Entries tagged with: Trevor de Brauw

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Teith, which includes Pelican/Chord's Trevor de Brauw as a member, are no longer a band. However, that's not stopping them from releasing their long delayed, debut LP, Humboldt Park, on January 29 via Migration Media. You can take a listen to Humboldt Park's sprawling 10-minute single "Table of Tourettes" at the bottom of this post. Preorder Humbolt Park via Migration Media's bandcamp.

You'll be able to hear Humbolt Park in its entirety before January 29, when the album gets a listening party at 2PM on January 26 at the Empty Bottle. The event is free, and also features live sets from de Brauw and Yixi Nama.

A stream of Teith's "Table of Tourettes" and Humboldt Park's tracklisting are below...

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a preview of Yuck! (via Saki)

Delicious Design League began as the rock poster design/screenprinting moniker of pals Jason Teegarden-Downs and Billy Baumann in 2006. They've since grown into a full-time design and illustration studio that has cranked out work for just about everyone under the sun (Mozilla / Firefox, Chicago Reader, Lincoln Hall, Empty Bottle, Nike, Insound, etc.). This month, Delicious Design League are exhibiting Yuck!, a collection of screen-printed works, at Saki Records. There will be an opening reception party on January 18 (from 6-9PM), with food provided by Uptown Naturals, beverages provided by Saki, and a musical performance from Trevor de Brauw (Pelican/Chord/solo).

Check out a few pieces of Delicious Design League's work below, including the jaw-dropping album packaging they've done for Pelican and Chord...

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Trevor de Brauw @ Lincoln Hall in June (more by Zach Pollack)

Pelican // Chord guitarist Trevor de Brauw has told us his top 10 favorite things of 2012. As we near the end (of the year, NOT the world), Trevor delivers a list that includes albums, songs, live shows, and major life experiences. Check out his favorite things of 2012 after the jump, but first, a message from the man himself...

There was a fucking ton of good music this year and anyone who claims the contrary needs to stop being a cynic and get on the party train. I feel like almost every one of my favorite bands/musicians made new albums this year, many of which were career highlights. Additionally great new bands are popping up at a rate that's difficult for semi-old-timer's like myself to fathom. For this year's top ten I reluctantly decided it was unfair to include clients from my PR career (difficult because I did press for so many great records, including, but not limited to, OM, Zammuto, OFF!, Codeine, William Basinski, Mono, Hundred Waters, EL-P, etc) - in part because they have the unfair advantage of me automatically obsessing over their albums, but also because it feels weird ranking them against one another. Fuck it, they're all great. But as for things I have less difficulty ranking, here's a small sample of my 2012 obsessions:

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Trevor de Braw @ Lincoln Hall in August (more by Zach Pollack)

As mentioned, experimental music festival Neon Marshmallow kicks off its four-night run at The Burlington tonight (Thursday, November 15). Tonight's show will be headlined by Windbreaker and features Guardian Alien, Dolores Dewberry, and Trevor de Brauw. In addition to his groups Pelican and Chord, Trevor crafts ambient, guitar-centric drones under his given name. He's shared a new one today, called "They Keep Bowing," which was recorded in North Carolina "sometime around 2006." If you purchased a festival pass to Neon Marshmallow, this is one of the complimentary MP3s you received. For those who haven't purchased a pass, you can take a listen to "They Keep Bowing" at the bottom of this post. As another one of de Brauw's songs urges, "Don't Be An Asshole," and get to The Burlington tonight.

Stream "They Keep Bowing" below...

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As mentioned earlier today, the 2012 edition of Neon Marshmallow is set to take place at The Burlington from November 15-18. The festival lineup has arrived tonight, and includes Pelican/Chord member and solo artist Trevor de Brauw, Thurston Moore, Greg Fox's Guardian Alien, MV & EE, Running, Julian Lynch, and many more acts. Festival passes are on sale now, and come with MP3s from Windbreaker, Ryley Walker, and more. Of course, you could take your chances and pay per-day at the door but we don't recommend it (and there might not be room for walk-ups).

Scope the full festival schedule-by-day below...

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by Parker Langvardt


Though probably not his busiest year in music, Trevor de Brauw has been working on a diverse array of projects. His heavy instrumental group Pelican released their EP Ataraxia/Taraxis and toured Europe in April, playing Bonnaroo last week. After a pair of Southern Lord showcases in California, they will be performing at Lincoln Hall on June 29 with Anatomy of Habit and Redgrave. Tickets are still available.

De Brauw's ambient collaboration, Chord, also shared a bill with Anatomy of Habit on June 12 at The Hideout. They released their album Gmaj7 on June 5, along with recordings of their performance at the Empty Bottle that led to the album. Miracle Condition collaborated with Chord on the second track of Gmaj7 (Empty Bottle - 11/20/10), and their drummer Pat Samson is featured on the studio recording "Gmaj7 (Kinesis)". Gmaj7 is available on vinyl via English label M.I.E. Music.

He also performed solo for the first time in several years with an ambient set at the Empty Bottle on March 26, which was recorded and posted to his Soundcloud with the title "Don't Be an Asshole." He will be playing again on Tuesday (6/19), with Sweet Cobra, Old Baby, and Electric Hawk at Lincoln Hall. Tickets are still available.

Trevor and I spoke yesterday about one-chord jams and not being an asshole, among other things. Our chat begins below...

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Chicago metal band Sweet Cobra are gearing up for the vinyl release of 2010's Mercy, due out on July 17 via Hawthorne Street Records, and have scheduled a big hometown show at Lincoln Hall on June 19th. Support will come from Louisville supergroup Old Baby, who are comprised of members of Young Widows, Workers, Phantom Family Halo, and Slint, Trevor de Brauw, whose group Pelican play their own Lincoln Hall show on June 29, and Electric Hawk. Advance tickets are on sale now.

Sweet Cobra will also play the Bottom Lounge on August 25, acting as main support for Shiner's first of two shows at the venue. Coincidentally, Electric Hawk are also included on that bill too.

Old Baby debut EP, Misunderstanding Human Behavior, was released last month via Hawthorne Street Records. The group's sound draws a little bit from each of its members' respective projects, falling somewhere in the psych/hard rock range. Take a listen to the album track "Pale As Man" at the bottom of this post. Purchase Misunderstanding Human Behavior via Hawthorne Street's webstore.

Song streams from Sweet Cobra and Old Baby below...

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by BBG


Kwaidan will headline a show at the Empty Bottle TONIGHT (3/26). Kwaidan is a new project that features the talents of Mike Weis (Zelienople), Andre Foisy (Locrian), and Neil Jendon on drums, guitar and synth respectively. The 100% FREE show will also feature a stellar lineup of local favorites including appearances from Winters In Osaka (who have a new split with Fossils), Trevor de Brauw (of Pelican/Chord), and Dead Dragon Mountain (9:30 start time). Kwaidan recently released a new cassette via Accidental Recordings and you can stream a snippet of that below.

In related news, Locrian recently signed on to do a new LP with Relapse Records. The label will also release The Clearing in a two-disc deluxe version with bonus material as The Clearing/The Final Epoch. Locrian and Mamiffer recently teamed for a collaborative LP, and Eugene Robinson of Oxbow interviewed the bands about it.

Stream that Kwaidan material below.

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Chord (featuring Trevor de Brauw)

Like Bruce Lamont, Chicago's own Trevor Shelley-de Brauw of Pelican and Chord (who played with Bruce Lamont at Empty Bottle last week) told us about his favorite albums of 2011. Check out his whole detailed list below and catch him live on 12/28 at The Burlington with Head of Skulls and Planetsexploder.

Trevor's list below...

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