Brasstracks continued carving out their corner of New York City by dropping their latest EP, “Before We Go”. The title alludes to the EP being the duo’s final project before they drop their first studio album.
Continuing to play by their own rules, Brasstracks\\\’ new EP stayed away from the drum machines and MIDI synths that have taken over much of hip-hop. Instead, Ivan and Conor have utilized live instruments with heavy-weight-hip-hop. A blend of R&B soul with live horns and percussion became Brasstracks calling card. Brasstracks recruited rising stars from wide-ranging genres to collaborate and create the new EP. Their ability to utilize a multitude of differing genres without losing their unique sound, has never been on better display. Their most ambitious project yet, “Before We Go” showed Brasstracks at their finest.
Brasstracks shared some words about their upcoming EP and plans afterward.
“We’re BEYOND excited to share this music with you, but we realized you may not know what this project is all about, or the story behind some of the songs. Most people have so far thought that “Before We Go” is some sort of sign of our hiatus or of us splitting up as a band. Exactly what we wanted to you to believe, but it’s certainly the opposite of what’s going on. Truthfully, we just needed to get these songs to everyone, “Before We Go” start and finish an album. Our journey has only begun. It’s going to take some time, and we promise not to starve you guys with music – but that’s the root of it.
For Those Who Know was for our fans who stuck with us through an awkward transition from electronic and bombastic to more live and nuanced, from Soundcloud to Spotify and Apple, etc. Before We Go is a declaration for not just our fans, but for everyone, that we are here to stay, and the next project is going to be even bigger.”
Before We Go Tracklist:
- Will We Ever Know (Intro)
- Everything I Got (feat. Anthony Flammia)
- Follows (feat. Grace)
- Vibrant (feat. Pell)
- I’m Alright (feat. R.Lum.R)
- Snowdaze (feat. Charles Gaines)
- Will We Ever Know (Outro)
The Vibrant Tour (remaining dates)
February 22nd – San Diego, CA – Music Box
February 23rd – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
February 27th – Vancouver, BC – Imperial
February 28th – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo House Of Music
March 1st – Seattle, WA – Neumos
March 2nd – Portland, OR – Star Theater Portland
March 5th – Boise, ID – Reef
March 6th – Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse Saloon
March 7th – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
March 9th – Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom