t want to ruin it.”
I purchased the band’s self-titled album, Night Manager, and quickly became obsessed. I researched upcoming concert dates in hopes of experiencing their entrancing sound live in the flesh, only to discover the band was no longer together. Luckily for me, being the crazy music connoisseur that I am, I found the new project by guitarist Ezana Edwards called Blood Sister – and my goodness, I am so glad that I did.
I had no idea a sound like this even existed. The San Francisco band provides your ears with the thrill of watching a horror movie combined with the captivatingly-hooky chord progressions of a well-produced pop song. The inner rebel in me enjoys that their tracks make me feel like I’m doing something wrong and effortlessly getting away with it… like the inner badass I am.
With tracks like “Ghost Pussy,” and the poignant, yet dancey noise rock tracks of “Dysphoria” and “Witchcraft,” you may not think that this is the right kind of show to bring your sweet mother to and honestly you’re probably right. Tell her to postpone her infamous lasagna dinner until another night because you’ll be dancing your hiney off at the Crocodile June 23 like the wild and interesting human you are.
In addition to contributing to NadaMucho.com, Sydney Root runs a music blog called The Seasick that features playlists selected by cool emerging music artists like Wildcat! Wildcat!, Jacco Gardner and Son Lux.