It's been three years since Blonde Redhead released their last album, 23, and the few sparse additions to their catalog since then have included mostly movie music: Singer Kazu Makino sang on the soundtrack for a remake of Brian DePalma's Sisters, and the trio scored a documentary about Dungeons and Dragons. The first evidence that BR has been working on their own band's material showed up during this past weekend's Record Store Day on a one-time-only 4AD 12-inch called Fragments. It includes tracks to look forward to from Gang Gang Dance and Ariel Pink, along with this, Blonde Redhead's "Not Getting There," which is a little bit more haunting than we're used to—fewer shoegaze vibes, more ghost-like vocals. But if their last bouts of inspiration came from Siamese twins afflicted with demonic possession or elfin masters of underworlds of their own creation, it's no surprise that their music is taking a darker turn as they continue to progress.
Download: Blonde Redhead, "Not Getting There"