Philadelphia’s BRASS have officially released their new three-song EP, A SMALL BREATH, for free digital download. For more information, go here. For instant gratification, voila! The band will also be pressing a very limited run of 100 CDs, which will be available at shows and on their website in a couple of weeks.
A Small Breath was recorded by students at Drexel University in January and February as part of an engineering course. Bravo, higher education! These three songs sound amazing, continuing the tradition of beautifully-clashing aesthetics established on Brass’ recent eight-song debut, Set & Drift. Both releases masterfully establish a common ground between soaring melodies, heart-stopping crescendos and math-y, post-punk rhythms. A must-listen for fans of The Dismemberment Plan, Sunny Day Real Estate, Jawbox or Circa Survive.
And while we’re in a giving mood, you can also download three MP3s from Set & Drift here. Happy listening!
Heartfelt melodies and epic songwriting…this is quality music. – Mutiny Zine
Brass can boast that they just overtook the indie scene with an artful swipe at the gold of debuts. – Smother
Set & Drift is the sound of a band truly finding their own unique voice, and it’s intoxicating. – Sound As Language
Unpredictable song structures, fluid guitars and vocal crescendos, Brass take a perpendicular approach to melody without being abrasively post-punk or emo. – Read Junk