Brice Woodall

Brice Woodall

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandAlternativeRock

"...like Andrew Bird in space."- Performer Magazine

Biography

Merging the North Virginian penchant for melody with the explosiveness of Chicago rock, Brice Woodall writes between worlds. Stretched between the Windy City and his east coast roots, his music draws upon the musical idiosyncracies of each region, peaking in the center as a distinct brand of muscular, synth-tipped indie pop. His latest release Id Escaped was conceived in Chicago as a series of acoustic bedroom demos. With the help of longtime collaborators Trevor Bittinger and Mark Lewis, they grew into fully fledged rock tracks. The two Richmond natives had formerly been active within DC’s brutal post-hardcore scene, and their history can be heard within a predeliction for landing huge guitar moves and ferocious percussive attacks on the EP. Woodall’s signature drum machines skitter against full-blooded rock orchestration as they coil together into tight, infectious progressions.

The roots of Woodall’s music lie as deeply within electronica as they do within his more immediately traceable predecessors: the ’90s indie rock innovations of The Flaming Lips, Grandaddy, Sparklehorse, and Radiohead. From behind a collection of drum machines, Woodall mines the depths of underground dubstep to bolster his swirling melodic creations.

Writing from dreams, Woodall has transcribed a journal of psychic detachment, of running from onesself through haunted subconscious spaces. His lyrics craft narratives of paranoia and isolation in a world where one is always being watched. But amid the dystopia arise moments of relief in companionship and the hope of escape. Every move of the record is suspended by Woodall’s unwaveringly sincere falsetto, carrying lyrics that pulse from the delicate enigma of a fully imagined world. Id Escaped follows the struggle of the conscious mind through constantly encroaching danger on an engine of sparkling pop hooks and lushly layered melody.

December 2011-"...his songs are magnetic and penetrating...and Brice sounds like a psychedelic version of Gary Numan."-thedadada.com

October 2011-" 'Sea of Knives' is one stop-what-you're-doing melody after another. Don't Sleep."-blahblahblahscience.com

August 2011- "'Id Escaped' is a top release for me from the first half of this year."-indieball.com

September 2010-”His voice has the dreamy quality of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, and it’s fun to browse his YouTube channel to hear his latest compositions..”-www.richmondmagazine.com

January 2010- “…like Andrew Bird in space.”- Performer Magazine

August 2009: Chicago, IL
Brice Woodall and the Positrons play @ Millennium Park on the Pritzker Pavillion stage

March 2008: Chicago, IL
Brice Woodall and the Positrons sign to AEMMP Records (Columbia College)

February 2008: UK
Brice Woodall and the Positrons tour the UK. Included in the tour, an XM Satellite Radio session @ Abbey Road Studio, and a gig at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

August 2006: Indianapolis, IN
Brice Woodall and The Bots performed at the Midwest Music Summit

October 2005: New York, NY
Brice Woodall is crowned the grand prize winner of the Independent Music World Series (NE). Brice was chosen out of six finalists competing before a panel of twelve judges that included representatives from Billboard, EQ Magazine, J Records, Dubway Studios, BMI, Rolling Stone, Spin and Bad Company.

January 2003: Nashville, TN
Brice Woodall was awarded honorable mention in the 2002 International Songwriting Competition for the song “Awkward.” The competition looked at 7,000+ entries from around the world before selecting 26 winners in 7 categories. Judges for the competition included: Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty), Andy Summers (The Police), Eddie Kramer (Producer/Engineer, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, etc.), Kim Stephens (VP of A&R, Atlantic Records), David Bendeth (VP of A&R, RCA Records)’ Arif Mardon (VP of Manhattan Records), Jeff Fenster (VP of A&R, Island/Def Jam Records), and Monte Lippman (President of Universal Records).

Hometown
Chicago, IL

Discography

2011-Brice Woodall 'Id Escaped'
2011-Brice Woodall 'Devil Take You!'(collection of home recordings)
2010-Brice Woodall & the Positrons 'A Tiny Gleam of Light'
2008-Brice Woodall & the Positrons 'Sine Wave Sea'
2006-Brice Woodall 'Feathery Trigger'
2004-Brice Woodall 'Trouble on the Land'

Set List

Can play up to 20+ songs in a headlining set