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WATCH // Brazos Live Session at Braund Sound

Happy Friday! Celebrate the end of your week with a new live session from Brazos! Recorded at the ever-excellent Braund Sound, the videos feature “How the Ranks Was Won” and “Charm.” Both tracks are from Brazos debut album Saltwater, out on May 28. Watch the performances in our Youtube playlist above.

Brazos head down to Martin’s former hometown of Austin next week to play a few shows for SXSW. You can check out the full schedule below. After the festival, they’ll head back to NYC for a residency at Cameo Gallery.

 
TOUR DATES:
03/14/13 – Austin, TX – Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 8:00pm
03/16/13 – Austin, TX – 1000 E 5th (Shiner/Do512) 1:00pm
03/16/13 – Austin, TX – The New Movement (Pop Press International) 2:30pm
04/16/13 – Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery*
04/23/13 – Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery*
04/30/13 – Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery*
05/07/13 – Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery*

* = Residency

SHOW ALERT // Brazos Play NYC’s Pianos on March 5

Earlier this week we introduced you to our newest family member BRAZOS! If you live in New York City and are looking for something to do on March 5, we have the answer! Go see Brazos play a show at PIANOS with Empress Of! Presented by BrooklynVegan and Gorilla vs. Bear, the show is ONLY $5 (dannng) and starts at 7PM. Details and ticket information.

Still need to meet Brazos? Become acquainted by watching the new music video for “How The Ranks Was Won” – posted below!

CHEERS // Brazos Sign to Dead Oceans, Announce Sophomore Album & Music Video

Enter –> BRAZOS! It has been a long time coming, but today we have the greatest pleasure of welcoming Brazos to the DOC family. Fronted by Martin Crane, Brazos is a New York City by way of Austin outfit that’s about to take residency in your musical brain and stay forever.

In addition to Brazo’s signing, we have a brand new album to announce! Saltwater is Brazos sophomore work, constructed out of a creative lull and two years spent finding one’s foundation. The album drops May 28 and pre-order information will be here imminently. Until then, check out the artwork below and the track listing at the bottom of the post.

You can hear [see] the first single [video] today! Premiering this morning at SPIN, “How The Ranks Was Won” “rolls forth with a breezy, downright jaunty ease, all of those comely oohs, playful strums, and bouncy rhythms provide a vehicle for ideas far more complex….” Martin explains the video concept below! WATCH ABOVE.

“‘How the Ranks Was Won’ is about a kid who finds the empty ship his ancestors came over on which is now a ghost ship. He boards it, and takes it back. It’s about taking charge of your memory and your past. I thought it would be funny to do that in modern life. In the video I get a text message from a memory (or maybe my cell phone is secretly trying to control me?), it consumes me, I ride the dreamworld, I come back, then the dreamworld rides me.”

 
Saltwater Track Listing
1. Always On
2. Charm
3. How the Ranks Was Won
4. One Note Pillow
5. Valencia
6. Deeper Feelings
7. Irene
8. Saltwater
9. Long Shot

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