Hidden behind a mask, anonymous bedroom-pop artist Blood Cultures has been carefully building a dedicated cult following since 2013. The anonymity has allowed for a blank-slate style of music for their listeners—removing any distraction by the artist themselves and placing the entirety of the listener’s focus on the music. In an age when being seen seems to be the mantra many live by, Blood Cultures has consistently refuted—as well as disproved—that notion, creating a prolific intimacy in the music they create.
Their latest single “No Favors,” the last before the release of their upcoming record Oh Uncertainty! A Universe Despairs, rushes with the kind of intricacy the artist is known for injecting into his tracks. A sonic adventure through swirling beats and dreamy vocals, “No Favors” pulses with the kind of deliriously bold, atmospherics that early 00s electronica was known for.
From the Blood Cultures’ Manifesto: “Despite not sharing ourselves in the traditional and physical sense, we instead exclusively share our raw emotional selves by exposing our most personal thoughts, moments, and feelings in the music. Anonymity allows us the freedom to be candid and void of restraint, repercussions, and fear. This music is the most personal thing I have ever done, so the relationship we have with our listeners through this channel is an extremely intimate one.”
Listen to Blood Cultures’ new song “No Favors” below!
Blood Cultures will be going on tour this fall with a stop at The Echo in Los Angeles on November 15. Their debut album Oh Uncertainty! A Universe Despairs is being self-released September 13, pre-order it here.
Blood Cultures Tour Dates
11/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
11/16 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
11/22 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
11/23 – Dallas, TX – Ruins
11/27 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
12/05 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas
12/06 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd
12/07 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right