Band of Skulls – Bruises is my song of the day

Wow, solid minimalist drums and instrumentals.  Crystal clear vocals and lyrics.  Cool harmonies.  I really dig this multi-vocalist lead band.  These guys are possibly the answer to The White Stripes and The Black Keys from London.  Band of Skulls supplies just as much raw blues grit as the two American modern blues bands do and so, I believe Band of Skulls has truly made modern blues a trans-Atlantic genre.  Modern Blues bands typically rely heavily on shuffle rhythm and massive guitar riffs.  Bruises by Band of Skulls doesn’t miss here and follows through with those elements.  Heavy.


  1. TimeSurfer2100 says:

    That’s preposterous, what do you know about music!!!! ;P

  2. wewanttheworld says:

    I guess I just don’t like the singer’s voice or the musical arrangement. It just doesn’t sit well with me for some reason. You know how some songs just don’t feel right to you? That’s how I feel listening to this song.

  3. TimeSurfer2100 says:

    Common man, “sour by the minute, but you’re sweeter by the hour”. I’m sure I can think of an ex you may or may not have that can fit that description ;). I just think of the hottest, bitchiest bimbo blonde with the worst attitude that you can’t help but love when she wants your attention. Ay ay ay!

  4. TimeSurfer2100 says:

    I hear ya, and agree, these guys aren’t there yet. They’ve been around for 4 years, so let’s give them some time. For me, they have a quality similar to The Black Keys, where you don’t have to really know the song at all and you put it on once and already it sounds familiar and you love it. The song that originally got me into them is called Sweet Sour, let me know what you think..

    1. wewanttheworld says:

      I’m familiar with this song too. It’s got an even weirder video and it’s filled with lots and lots of vamping. The “sweet sour” lyric does get stuck in my head a bit, but I don’t think that I like it there.

  5. wewanttheworld says:

    Hilarious and weird video. Solid song, but comparing them to The White Stripes and The Black Keys is a bit bold. This song doesn’t grab a hold of me like a White Stripes or Black Keys song might. I’m not familiar with their body of work, but based on this song alone I’m not ready to make any type of proclimation regarding their status as a band. The White Stripes and Black Keys are the mountaintop, with the White Stripes a bit higher up for me. Is it a bad sign when the video stands out more than the song does?