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Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Indie rock, jazz
Years active 2008–present
Labels Unfamiliar Records (Canada)
  • 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.

Member Edo Van Breemen is also noted to have composed the "Sprott Shaw Community College" jingle.


Old World Lies[edit]

Their first release, the EP Old World Lies, was released in 2008[1] on Unfamiliar Records (Japandroids, The Paper Cranes, The Flowers of Hell, Snailhouse, rattail) and received a positive press and blog response.[2][3][4][5][6] It was accompanied by a video for the song "Requiem for a Scene".[7] On October 20, 2010, Brasstronaut performed a rare version of Old World Lies on a balcony in London for the viral music show BalconyTV.[8]

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.[9][10] Previous artists to be offered Banff Centre residencies include Bell Orchestre.


The tracks "Old World Lies" and "Requiem for a Scene" were used in the soundtrack for the game WET.


Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

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


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

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


  1. ^ "Brasstronaut's Old World Lies". CHARTattack. August 26, 2008. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Reviews:: Brasstronaut Old World Lies". Herohill. September 19, 2008. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Brasstronaut". Stranded in Stereo. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ "2008 in Review: My Favourite EPs of the Year". Wolves, Hawks and Kites. December 30, 2008. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ Archived from the original on March 15, 2009. Retrieved March 19, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Brasstronaut – Requiem for a Scene on Vimeo". Vimeo. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  8. ^ [2][dead link]
  9. ^ "Brasstronaut: The New World :: Music". VUE Weekly. 25 February 2009. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  10. ^ [3][dead link]
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  12. ^ "This page is available to GlobePlus subscribers". Retrieved October 20, 2011. (subscription required (help)). 
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