Brace! Brace! - 1st album out - Parisian shoegaze & dreampop music
For their first album, Brace! Brace! focuses on the search for melodic nuances and the exploration of new structures, isolated in quasi-autarky into a Jura chalet transformed for the recording into a makeshift studio.
10 days of recordings will allow them to put on tape this first opus, where the writing of Thibault Picot is now mixed with that of Cyril Angleys (whose voice resonates on 3 tracks), Antoine Barbier and Simon Lapillonne.
Born of this collective effort, this first LP reveals a singular quirk, where the disorder comes quietly disrupt the pops momentum. The opportunity also to assume a particular group identity, a jumble sometimes invoking the "weird-pop" spirit of Unknown Mortal Orchestra or Metronomy, the illuminated guitars of Deerhunter without denying a 90's aesthetic cradled to the sound of Blur and Dinosaur Jr. For this third collaboration with Barth Bouveret (Good Morning TV), the production of the album focuses this time on exploring new horizons, but above all on affirming a singularity whose contours were outlined in the previous installments of the band.
WHAT DO THE MEDIA THINK?
"This first single allows us to grasp the deep identity of the band : "weird-pop" in a Unknown Mortal Orchestra way surfing on influences from rock garage to indie 90's (Dinosaur Jr) and actual pop like Metronomy. One of the biggest 2018's revelation!" Les Inrocks & Les Inrocks
"our music is on mouvement : some sound textures with a "pop" format, but deformed by our arrangements choices." France Culture
"Brace ! Brace ! manage to deviate from the "interchangeable french support rock band" and to hang the ear thanks to clever arrangements, slightly abrupt changes of tone, drawer structures and full chorus on the guitars." Noisey
"This excellent band smells west coast, the music reminds Wavves" Rolling Stone
"...the entire album is so attractive, homogeneous and successful that it commands respect." Mowno
"Imposing newcomer on the new Parisian rock scene" Tsugi
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