Erik Blood is a Seattle-based producer, multi-instrumentalist, and singer/songwriter. His production work and collaborations with some of the Northwest’s favorite artists (TheeSatisfaction, Shabazz Palaces, Moondoggies, The Lights, The Turn-Ons among others) have garnered praise from music journalists and fans alike.
In May 2009, Erik Blood released his first solo album “The Way We Live”. The album debuted at number one on KEXP’s variety chart and was hailed by The Stranger upon it’s release: “Crafted with care and expertly produced, The Way We Live seems destined to attain pop-classic status.”
Erik next released “Music From the Center of Gravity” – a full-length film soundtrack, his first. Mixing dreamy ambient soundscapes, textured synths, and anchored by three lush pop songs – the score serves as the backdrop to the moody Sao Paolo set film “Centro de Gravidade”. Directed by Steven Richter, the film premiered at the Sao Paulo Film Festival in Fall 2011.
After a busy period of producing, mixing, and engineering a variety of projects for artists like Crypts and Stephanie, Erik returns to release his next solo LP “Touch Screens”. Due out August 7th 2012 on vinyl or digital download, the twelve tracks of “Touch Screens” explore pornography from the points of view of the participants, viewers and creators. Ranging from “blistering shoegazer psych-rock to hazy dream-pop” (Don Yates – KEXP) on “Touch Screens” Erik Blood again demonstrates his formidable skills as a songwriter and a producer.