There is an apparent and powerful message here, all you have to do is listen. Let’s begin with the band name itself, Bleeder is also the name of (front-man) Shelby Smoak’s memoirs; a novel detailing his struggle as a hemophiliac who was infected with HIV during a blood transfusion. So now, not only is Shelby getting his story out through his writing but he and his band-mates Drew Speziale and Chuck Campbell are spreading awareness through song. The self-titled debut album is set for release on June 2nd but you can sample the first single “If You” below.
If you are interested in learning more about Bleeder and/or Shelby Smoak’s efforts, click HERE.