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The Brags

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A great Pop / Punk record. Raw production, lots of energy with a classic sense of melody. I especially loved "Trust". It's about a ten chord song that the band cleverly tricks you into thinking it's a three chord banger. Some of the tracks remind me of early Who, tongue in cheek, rough around the edges with snotty lyrical twists. It's much closer to the original sixties British pop, than the recent deluded nineties rehash. - Marky Ramone / Ramones

Best Power Pop band I've heard in years. The Brags remind me of a time when bands could really write memorable songs, with a live show that really kicks out the jams. - Dennis Dinken / Smithereens

"Great retro punk rock-n-roll stuff. Sounds like DEAD BOYS mixed with STIV's poppier stuff or maybe the great FIGGS. BLONDIE with a guy singer? What a pleasant surprise, maybe a fave release of the month. A couple softer odds and ends tossed in including the amazing "Leaving" which kicks butt on that SUPERGRASS retro crap. Four New Yorkers living in the past which is our gain." –RL
- Maximum Rock & Roll

"Hey, if you like good power pop a la Hanoi Rocks, with the attitude that the original mid-'60s Rolling Stones used to have, then The Brags will make your speakers smile. The band has that classic rawness with just enough backing harmonies to make it radio fodder and enough of a sense of humor in its lyrics to keep it interesting. Kudos on the production (the disc was co-produced by the band and Steve Rosenthal, who is known for his work with Lou Reed and Monster Magnet) for capturing a very live-sounding set of great songs. With standout tracks like "Vinyl", "Trust", "Happily Vacant", "Pretty Girls (Don't Notice Me)"...oh, hell, there's not a crappy fillertrack on this disc." –LMO - The Music Paper

"All right!!! Uh, huh, baaabby! The Brags play glamy, St. Marks, Hanoi Rocks rock 'n' roll in the finest Continental fashion. the best thing here is the first song "Vinyl", which has a great buildup into a crazy catchy "Let the DJ play my song...toooniight" chorus. This is not the most cerebral stuff around, but The Brags play extroverted and well crafted music. It's kinda' good to be reminded that rock bands used to be fun." -Jeffrey White - Pit Report


The Brags - Self Titled (10 Songs)
The Brags - Kings of Oblivion (10 Songs)



The Brags started out together in the late 80's. Honing their craft throughout the 90's in the clubs of NYC, they developed a strong following and reputation as the band to see live. The Brags have recieved worldwide press and underground airplay. You could often find The Brags headlining CBGB's Friday and Saturday nights as well as various residency nights at NYC's famous Continental.