"IF THERE’S ANY BAND THAT CAN MAKE ME WANT TO DO A STRIPTEASE, PARTICIPATE IN A SACRIFICIAL RITUAL, AND JOIN A GOSPEL CHOIR IN THE SPAN OF A SINGLE ALBUM, IT’S NOT BLOOD PAINT. THIS BAND TERRIFIES ME."

-Vice Magazine


"BROOKLYN'S HEAD-TURNING NOT BLOOD PAINT PLAYS A KIND OF ECSTATIC, PROGGED-OUT GLAM ROCK, LIKE THE MARS VOLTA SCORING AN EXPRESSIONISTIC MUSICAL. IT'S POWERFUL STUFF THAT CAN'T HELP BUT MAKE AN IMPRESSION LIVE."

-Time Out New York

 


"WHEREAS MOST BANDS FALTER WHEN IT COMES TO THIS SORT OF COPIOUS GENRE-BENDING AND EXPERIMENTATION, NOT BLOOD PAINT THRIVES. THE ART NEVER OVERWHELMS THE POP AND THE POP NEVER OVERWHELMS THE ART."

-Consequence of Sound

 

“LONG BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT A NOT BLOOD PAINT SHOW THE RUMOURS REACH YOU. THEY ARE MUSIC. THEY ARE SPECTACLE. THEY ARE HIT ‘N RUN THEATRE, CAR CRASH CLUB NIGHT. THEY ARE A DISORIENTING RE-IMAGINING OF WHAT FOUR MEN, FIVE COATS OF MAKEUP AND ACCOMPLISHED MUSICALITY CAN DO WITH A SIX-BY-TEN SPACE.” 

FREEwilliamsburg

 

Links:

Track Premiere: 'Play Nice' (Believing is Believing) // PureVolume

"We're premiering their 'Play Nice,' which has the flair and confidence of a band that's been together for nearly a decade. Delicate, melodic and haunting, "Play Nice" has a deliberate pacing before ramping up the intensity."

Track Premiere: 'Neighbor' (Believing Is Believing) // Pancakes and Whiskey

 

Album Review (Believing Is Believing) // BabySue Music

"Believing Is Believing swerves in and out of all kinds of musical genres, yet the entire time these four gentlemen manage to retain their own sound and style."

Album review (La Normalidad) // Vice Magazine      

Album review (La Normalidad) // Consequence of Sound   

Album review (Calm Down) // Consequence of Sound     

 

Live review // Free Williamsburg

Live review // Death and Taxes

Live review // Neat Beet

Live review // Neat Beet (2)     

Live review // Audiofemme     

Live review // Glamglare      

 

Interview // Brooklyn Based     

Interview // le poisson rouge           

Interview // Not Blood Paint – BreakThru Radio Live Studio [ep 222]

 

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