Stir the Blood Once, the Bravery were the answer to that burning question: Can jocks be goth? With their pummeling synth-rock, they sounded like the kind of guys… Stir the Blood Once, the Bravery were the answer to that burning question: Can jocks be goth? With their pummeling synth-rock, they sounded like the kind of guys… 2009-12-01 The Bravery Rock
Music Review

Stir the Blood (2009)

The Bravery, Stir the Blood | GOTH JOCKS The Bravery
GOTH JOCKS The Bravery
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Dec 01, 2009; Lead Performance: The Bravery; Genre: Rock

Once, the Bravery were the answer to that burning question: Can jocks be goth? With their pummeling synth-rock, they sounded like the kind of guys who'd steal the Cure's lunch money. No more: Their third album, Stir the Blood, was written after singer Sam Endicott's girlfriend attempted suicide, and he has never been more vulnerable. He wanders around post-Katrina New Orleans, grieves for drug addicts, even drifts into some 
 lullabies. Yes, he's still angry — check out the video for the awesome industrial pounder "Hatef---," where some dude gets stabbed in the groin. But he's far more empathetic now that there's a reason behind all that rage. B

Download This: Listen to the song Hatef--- at myspace.com

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Originally posted Nov 24, 2009 Published in issue #1078 Dec 04, 2009 Order article reprints
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