Band To Watch: BRAHMS
They have just four demos, but things are heating up nicely for NYC trio BRAHMS. Which is fitting: Despite the Depeche Mode coldness to their instrumentation, their songs feel far warmer. With 127 years just three months to their name they can’t point to much yet, though where they can point is notable: The band’s opened for folks you know (Passion Pit, and more local luminaries like Telepathe, Jessica 6, Class Actress, Lemonade), landed some solid slots at SXSW (including a stop at the Levi’s/FADER Fort), and are working on remixes for the likes of Neon Indian, Bear Hands, and the Joy Formidable. A quick embrace from local luminaries, yes, but the studied, percussive new wave of instant jam “Brought It Out” clearly defines why.
The trio comprises Eric Lodwick, Drew Robinson, and Cale Parks, who you might recognize from Aloha or White Williams, or himself. For more, download their demos at BRAHMSBAND.com for the price of an email. A full album’s in the works this summer, in the interim there will be live shows. First up is tonight when they’ll open for Lemonade and Delorean at Mercury Lounge. If you have tickets (it’s sold-out), get there early — BRAHMS hit at 8PM. Otherwise, they’re at the Mill in Hartford, CT supporting Sleigh Bells. It’ll be like this, just with less couches: