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Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Rock


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Pull From This End (2009)
Hollywood (2009) radio airplay



It was the middle of July 2007. Eastern Oregon was hot, and my year was developing into another dry spell. Working for a business that should have been mine, but didn’t want: which my father happily sold. For twenty or so years, “The Farm” was all of our lives. With out my father, I worked through the dirt, slowly building this album in my head. I would bale straw at night. It was therapeutic, and proved to be very productive, considering this album “Pull From this End.” The title came from a tab on every roll of twine. (Twine, is a nylon rope used to bind the material that is consumed in the process of bailing.) The sticker acted as a guide for all us “dumb farmers”. I’ve seen that sticker millions of times before. Maybe it was desperation, or I just noticed it when I was supposed to. I lived out the rest of the summer, on beans and eggs. Praying for the ideas in my head to become a well-received reality.

Back in Portland… Living with my brother, his girlfriend, and the dog. After a period of time, I moved into a house on Gladstone. This, with my newfound friend Matt Mansel, of “Vintage Media”. I tried playing guitar for them. That didn’t work. So I became “bruhn” and played as their opener. Once at Bltz, in Downtown Portland. A short tour through Eastern Oregon and Boise Idaho(at the Bouquet). Soon, Matt went to school in LA, I got a new roommate and allot less sleep. Oz, as entertaining as he was, was equally a pain in my ass. Didn’t get shit done, just allot of talk, played a couple of low-end shows, with the some new additions.

Met up with an old friend (Mike Alston). He lived in a small house about a block and a half down Gladstone, with a small but established sound studio in the basement/my new living space. I showed him what I had; and like that, we started recording. Mike plays lead guitar on the album, and became a permanent addition to “bruhn”. Jonathan Moore, housemate; played drums, bass and some vocals. We all consider Jon, the “Swiss Army knife of musicians” the man can do everything and do it well. His band is, “Imaginary Airship”. You’ll also hear some female vocals. And me. Chris Bruhn; songwriter, lead vocals, and fumbled guitar.
Now with a steady lineup with (Tj and Jeff). bruhn has been slowly touring the North West one show at a time. Trying to branch out to the rest of the country.