Julia Brown (band)

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Julia Brown
OriginBaltimore, Maryland
GenresIndie rock, indie pop, lo-fi, bedroom pop
Years active2013 - 2016 (2013 - 2016)
Associated actsAmerican Pleasure Club, Ricky Eat Acid, Starry Cat, Mad Dads

Julia Brown is an American indie pop band from Baltimore, Maryland.


Julia Brown began in early 2013 after the break up of the band Teen Suicide, with the release of their debut studio album to be close to you via Birdtapes.[1][2] They would feature on a split with Modern Baseball and Old Grey the same year and toured throughout the year until their last concert in October, and the band fell inactive as Sam and Torts reformed Teen Suicide with J2 on guitar soon after.

In 2014, Julia Brown released their second studio album independently (and on Joy Void Recordings in 2016), titled An Abundance of Strawberries.[3][4][5][6]

In 2018, a compilation titled 'An Abundance of BSides & Shit' was released on the group's Bandcamp page.

Band members[edit]

  • Sam Ray – lead vocals, lead guitar (2013 - 2014)
  • Dan "DC" Collins – rhythm guitar, keyboards, bass (2013)
  • Alec "Torts" Simke – bass, keyboards, backing vocals (2013 - 2014)
  • John "J2" Toohey – drums (2013 - 2014)
  • Caroline White – viola, backing vocals (2013 - 2014)



Studio albums

  • to be close to you (2013, Birdtapes)
  • An Abundance Of Strawberries (2014, Self-released; 2016, Joy Void Recordings)


  • "Library" B/W "I Wanna Be A Witch" (2013)


  1. ^ Greene, Jayson. "Julia Brown - To Be Close to You". Pitchfork. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  2. ^ "EP: Julia Brown – to be close to you". The Up-Turn. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  3. ^ Ward, Adam. "Julia Brown - An Abundance of Strawberries". Portals Music. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  4. ^ McDermott, Patrick. "Listen To Julia Brown's Self-Leaked "An Abundance of Strawberries"". The Fader. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  5. ^ Geffen, Sasha. "Beyonce, D'Angelo, and the albums that don't make year-end lists". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  6. ^ Scott, Linzy. "Music You May Be Interested In (It's All Really Good!)". WRVU. Retrieved 23 June 2015.