After Party in NYC with Bliss Blood (aka The Closest Thing We’re Gonna Get to a Pain Teens Reunion)

So…who here remembers the Pain Teens? Ridiculously influential, crazy-ass psychedelic, punkish noise band, signed to Trance Syndicate, then broke up a decade later, after like a half-dozen albums and a weird, not-really-into-it dance with the edges of fame? Yeah, them.

Well, ex-Pain Teens/Culturcide/Truth Decay member Ralf, now of Future Blondes, and FB bandmate Kirston have got a new project, After Party, and on a recent tour up to NYC, they happened to convince former Pain Teens frontwoman Bliss Blood to get up on stage with ’em and do some Teens songs. According to Kirston, the NY crowd didn’t know what to make of it, but apparently it was pretty badass.

Now After Party are back home, and things are getting even weirder. After the impromptu Pain Teens deal, now it looks like there might be the possibility of a Culturcide reunion, with Dan Workman on board for a show with After Party sometime next month. Keep yr fingers crossed, y’all.

A little closer to now, attendees at tonight’s Mango’s show with Future Blondes, //TENSE//, and A Thousand Cranes might also luck into an After Party performance. They’re not on the official bill, but I’ve gotten word that it could happen — sorry for the late-late notice, but show up around 10PM, and you might well win, eh?

Now, as an added bonus, Kirston’s gotten SCR some extra-special videos from the After Party/Pain Teens performance in the Big Apple with Ms. Blood. The sound quality’s actually pretty good for it being a live-in-the-bar video. For your viewing pleasure…

“My Desire” (Pain Teens)

“Sacrificial Shack” (Pain Teens)

“Goofy’s Concern” (Butthole Surfers)

Big, big, big thanks to Kirston for the videos…


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6 Responses to “After Party in NYC with Bliss Blood (aka The Closest Thing We’re Gonna Get to a Pain Teens Reunion)”

  1. John Cramer on July 24th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    I read about this happening, NY doesn't deserve it!

  2. Ghost of the Machine on July 25th, 2009 at 1:41 am

    It sez the vids are private…

  3. gaijin on July 25th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Hrm. Crap — let me see if I can make 'em public…

  4. Sir Tonk on July 28th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    They're public and click on them if you want the full-size. I've got some Future Blondes and Dead Roses stuff in my youtube channel. We'll be uploading the rest of the tour stuff later and higher quality versions of these three as well.

  5. gaijin on July 31st, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Awesome — thanks, Kirston!

  6. SPACE CITY ROCK » Yr. Weekend, Pt. 3: David Garza + Suzanna Choffel + After Party + Paige Lewis + C.J. Ramone + More on July 19th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    […] Next on my list is a cool show over at Dean’s Credit Clothing (which I honestly didn’t realize was still doing shows ’til recently), with a rare appearance by After Party, which is a project of Ralf Armin of Dead Roses (and Future Blondes, and Culturcide, and Pain Teens, and — oh, hell, you get the idea) and Kirston Otis, currently of Fiskadoro (and also of Dead Roses, too, I believe). If the name sounds familiar, that may be because the last time(?) the band played, they toured up through NYC and played an impromptu show with fellow ex-Pain Teen Bliss Blood. […]

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