Mon. Dec 16th, 2019

The Bloody Muffs: Hardest working band in NY

BiographyThe Bloody Muffs make dirty pretty. Formed in NYC in 2009 (although the history goes back a little further), Bryan Defiance, Jessica Carmen and Kat Kaos, quickly gained notoriety with the release of two albums in 6 months, 12/4/09 saw the release of Heavy Flow and 6-4-10 saw the release of Sloppy Seconds.
Right around then, things took off. Starting with a legendary performance on WFMU (“The Bloody Muffs took the live room with their ballsy rocked out punk, still unbelievably revved up at 4am…”-Diane Kamikaze,WFMU Beware of The Blog Jun 21, 2010),then a series of shows around NYC, followed by their first US tour in October 2010.
In 2011, the band continued playing at home and on the road, earning the moniker “the hardest working punk band in NYC.” In June, they embarked on their second US Tour. Internet radio stations like No Sale Radio and Podunk Radio began playing their music on multiple dj’s shows. The band began began making some important connections to bands around the country.
In 2012, the band simultaneously released a 3 Way Split Album with Midnight Saints (VT) and More Beer Please (MA), and their 3rd full release, Blue Waffle Breakfast.
The bands 3rd US tour kicked off in June, and their reach expanded into major markets like Chicago, Austin bringing new fans to the band in droves.
Over this period of time, the band was featured on nearly 2 dozen compilations.
The band was running so hard, they slowed things down to regroup and write the fourth album. And concentrated on the home front in 2013. Unfortunately, Jessica Carmen left the band in June of 2014 leaving the question of “how would the band survive?”
The Bloody Muffs answered that question with a resounding YES! Joining the band on bass in June was Doctor. The band began writing and dropped the new material on NYC in summer of 2014. The audiences saw that the band hadn’t lost a step!
In early September, the new line up toured the eastern Midwest, gaining new fans at every stop, while assuring the existing fan base that they are on a path of conquest!
Now back home in NYC, the band is continuing writing and has their usual full calendar, maintaining the moniker, “the hardest working punk band in NYC”

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