Blonde Redhead a few years ago. Those three and a Japanese-born bassist formed Blonde Redhead in , naming themselves after a song by the no-wave band DNA. He ended up producing their first two records and releasing them on his label Smells Like Records. In the s, the band worked hard, releasing new albums with regularity and touring even more regularly. Unfortunately, they were forced to take a brief pause between Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons and Misery is a Butterfly
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Blonde Redhead is an American band consisting of three expatriates who started out as a dissonant noise-rock band and slowly morphed into a band capable of producing albums of entrancing dream-pop rock with an emotional punch. They are widely admired in alternative and independent rock circles and continue to widen their palette of sounds with every release. The pair started playing guitar and drums, respectively, and developed a keen interest in both jazz and rock. A chance meeting in a restaurant resulted in the brothers meeting two female Japanese art students who were also interested in starting a band. Kazu Makino was an amateur singer and guitarist, while Maki Takahashi was a bass player. The four realized an instant connection with each other, and started hanging out together and rehearsing in earnest. The band settled on the name Blonde Redhead, after a song by the infamous New York no-wave group DNA another band fond of noise that featured a female Japanese member.
The band's earliest albums were noted for their noise rock influences, though their sound evolved by the early s with the releases of Misery is a Butterfly and 23 , which both incorporated elements of dream pop , shoegaze and other genres. After earning Bachelor's degrees , they entered the New York City underground music scene. Blonde Redhead formed in New York in after Amedeo and Simone met Kazu Makino, an art student at the time, by chance at a local Italian restaurant. Blonde Redhead's self-titled debut album was released in
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