by Andrew Sacher
NYC's Crazy and the Brains have been playing around here for a while, making appearances at places like Sidewalk Cafe's Antifolk Festival and opening for Jeffrey Lewis. If either of those things ring a bell, you probably have an idea of what Crazy and the Brains sounds like, and if not, you can expect quirky folk punk/anti-folk that's smart, funny and very catchy. They're also one of the few rock bands with a xylophone player.
The band released their debut album, Let Me Go (which features a guest appearance from The Moldy Peaches' Adam Green), back in 2013, and this week they put out a new video for one of its tracks, "NYC." Check out that video, plus the video for the album's title track, below.
Crazy and the Brains will be celebrating the new "NYC" video with a video release show in NYC TONIGHT (5/16) at Shea Stadium with their pal Jeffrey Lewis, plus Heeney and L.A. Boobs. Admission is $8 at the door. Show flyer and set times below.
In June, the band will go on a tour which begins with a WFMU live appearance in Jersey City on 6/11. All of their dates are listed, with the videos, Shea show info, and more, below...
Crazy and the Brains - "NYC"
Crazy and the Brains - "Let Me Go"
FRIDAY, MAY 16 AT SHEA STADIUM (20 Meadow St)
8:45 - L.A. Boobs
9:30 - Heeney
10:15 - Crazy & The Brains
11:15 - Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams
Crazy and the Brains -- 2014 Tour Dates
5/16 Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium (Video Release Show) w/ Jeffrey Lewis
6/11 Jersey City, NJ - WFMU Live Appearance (3am - 6am)
6/13 Washington, DC - Electric Maid
6/14 Baltimore, MD - Sidebar
6/16 New Orleans, LA - Hotel Vegas
6/17 Birmingham, AL - The Nick
6/19 (Day) Houston, TX - Cactus Records Instore
6/19 (Night) - Houston, TX - Mangos
6/20 Austin, TX - Victoria House
6/21 Denton, TX - Dan's Silverleaf
6/22 Dallas, TX - Twilite Lounge
6/27 Orange County, CA - Programe Skate Shop
6/28 Long Beach, CA - Bull Bar