Brazil (band)

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OriginIndiana, USA
GenresPost-hardcore, alternative rock, progressive rock
Years active2001–2007
LabelsFearless Records, Immortal Records
MembersJonathon Newby
Nic Newby
Aaron Smith
Eric Johnson
James Sefchek
Philip Williams

Brazil was a post-hardcore and progressive rock band from Indiana, USA.

Band history[edit]

The band was formed as London in the summer of 2000 by the brothers Jonathon and Nicholas Newby. In early 2001 the band renamed themselves Brazil, taken from the Terry Gilliam film Brazil. In 2002 the band signed a small contract with Fearless Records who released the Dasein EP. In 2004 they released their debut album A Hostage and the Meaning of Life, also released by Fearless Records. The band later signed with Immortal Records to release The Philosophy of Velocity in 2006. In August 2007, Jonathon Newby left the band, resulting in the band breaking up. Their final show was performed on August 18, 2007.


Final Lineup[edit]

  • Jonathon Newby - Vocals (2001-2007)
  • Nic Newby - Keyboards (2001-2007)
  • Aaron Smith - Guitars (2002-2007), Bass (2001)
  • Eric Johnson - Guitars (2002-2007)
  • James Sefchek - Drums (2003-2007)
  • Philip Williams - Bass (2004-2007)

Previous members[edit]

  • Jonny Richardson - Guitars, vocals (2001)
  • Jonathan May - Guitars (2001)
  • Benjamin Hunt - Bass (2001-2004)
  • Matt Miller - Guitars (2002)
  • Alex Bond - Live drums (2002)
  • Andrew Gaub - Drums (2001)
  • Scott Freeman - Drums (2002)
  • Tim Hardy - Live drums (2002)
  • Jason Bradley - Live drums (2003)
  • James Cole - Live drums (2003)
  • Nater Kane - Live drums (2003)
  • Brandon Beaver - Live drums (2003)
  • Christopher Swinney- Live bass (2004)


Compilation Appearances

  • Wrapped Around Your Finger (The Police Cover) - Punk Goes 80s Compilation (Fearless Records, 2005)
  • Cities Made of Snow - Santa Cause Benefit Compilation (Fearless Records, 2006)


Brazil have often been compared to the band At the Drive-In due to having a similar sound and vocal style, as well as both bands having been signed to Fearless Records and working with Los Angeles producer Alex Newport.

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