THE BROBECKS

THE BROBECKS

 Simi Valley, California, USA
BandAlternativePop

The Brobecks is the part time solo project of Dallon Weekes,
who is also the bass player for Panic! At The Disco. The Brobecks are most often described as 19th Century Indie-pop with a fusion of orchestra and at times a Vaudevillian swagger.

Biography

The Brobecks is the part time solo project of Dallon Weekes, whom also is the bassist for Panic! At The Disco.

The Brobecks Referred to by some as ”19th Century Indie pop”, is a fusion of orchestra and pop, with at times a Vaudevillian swagger.

Weekes has a preference towards fuzzy synth lines and full-bodied drums, which he makes evident throughout nearly every track. These cuts are crafted out of quirky fusions of percussion, bass and an ever-lively synth in addition to varied theatrical styling of the other instruments(such as horns and strings), brought in throughout the course of his music.

Many of his tracks have lush backing, pulling in a number of musicians to provide instrumentation (including an ambitious figure we all know from The Dear Hunter and Phantom Planet).

Weekes' orchestration, is always lively and full, it's Weekes' vocals and lyrics themselves that draw the album like Violent Things, towards its much more, dark mysterious side.

The album Violent Things, opener track "Goodnight Socialite", seems to be normally reserved for the villains of Tim Burton movies. This raises a point of how some of Weekes' music plays out, largely like some form of play.

Weekes' drawing in on his sultry darker side with his most recent album's lyrics, still reverts back on some tracks to his romantic, quirky pop side.

The History of the name:
The band was named after a phantom person at Dallon’s school with the last name of “Brobeck”. There was speculation that this person did not even exist. Thus, a “Brobeck” is like an anonymous person who no one really knows much about.

Weekes recorded The Brobecks studio debut 'Violent Things' tracks with Producer Casey Crescenzo of the band The Dear Hunter. The record also guest features Darren Robinson of Phantom Planet on guitar.

URB Magazine Top 100 bands to watch
”Adorable, intelligent indie-pop.” - SPIN Magazine
Indie Pop Band of the Year (2007 & 2008)- SLC Weekly

www.myspace.com/brobecks

Discography

Released Album in 2009; "Violent Things"

The albums single “Second Boys will Be First Choice” was added to the regular daily rotation of Salt Lake City radio station X96 (KXRK), something which had never been done with an unsigned act in the stations 20 plus year history. The song reached number one within 3 days and stayed there for 3 weeks. The song ‘Love at First Sight’ was also added and debuted at #8 on x96’s Top Ten daily songs list.

*Selected for:
Delta Airlines: 'Sonicbids Indie Showcase' Program: Love Songs (Jan/Feb 2010)
play a song on the in-flight radio.

*Songs from recent album "Violent Things" being played at PacSun stores around the U.S.

*Was featured on PacSun's music website:
http://music.pacsun.com

*Endorsements By:
Orange Amps
Mogami Audio Cables
Kala Ukulele Brand Music Co.

Set List

Used to playing 30-40 minute sets. Songs will always vary, but mostly all from the 'Violent Things' album. A few from past eps and albums; Die Alone, Break Your Arm, Christmas Drag