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Blonde Redhead

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Blonde Redhead’s classic album, Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons, Touch and Go will release a deluxe vinyl edition on September 4, 2020. This limited edition of 2000 is pressed on 180—gram opaque magenta pink vinyl at RTI and packaged in a full—color gatefold jacket with revised cover art and never—before—seen photos from the original recording sessions.

Pre-Order available in the Touch and Go Records Store
In Stores Worldwide September 4, 2020

Originally released 20 years ago on June 6, 2000, Blonde Redhead’s 3rd Touch and Go Records album was recorded earlier that year at Bear Creek Studio in Washington State from January 15th til February 18th with Guy Picciotto and Ryan Hadlock. With Guy helping to shape the sound of the record, Simone, Kazu, and Amedeo found themselves in an ideal environment to create the iconic album that emerged from those sessions.

Since 2017, the album has gained a rabid new fanbase after the popular TV Series Rick and Morty used the song "For the Damaged Coda" as the "Evil Morty" theme music.

From the first notes of "Equally Damaged", you are drawn in — starting with a simple, twisted melody, augmented bit by bit with the rhythms and distinctive vocals and lyrics which are the center of these songs. Moved dramatically to the front of the mix, the vocals on this record are rich and melodic, sometimes recorded with three mics at once to get the depth of the sound. The instrumentation and presentation of each song create intricately layered, provocative, and genuinely emotional songs that continue to play themselves in your head for days.

The mix of the guitars, the power of the drums, and the infectiousness of the rhythms, combined with the remarkable vocals and lyrics, make Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons a true masterpiece.

This trio, consisting of singer/guitarist Kazu Makino and twin brothers Amedeo and Simone Pace (singer/guitarist and drummer/programmer, respectively), got their name from a song by DNA, the early-80's No Wave band from NYC. Their beginning is one that reads like fiction: the three, gastronomes all, coincidentally meet at a New York restaurant and, over a meal, sow the seeds of a band that would go on to become one of the underground's most beloved groups.

A unique collection of multilingual heartbreakers, Blonde Redhead has worked with a wide variety of artists ranging from Guy Picciotto (Fugazi) and The Red Hot Chili Peppers to Toko Yasuda (Enon) and Vern Rumsey (Unwound). Blonde Redhead released two albums on Smells Like Records before coming to Touch and Go in 1997. During their tenure on Touch and Go, they released three full lengths, an EP and two 7” singles.