Bass Drum of Death release song “For Blood” — listen


Sometimes when we center our Friday night plans around debauchery and mayhem, we often forget the debilitating hangovers that usually follow the next morning. (It’s never pretty, so it’s no mystery why try to erase these nights from our minds.) Oxford, Mississippi outfit Bass Drum of Death know the scenario all too well and have even penned a new song about it. Entitled “For Blood”, it’s a garage rock anthem that’s not afraid to pair up blaring, headbang-worthy riffs with quieter moments of drunken reflection.

“With ‘For Blood’ I wanted to play around with the ‘quiet-loud-quiet’ formula a bit, since most of our songs are just loud all the way through,” frontman John Barrett told Esquire. “Figured it’d be oddly fitting, since the song is about being really fucking hung over.”

Listen in below.

“For Blood” will appear on Bass Drum of Death’s forthcoming album, Rip This, due out on October 7th via Innovative Leisure. For more sounds, check out lead single “Left For Dead”.

In support of the new LP, the band will be touring the US this fall. Consult their schedule below.

Bass Drum of Death 2014 Tour Dates:
09/12 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
09/13 – Jackson, MS @ Martin’s Lounge
10/01 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo *
10/02 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean &
10/03 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Taven
10/05 – Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen *
10/06 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East *
10/08 – New York, NY @ Santos Party House *
10/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary *
10/10 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
10/11 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong *
10/12 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle *
10/13 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 *
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
10/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

* = w/ People’s Temple