Exclusive Premiere: Before the Brave release LP, ‘Better Country’

Photo: Tyler Hansen Photography After the release of their EP, Great Spirit, three marriages, five moves, and a whole lot of life lived, Before the Brave is back on the scene to gift San Francisco with their first LP, Better Country. As I made a my way to 6th and Market to talk music with three of the five members, I happened upon a seemingly separate occurrence — an older man on the ground in a panic, fending off a group of young men threatening to use his cane to show him how to keep his mouth shut. I stopped for [...]

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Get to Know: Before the Brave

The first time you hear Before The Brave’s latest single "Free", you'll wonder why this inexorably catchy folk/rock/pop song hasn't been played to death on the radio alongside Mumford & Sons and Of Monsters And Men. It certainly contains all the elements of a hit. Jangly guitar lead? Check. Instantly gripping vocal melody? Haven't gotten it out of my head yet. Blissful harmonies? I think I'm in love. Yes, the tune is so vibrant and professional sounding it makes you wonder why this band is still under the radar. Hopefully they won't have to stay there for long. Currently the band is [...]

Giveaway: The Sam Chase, Bonnie & The BANG BANG, Before The Brave

This Friday, Slim's hosts an entire line-up of San Francisco folk-punk locals: The Sam Chase, Bonnie & The BANG BANG, and Before The Brave. It's a show not to be missed because The Sam Chase will be unveiling a new music video for "A Lucky One". It's animated by Murder Dollhouse, the studio that created videos for Sonny & The Sunsets and Social Studies. Watch the teaser for "A Lucky One" below: http://youtu.be/iGIPsZtcMlw Maybe you were lucky enough to catch Bonnie & The BANG BANG during their January residency at Milk Bar, but if you weren't, don't fret. We've got [...]

Review & Photos: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Before the Brave, Kacey Johansing @ GAMH 3/2/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Noise Pop 2013 - Thao and the Get Down Stay Down @ GAMH 3/2/13 - photo by Nic Buron San Francisco's semi-soloist, Kacey Johansing was joined by a quartet of jazz minded players. The arrangements had a dreamlike quality that was rooted in the ground by Johansing's confident earthen pipes. The arrangement was jazzy but the songwriting felted rooted in folk music. They created a fresh juxtaposition that felt like a natural sonic marriage. There was no gimmick to be found here. Before the Brave are a relatively new article. With a solid EP under their belt and a strong [...]

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