The narrative arc of BLOOD RED SUN is not a paved path. This band is unafraid to challenge the status quo.
Formed out of a desire to discern between the real and the apparent, BLOOD RED SUN endeavors to bring social awareness back to music. Confident in veering off the well tread, pop-friendly path, this band strives to return exhilarating, hook-driven, yet socially relevant music to the masses.
BLOOD RED SUN has been called a “thinking-man’s band” - one that revels in confronting listeners with real issues and dismisses songs that do not inspire feelings in their fans. “Musically, the bands we are drawn to, like the Clash and early-U2, have portrayed how societies’ choices affects the individual. There is a sincerity that is embedded in the foundation of certain music that won’t allow a listener to disregard its message. Once you know this, how can you ever make anything less than honest?” the band says. “Our culture says ‘if you’re unhappy, numb it out.’ The role of the artist in society is to go to the places that most people are not willing to go and return with a map of the human experience that people can use to find a way out.”
One of the band’s tenants is: “You need to have an army to support a single word. If you don’t scream, people don’t hear you.” Their music is aggressive and unapologetic, their songs contain imagery that suggest themes of revolution, escapism, media dishonesty and the arrant way people blindly accept information without validation.
The members of BLOOD RED SUN have experienced life together, growing up in a small town and independently, becoming individuals while spread out across the United States. They shared a copy of James Joyce's Ulysses, live Radiohead bootlegs and The Clash’s London Calling, “Bands like the Clash were really talking about something in their lyrics. It was reflective of the time in which they lived. They made it very cool to be aware, awake and educated. We make every effort to do the same thing,” the band says.
Sessions for BLOOD RED SUN's debut recording, A Nation of Saviors, were produced and engineered by Britt Myers (Suzanne Vega, Mates of State) and Adam Lasus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Yo La Tengo, PJ Harvey). Myers and Lasus sonically captured the nuance of BLOOD RED SUN's dark entries and their anthems for the anti-hero, like lead single, "All At Once.”
“The question is not how or when, but why. Why do we make this type of music?” the band poses. “It’s because we have to. We are driven to.”
BLOOD RED SUN is here to give you an option: music that harkens back to socially conscious times, adjusted to resonate in today’s world. This is widescreen rock, but shot like an independent movie. This is BLOOD RED SUN.
Lead vocals/guitar: Jason Nadeau
Bass: Matt LaFontaine
Drums: Jessica Corchia
Jason Nadeau- Vox, Guitar
Matthew La Fontaine- Bass
Jessica Corchia- Drums
1. A Nation Of Saviors (Fall 2007)
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"With a bevy of talent producing their music, such as Adam Lasus (Yo La Tengo, CYHSY), Blood Red Sun..."With a bevy of talent producing their music, such as Adam Lasus (Yo La Tengo, CYHSY), Blood Red Sun are an alternative rock quartet that’s at once both radio-friendly and challenging."
New York Press - BLOOD RED SUN
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BLOOD RED SUN – Finally, a band out of New York that are not bed-headed Strokes clones. These guys...BLOOD RED SUN –
Finally, a band out of New York that are not bed-headed Strokes clones. These guys wail, blending old-school riffs with radio-friendly chops. Plus, they’ve got the best female drummer this side of Meg White. Wait a sec, Meg White sucks. No matter, Blood Red Sun’s currently working on a new CD with Adam Lasus (engineer for PJ Harvey and Yo La Tengo) and no, they are not named after the Graham Salisbury book.
Blood Red Sun- A Nation of Saviors
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Man, do I love my alternative music. Going through stacks of cds and being objective is fun and I en...Man, do I love my alternative music. Going through stacks of cds and being objective is fun and I enjoy it, but hearing an album that I would have purchased is what makes my job great. Blood Red Sun are todayâ€™s Afghan Wigs. I donâ€™t know what that means to anyone else, but believe me, it is a compliment. Nation Of Saviors opens with the tragic â€œIt Gets You Nowhereâ€, a song that exhibits both control and chaos in even strokes. â€œPray For Rainâ€ is found dance in dark clothes in a dimly lit room. Here the band draws some easy compression to Interpol and Editors, but going back to the Afghan Wigs in the 90â€™s, they were there first. Well, I guess it was Joy Division, but Afghan Wigs brought the America soul into the doom and gloom tapestries of British rock and roll. The music is tight and the vocal delivery is passionate, almost even more charming when singer Jason Nadeauâ€™s voice becomes uneven because of the power of his delivery. While the vocals shine, Blood Red Sun are a unit thatâ€™s success is based around all parts of the band working evenly together.
Like most rock bands, the last track is saved for that experimental â€œwhat will our next album sound likeâ€ song, Blood Red Sun deliver the albumâ€™s most atmospheric piece with â€œIcarusâ€. Matching the feel of this track alongside the raging rhythms of songs like â€œLove Letterâ€ and â€œWhat Remainsâ€, Blood Red Sun deliver the goods throughout. Something about the energy elevates the album above most even at its lowest points. Not many bands on the darker side of rock and roll can attribute sheer moxie to their credits, but for Blood Red Sun it all seems natural.
Newport Night Life
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NYC alternative rock quartet BLOOD RED SUN has gained praise for it's radio friendly sound and genui...NYC alternative rock quartet BLOOD RED SUN has gained praise for it's radio friendly sound and genuine musicianship. But lead singer Jason Nedeau says the bands philosophy is about more than playing music. "We translate the human experience with really loud guitars," he said. Catch them with guests from the Vans Warped Tour Thursday night at the Area venu, 3 Riverlane, Newport RI.
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