Word broke after Lolla last year that John Pugh was permanently breaking ranks from dance-punkers !!! to focus on another act. And you didn’t think an ex-!!!er would turn himself over to introspective singer-songwriter fare, right? Pugh was last seen as Chk Chk Chk roadkill, but he’s alive and well in Free Blood, his dirty dance project with Madeline Davy. Here’s the duo’s first video, for “The Royal Family” — sleazy cool track, and the desert/knights video illustrates why John left his old gig: his new dance partner has a little more to Offer.

Free Blood
[Photo by Rebecca Smeyne]

Free Blood’s got a 12″ out on Adventures Close To Home, which features a Hot Chip remix. Check out two other tracks (“Grumpy” in particular) at MySpace. Buy some of their stuff via 7Digital or iTunes. See them live all over the place:

03/11 – Austin, Texas @ Ms. Bea’s
03/12 – Austin, Texas @ Emo Jr.
03/22 – Manhattan, NY @ Lit
03/28 – Barcelona, Spain @ Nitsa Club
03/29 – Paris, France @ TBD
03/30 – London, UK @ TBD
04/01 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
04/02 – Manchester, UK @ Night & Day
04/03 – Birmingham, UK @ Barfly
04/04 – Liverpool, UK @ Korova
04/05 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
04/06 – Norwich, UK @ Art Centre
04/07 – Brighton, UK @ Digital
04/08 – London, UK @ 100 Club
04/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom
04/11 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
04/12 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
04/14 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
04/15 – Montreal, CAN @ Metropolis
04/16 – Toronto, CAN @ Phoenix
04/17 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
04/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/21 – Vancouver, CAN @ Commodore Ballroom
04/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
04/23 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
04/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Filmore Auditorium

Comments (4)
  1. NLP  |   Posted on Feb 19th, 2008 0

    Awesome. And she’s adorable.

  2. will v.  |   Posted on Feb 19th, 2008 0

    i saw them open for les savy fav in brooklyn back in march ’06 and they were absolutely fantastic. they put on a really memorable show even as the first of two openers and i’ve been waiting to hear more about them since, so thank you.

  3. dave  |   Posted on Feb 20th, 2008 0

    nice wallpaper.

    she’s nice to look at too.

    music’s not doing much for me, though.

  4. dan  |   Posted on Feb 20th, 2008 0

    awesome… cant wait to check them out live.. something about girl/guy singers in a band… X, the kills, even Elastica at times.

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