Blonde Redhead

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: indie indie rock alternative female vocalists rock dream pop post-rock shoegaze Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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US alternative rock band Blonde Redhead, whose members boast Italian and Japanese heritage, was formed by singer-guitarist Kazu Makino (Japan), Amedeo Pace (b. Milan, Italy; guitar/vocals), and twin brother Simone Pace (b. Milan, Italy; drums). The band’s history can be traced back to when the Pace brothers emigrated to Canada at the age of 13 and then attended the Berklee College Of Music in Boston. There they formed a jazz trio with Kazu, previously a collaborator with Marc Ribot. Her voice has often been compared with that of Björk, and it is primarily her distinctive on-record persona that helps distinguish Blonde Redhead from other alternative rock hopefuls.

The trio made their debut in 1993 with a 7-inch release on Steve Shelley’s (Sonic Youth) Smells Like Records, but from that time onwards have had to suffer continual and somewhat erroneous comparisons with that band. Since their debut they have released numerous...

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