Brian Southall

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Brian Southall
Birth name Brian Michael Southall
Born (1982-02-16) February 16, 1982 (age 32)
Origin Detroit, Michigan US
Genres Post-hardcore, experimental rock, ambient, emo, pop-punk
Occupation(s) Musician, vocalist, talent manager, producer
Instruments Guitar, drums, keyboard, synthesizer, vocals
Years active 1999–present
Labels Cloud Over Head, Skipworth, Forge Again, Thorp (fordirelifesake)
One Day Savior, Ferret (Boys Night Out)
Triple Crown (The Receiving End of Sirens)
Equal Vision (Isles & Glaciers)
Associated acts fordirelifesake (guitar, 1999–2004)
Rescue (guitar/percussion/piano/vocals, 2000–2003)
Boys Night Out (drums, 2004–2006)
The Receiving End of Sirens (guitar/keys, 2007–2008)
Isles & Glaciers (guitar/keys, 2008–2010)
Motion City Soundtrack (tour manager, 2009–present)
The Company We Keep (guitar/bass/programming, 2012–present)
Website www.myspace.com/islesandglaciers

Brian Michael Southall (born February 16, 1982 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American guitarist, drummer, keyboardist, vocalist, producer, and band manager. He is known for playing in bands fordirelifesake, Boys Night Out, The Receiving End of Sirens, Isles & Glaciers, and The Company We Keep. He is also the tour manager for Motion City Soundtrack.

Musical career[edit]

fordirelifesake (1999–2004)[edit]

Southall joined post-hardcore band fordirelifesake in 1999. He recorded both full-length albums by the band; Breathing in Is Only Half the Function and Dance.Pretend.Forget.Defend. He left the band in 2004 in order to join another group.

Boys Night Out (2004–2006)[edit]

After leaving fordirelifesake, Southall joined fellow post-hardcore band Boys Night Out. He recorded their second album, Trainwreck, and their digital-only EP Fifty Million People Can't Be Wrong, before leaving the band in late 2006.

The Receiving End of Sirens (2007–2010)[edit]

Southall left Boys Night Out in order to join experimental rock band The Receiving End of Sirens in 2007. He recorded their second and final studio album, The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi, before the band's break up in 2009. However, on December 22, 2009, he announced that they would be playing Skate Fest 2010 as a reunion and final show.[1]

Isles and Glaciers (2008–2010)[edit]

Southall was later announced, in the December 2008 edition of Alternative Press, to be the official guitarist and keyboard player of experimental post-hardcore supergroup Isles & Glaciers. He has recorded their debut EP, The Hearts of Lonely People, and played the band's first and only show at SXSW.[2][3][4] The group has done nothing since this show.

In late 2010, Jonny Craig announced that Isles & Glaciers has broken up, stating that the band was "only a one time thing".

During November of 2014, Isles & Glaciers released a remix EP that was composed entirely by Southall. The EP was not well received by fans, and subsequently tarnished the reputation of the band.

The Company We Keep (2012)[edit]

In 2012, a new band featuring Justin Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack, Brian Southall, Amy Brennan and Brendan Morgan was announced. The band is called The Company We Keep[5] and they announced their debut self-titled EP on April 24, 2012.[6]

Discography[edit]

with fordirelifesake
  • Breathing in Is Only Half the Function (Cloud Over Head/Skipworth, 2002)
  • Breathing in Is Only Half the Function [Remastered] (Forge Again, 2002)
  • Dance.Pretend.Forget.Defend (Thorp/Skipworth, 2004)
with Boys Night Out
with The Receiving End of Sirens
with Isles & Glaciers
with The Company We Keep

Production/additional musicianship[edit]

with Craig Owens

References[edit]

  1. ^ Southall, Brian (December 22, 2009). "Twitter / brian southall". Twitter. Retrieved August 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Alternative Press". Alternative Press. Retrieved August 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Isles & Glaciers first performance (Altpress.com exclusive) on Vimeo". Vimeo/Alternative Press. March 23, 2009. Retrieved August 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ "AP: FEATURES – Isles & Glaciers". Alternative Press. March 23, 2009. Retrieved August 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Welcome". January 9, 2012. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Company We Keep Announce Debut 7". February 23, 2012. Retrieved February 23, 2012.