Bushwick’s own Not Blood Paint is back. Last time they joined us in the studio, they were aliens, speaking of new suits and mind control (we think?). Now they seem to have transformed into skeletal spectres, roaming the earth in search of that perfect guitar riff. The transformation isn’t just a physical one, though, as their music shifts in cosmic leaps as well… okay, to be honest, they seem to have many, many personas to choose and try on for any performance. Whichever persona they’re in, there’s an underlying art/prog rock element to every sound coming from this foursome, but they’ve apparently processed every musical genre in order to output a new, multi-dimensional version of rock that shifts from indie to metal to pop within just a few bars. It’s hard to wrap your head around what these guys are doing, but maybe that’s exactly the point… check them in this session, recorded live at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to try and figure it out for yourself.
Believing Is Believing by Not Blood Paint is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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