Blood and Water is a 4-piece alternative rock/ska band from the East Bay in California. Having joined together in 2004 through their local youth group, and a common love for Five Iron Frenzy, the band is fronted by the brothers Brad and Matt Hagmann, and backed by Jason Barnes and Matthew Trettin. Inspired by bands like The O.C. Supertones, Jimmy Eat World, Acceptance and Weezer.
Blood and Water recently finished up their 2nd LP with Dove Award-winning Producer, Masaki Liu (Five Iron Frenzy, The W's, Matisyahu). The album is called "In Character" and will be released in mid-July.
The band has also had the opportunity to share the stage with such artists as Hawk Nelson, Lincoln Brewster, No Use For A Name, We Shot The Moon, The Wedding, Stellar Kart, The Audition, The Classic Crime, and Showbread, as well as performing at prominent music festivals, including the recent Joshuafest, at which the band drew a crowd of 750+ to the side stage.
Blood and Water is currently signed to the SF-based Indie label, Eden Records, and is endorsed by/affiliated with C28/Not Of This World Clothing, Viper Drums, Indie Vision Music and TOMS Shoes. The band also did a recent photo-shoot with acclaimed photographer, Ryan Russell (Paramore, Foo Fighters, Death Cab For Cutie).
Brad Hagmann - Guitar/Vocals
Matt Hagmann - Bass/Vocals
Jason Barnes - Drums
Matt Trettin - Guitar
Sooo Fun!| Posted September 16, 2012
Blood and Water has a fantastic ability to make you want to roll down your windows and sing along! Their music is very catchy; you WILL find yourself singing it throughout your day. The lyrics are sincere and relate-able.
An example, "Wake up! Wake up! The Son is rising."
You feel as if you've been listening to their music for years once you've heard it. :D ...And besides, they're just a bunch of really nice guys!! So, go check out their music, and if you're really blessed, you'll catch 'em at a show!