Brasstronaut

Brasstronaut

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Talented multi-instrumentalists playing music influenced by Radiohead, Grizzly Bear, Beirut, Sigur Ros, Miles Davis and more, yet sounding completely unique and relevant while their live show creates a whole new musical experience for the audience.

Biography

Hailing from Vancouver, BC, Canada, Brasstronaut is an experimental, orchestral rock outfit with tendencies to dabble in electronica. Brasstronaut was formed in 2004 by the eclectic duo of electronic music producer Edo Van Breemen and trumpetist Bryan Davies which eventually evolved into a 6-piece.

In 2009 they took part in a 3-month residency at the Banff Centre to write and record their first album. Their debut LP, Mount Chimaera, was released on March 2010 to critical acclaim. The album was honored with a nomination for the 2010 Polaris Prize and won Socan’s 2010 Echo Songwriting Prize for their song ‘Hearts Trompet’.
Brasstronaut has twice toured North America from Vancouver to Washington D.C. Their following North American tour in March/April 2010 encompassed showcases at CMW and SXSW. Past festival appearrances include POP Montreal 2008 & 2009, Sled Island 2009, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2010, Hillside 2010 and Rifflandia 2010.
Internationally, Brasstronaut is making waves at festivals like Iceland Airwaves (’09), and In the City (’10) and been on 2 full European tours, including appearances at The Great Escape, Walk the Line, Incubate, Waves, and Reeperbahn festivals.
Brasstronaut is getting ready to release their sophomore LP, recorded by Colin Stewart (New Pornographers, Black Mountain, Dan Mangan) in May of 2012.

Discography

Old World Lies EP
Mount Chimaera
Opportunity EP

Set List

Insects
The Grove
Hearts Trompet
Francisco
Requiem for a Scene
Fan
Slow Knots
Mixtape
Hand Behind
Falklands
Bounce
Moonwalker
Mean Sun
Revelstoke Dam