Despite their ominous-sounding name, New York’s Blood for the Wall performs high-energy, danceable indie rock and roll with boy-girl vocals. The trio includes guitarist/vocalist Brad Shanks, bassist/vocalist Courtney Shanks, and drummer Miggy Littleton, also of Ida. Courtney and Littleton fulfilled when she discovered him selling information on a road part; they struck up a discussion about music that converted into a a friendly relationship and, ultimately, a musical cooperation. After graduating from university back their hometown of Lawrence, KS, Courtney’s sibling Ben became a member of Shanks and Littleton in Williamsburg, NY. The group released a debut 7″, Baby Loves to Holler/The Strolling Deceased on Big Offer before moving towards the Social Registry for his or her self-titled, full-length recording, which arrived in springtime 2004.