The Way We Live

by Erik Blood

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To Leave America (free) 02:40
Saved You 03:41
Home & Walk (free) 04:00
Birch Effect 03:10
Broken Glass 03:36
Better Days 07:00


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 May 12, 2009

Produced, Engineered, Mixed by Erik Blood. Mastered by Kramer (

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.



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Erik Blood Los Angeles, California

Erik Blood creates music that lives in the magic hour. His production is a nuanced secret told only to his co-conspirators (Shabazz Palaces, Moondoggies, THEESatisfaction most notably). After two albums and a film score, Blood is delving further inward, into the dream, and returning with tales and melodies that evoke the warmth between two bodies and the dizziness of love, sex, or other substances ... more

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