Cinematic and wide-screen rock and roll are the first things that come to mind when listening to this record. Erik Blood seamlessly stitches together My Bloody Valentine, Marvin Gaye, The Psychedelic Furs, and Phil Spector girl group aesthetics into a stunning debut album.
Here's some of what's been said about The Way We Live:
- "One of the most unforgettable albums to come out of the Northwest this year" - (Three Imaginary Girls)
- "Really Awesome. Sounds like a combination of Bob Mould and My Bloody Valentine" (The New Gay)
- "Crafted with care and expertly produced, The Way We Live seems destined to attain pop-classic status" - (The Stranger)
- "A blissful mix of shoegaze, dream pop, blue-eyed soul, but above all pure pop genius" - (The Finest Kiss)
released 12 May 2009
Produced, Engineered, Mixed by Erik Blood. Mastered by Kramer (www.kramershimmy.com
Assisted by Craig Mueller, Bubba Jones, Brian O'Shea, and Corey Gutch.
Recorded at Mysterious Red X, Foundry of Sound, Contact Create, and Erik's bedroom.
Special thanks to: Ben Kersten, Shane Browning, Pat Sherwood, and Orbit Audio for use of gear.
This album could not have been made without support from Brian O'Shea, Ishmael Butler, Bubba Jones, Wazhma Samizay, Xin Wong, Ignasi Faus, Phil Pickens, Brad Cross, George & Shirley Blood, and Tracie Blood.