Brasstronaut

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Brasstronaut
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Indie rock, jazz
Years active 2008–present
Labels Unfamiliar Records (Canada)
Website http://www.brasstronaut.com/
Members Bryan Davies (trumpet)
Edo Van Breemen (piano, vocals)
Brennan Saul (drums)
John Walsh (bass)
Tariq Hussain (guitar)
Sam Davidson (clarinet)

Brasstronaut is a band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with roots in pop, rock, and jazz. They were formed in 2007. Their current line-up consists of Bryan Davies on trumpet, Edo Van Breemen on piano and vocals, Sam Davidson on clarinet and EWI, Tariq Hussain on lap steel & electric guitar, Brennan Saul on drums and John Walsh on bass.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2012 — Mean Sun (Unfamiliar Records)

EPs[edit]

  • 2008 – Old World Lies (Unfamiliar Records)
  • 2011 – Opportunity (Digital Kunstrasen)

Old World Lies[edit]

Their first release, the EP Old World Lies, was released in 2008[2] on Unfamiliar Records (Japandroids, The Paper Cranes, The Flowers of Hell, Snailhouse, rattail) and received a positive press and blog response.[3][4][5][6][7] It was accompanied by a video for the song "Requiem for a Scene".[8] On October 20, 2010, Brasstronaut performed a rare version of Old World Lies on a balcony in London for the viral music show BalconyTV.[9]

Mount Chimaera[edit]

The band spent early 2009 in Banff, Alberta recording their full-length debut as part of a Winter Music Creative Residency at the Banff Centre. After postponing the release date of September 23, they revamped and re-recorded some of the songs in private studios in Vancouver and finally released Mount Chimaera on March 2, 2010.[10][11] Previous artists to be offered Banff Centre residencies include Bell Orchestre.

Awards[edit]

Polaris Prize[edit]

Mount Chimaera was longlisted for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize.[12]

ECHO Songwriting Prize[edit]

"Hearts Trompet" from Mount Chimaera won the SOCAN ECHO Songwriting Prize in 2010.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://exclaim.ca/musicreviews/generalreview.aspx?csid2=33&fid1=41433&csid1=138
  2. ^ Brasstronaut's Old World Lies. CHARTattack (August 26, 2008). Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  3. ^ Reviews:: Brasstronaut Old World Lies. Herohill (September 19, 2008). Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ Brasstronaut. Stranded in Stereo. Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  6. ^ 2008 in Review: My Favourite EPs of the Year. Wolves, Hawks and Kites. Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ Brasstronaut – Requiem for a Scene on Vimeo. Vimeo.com. Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  9. ^ [3][dead link]
  10. ^ Brasstronaut: The New World :: Music. VUE Weekly (February 25, 2009). Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  11. ^ [4][dead link]
  12. ^ This page is available to GlobePlus subscribers. Theglobeandmail.com. Retrieved on October 20, 2011.
  13. ^ ECHOWinner2010. Socan.ca. Retrieved on October 20, 2011.

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