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The Blood Arm at Kesselhaus

Hanging out in Berlin, 2009.

Have a great weekend, y’all.

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Franz Ferdinand After Party

Here you have Ali Bell and I in the dark of the after partáy. Photo by Bob Hardy of Franz Ferdinand. Congrats goes to the band on their greatest-hits-album Hits to the Head. The two new singles are fantastic – as are the rest of the songs.

This photo was taken after the last Franz Ferdinand show in Berlin. My band Mexican Radio opened. I’m so appreciative of their continued support for The Blood Arm and our various musical projects over the years. They are a great band – so go buy that album!

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Turn and Face Me

Photo shoot for The Blood Arm’s third album Turn and Face Me at the James Dean Memorial Junction, Lost Hills, California, 2009.

Photo by Trang Chau.

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Paris 2007

The Blood Arm at La Maroquinerie in Paris, 2007.

Photo by Robert Gil.

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Glasgow 2006

Here I am, at the center of The Blood Arm storm in 2006. Glasgow was always a favorite stop of ours, and this concert at King Tut’s was a scorcher. I love checking out the indie kids of sixteen years ago.

It’s wonderful to look at this photo now, because pulling a stunt like this seems impossible at the moment. I hope to get back to it one day. It’s so much fun.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

Photo by Fiona McKinlay.

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Congratulations, Dyan!

Congratulations to my longtime creative partner, Dyan Valdés , on her debut as a solo artist! If you haven’t heard it yet, please listen to her magnificent new single “Fade Away” via R.I.P. Ben Lee Records. It’s fantastic!

Here we are, a few years back, at a Stereo Total concert. Scroll through to see a bit of our music-loving and music-making history: The Strokes, Nick Cave, The Blood Arm and Mexican Radio. It’s been a wild ride and I’m happy she’s rocking on her own now!

Photos by Maurice de la Falaise, Joe Dilworth, Nora Heinisch, Andrea Augustin, Petra Valdimarsdóttir

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Madame Jojo’s

Basking under blue light at the legendary-London-nightclub Madame Jojo’s, 2011. We were performing “Angela”.

“Angela
Have you ever seen the light at dawn
Inside the apartment of
A hopeless homewrecker?”

Photo by Joel Isaac Black.

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Coffee with Mark

It was wonderful to grab coffee with radio giant Mark Sovel today at HEIDE’s Deli. The Blood Arm used to religiously listen to the station he ran, Indie 103.1, and his show with Steve Jones of Sex Pistols, Jonesy’s Jukebox, back when we lived in L.A. He interviewed us, played our music and acted as a conduit for the scene out there. He’s an absolute legend and I’m honored to be wearing matching t-shirts in this photo. Thank you, Mark.

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The Buff Club, 2007

April 4, 2007: We distribute beer at Glasgow’s The Buff Club and party with Alex Kapranos and Bob Hardy of Franz Ferdinand. Seems like a long time ago now, but boy, did we have fun!

Photos by Sara Simmons.

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Recording Infinite Nights

In 2012, Nicky Walsh came into the studio to capture the recording of The Blood Arm‘s fourth album Infinite Nights.

We were tense—the photos show that. It’s awkward to have a stranger come into the studio, but the results were fantastic, and we’re delighted to have these images now.

I hope you enjoy this little peek into our recording process.