S

Exclusive Premiere: BRAINSTORM “Flat Earth”

brainstorm-heat-waves-flat-earth

Be sure to check out BRAINSTORM's new album "Heat Waves" out now on Tender Loving Empire

Even though it’s autumn, BRAINSTORM has just released the video for one of the best summertime dance anthems of the year. The Portland, Or., art pop band’s song “Flat Earth” combines alt-cumbia rhythms with a retro AM radio sound reminiscent of The Zombies or The Troggs. The result is an irresistible song that simply makes you want to move. This is not entirely new territory for the band, who has made a name for themselves building pop songs by weaving together west African pop with soulful 60s sounds. When your iPod is filled with nothing but soundalike indie rock, BRAINSTORM is a breath of masterfully executed fresh air.

Their new album, “Heat Waves,” gets a boost with production by Robby Moncrieff, who engineered Dirty Projectors’ iconic indie album “Bitte Orca” along with Youth Lagoon’s 7″. On “Heat Waves,” BRAINSTORM’s members Adam Baz, Tamara Barnes and Patrick Phillips show off their ability to make an excellent album of inescapable pop melodies, layered over shimmering drums, textured guitar lines, and energetic vocals. You can buy the album on iTunes.

The video for their single “Flat Earth,” which we are premiering today, was shot and directed by James Mitchell (from the band Nurses) along with BRAINSTORM’s Adam Baz who said, “”We just wanted to write something simple: a driving dance track with thick vocal harmonies and an explosive finale. Something irresistible and fun.” That blueprint was fully realized both on the album and in the captivating track, “Flat Earth.”

Watch BRAINSTORM “Flat Earth”:

BRAINSTORM tour dates:

10.10 Washington, DC @ Black Cat #
10.11 Philadelphia, PA @ Goldilock’s Gallery #
10.12 Baltimore, MD @ Golden West Cafe #
10.13 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium #
10.14 Red Hook, NY @ Bard College
10.16 New York, NY @ CMJ
10.17 New York, NY @ CMJ
10.18 New York, NY @ CMJ
10.19 New York, NY @ CMJ
10.21 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop w/ Sleeping Bag
10.22 Fayetteville, AR @ Nightbird Books
10.23 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
10.24 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk w/ Dignan Porch
10.25 Marfa, TX @ El Cosmico
10.26 Santa Fe, NM @ Betterday Coffee
10.28 San Deigo CA @ Bar Eleven
10.31 Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
11.01 San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout
11.03 Sacramento, CA @ Bows and Arrows w/ Appetite
# = with Dinosaur Feathers and Shark?
^ = with Dinosaur Feathers

Want the latest news from IFC? Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @ifctv.

Tags: , , , , , , ,


Powered by ZergNet

http://www.ifc.com/fix/2012/10/exclusive-premiere-brainstorm-flat-earth Exclusive Premiere: BRAINSTORM “Flat Earth” type:title title:exclusive-premiere-brainstorm-8220-flat-earth-8221 articles type:post-type post-type:articles mlocker type:author author:mlocker Music type:category category:music Brainstorm type:post-tag post-tag:brainstorm Exclusive Premieres post-tag:exclusive-premieres Flat Earth post-tag:flat-earth Heat Waves post-tag:heat-waves post-tag:music Tender Loving Empire post-tag:tender-loving-empire video post-tag:video Videos post-tag:videos music type:primary-category primary-category:music /media/ephemeral0/docroot/ifc.com-r4854/live/wp-content/themes/rainbow/page.php type:page-template page-template:media-ephemeral0-docroot-ifc-com-r4854-live-wp-content-themes-rainbow-page-php auto-tagged
  • Newest
    comment-stream childrenof:http://www.ifc.com/fix/2012/10/exclusive-premiere-brainstorm-flat-earth reverseChronological
  • Oldest
    comment-stream childrenof:http://www.ifc.com/fix/2012/10/exclusive-premiere-brainstorm-flat-earth chronological
  • Most Replied
    comment-stream childrenof:http://www.ifc.com/fix/2012/10/exclusive-premiere-brainstorm-flat-earth repliesDescending
  • Most Liked
    comment-stream childrenof:http://www.ifc.com/fix/2012/10/exclusive-premiere-brainstorm-flat-earth likesDescending
Comments(
childrenof:http://www.ifc.com/fix/2012/10/exclusive-premiere-brainstorm-flat-earth
)
childrenof:http://www.ifc.com/fix/2012/10/exclusive-premiere-brainstorm-flat-earth childrenof:http://www.ifc.com/fix/2012/10/exclusive-premiere-brainstorm-flat-earth type:comment -(user.state:ModeratorBanned OR state:ModeratorDeleted,SystemFlagged,CommunityFlagged) -source:Twitter safeHTML:aggressive children -(user.state:ModeratorBanned OR state:ModeratorDeleted,SystemFlagged,CommunityFlagged) safeHTML:aggressive http://www.ifc.com/fix/2012/10/exclusive-premiere-brainstorm-flat-earth Exclusive Premiere: BRAINSTORM “Flat Earth” type:title title:exclusive-premiere-brainstorm-8220-flat-earth-8221 articles type:post-type post-type:articles mlocker type:author author:mlocker Music type:category category:music Brainstorm type:post-tag post-tag:brainstorm Exclusive Premieres post-tag:exclusive-premieres Flat Earth post-tag:flat-earth Heat Waves post-tag:heat-waves post-tag:music Tender Loving Empire post-tag:tender-loving-empire video post-tag:video Videos post-tag:videos music type:primary-category primary-category:music /media/ephemeral0/docroot/ifc.com-r4854/live/wp-content/themes/rainbow/page.php type:page-template page-template:media-ephemeral0-docroot-ifc-com-r4854-live-wp-content-themes-rainbow-page-php auto-tagged
AMC Networks AMC IFC Sundance TV WE tv IFC Films AMC Networks International
Copyright © 2014 IFC TV LLC. All rights reserved.