Friday 12 December 2014


GenresPunk / Grind / Hardcore / Thrash / Mathcore / Noise-Rock / Psychedelic Rock
Related artistsThe Blood Brothers, The Locust, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Challenge Of The Future, Karen O And The Kids, Holy Molar, All Leather, Crimson Curse, The Ground Unicorn Horn, The Retox, Some Girls, Struggle, Swing Kids, Cattle Decapitation, La Butcherettes, Rats Have Eyes, Jaguar Love, Past Lives, Le Shok, Cold Cave, XO Skeletons, Vade and Zu.
Country: Seattle/New York/San Diego USA
Years Active2004-2006
Song: "I'm a Taxidermist I'll Stuff Anything"
Album: "Head Wound City"
Year: 2005
Label(s): Three One G / Under The Gun Records / Epitaph Records
This post's artist is from the December 2014 Mix. This is track #8.
You can download the December Mix#12 right here or get the new January 2015 Mix#1 here.
For fans of: The Blood Brothers and The Locust.

HEAD WOUND CITY was a very short-lived but much hyped side project from Jordan Blilie (the low singer in The Blood Brothers), Cody Votolato (the guitarist in The Blood Brothers as well as Rocky Votolato's brother/guitarist in Waxwing), Nick Zinner (guitarist in the Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Justin Pearson and Gabriel Serbian (both from The Locust as well bands like Some Girls, Cattle Decapitation and Swing Kids, to name a few). They were dubbed a supergroup, but I'd take The Blood Brothers over them any day of the week. That being said...

...HEAD WOUND CITY only released a single EP in 2005/2006 aptly titled 'Head Wound City' with 7 blistering tracks in just about 10 minutes and it still kicks ass, it's just no The Blood Brothers. What does it sound like? The Locust instrumentals with the low-end singer of The Blood Brothers doing his patented, high, shrill scream. That's pretty much the band in a nutshell. Screamy, grindy, chaotic noise-thrashe with much more emphasis on awkward, jarring post-punk than the electronic scream/pop that The Blood Brothers focused on near the tail-end of their existence.

That's it, really. The Blood Brothers meets The Locust, aka the recipe and sound of HEAD WOUND CITY. Interesting note, the band wrote, recorded and produced every song on this EP in the span of one week. I also heard that the band has "reunited" and has played some shows and written some songs which are located here in this youtube link. Download their only available release here.



2005 - Head Wound City cd/cassette/10"EP (download here)


NEW SHIT/live performance October 2014 (thanks Blade Brown!)

(2006) HEAD WOUND CITY - "I'm a Taxidermist I'll Stuff Anything" (from 'Head Wound City')

(2006) HEAD WOUND CITY - "New Soak for an Empty Picket" (from 'Head Wound City')


HEAD WOUND CITY out of print mp3 discography download / additional links

(download here)

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