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Formed in 1993 by Japanese singer Kazu Makino and Italian twins Simone and Amedeo Pace, and forged in the noisy underbelly of the New York alternative scene, Blonde Redhead has charted a path that has taken it from screeching underground noise rock to fragile, glacial, minimalist melody without ever losing the essential rawness at the heart of its sound.

Since moving to British label 4AD for 2004’s “Misery is a Butterfly,” Blonde Redhead has been on a three-year cycle of new releases and touring. The trio is currently coming to the end of the cycle that began with 2010’s electronic and synth-inflected “Penny Sparkle” and has a new album, “Barragan,” scheduled for release in September.

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