From Portland, Oregon comes New Bloods, an all-girl outfit in the line of The Raincoats. Normally I couldn’t be happier because like every straight guy I think an all-girl threesome is hot. But listening to “The Secret Life”, I find it very difficult to feel any sort of excitement.
The tribal drums along with the bass lines are extremely repetitive and the violin or fiddle or whatever is just plain annoying. Throw in grating vocals and you’re looking at an album that should’ve kept on living a secret life. The whole thing just sounds like some arty farty experiment gone horribly wrong and I honestly can’t picture anyone listening to the whole thing just for fun.