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Crazy & the Brains cover Jim Carroll’s “People Who Died” on new LP (listen)

Crazy Brains Into Ugly

Super fun NJ punks Crazy & the Brains are gearing up to go on tour supporting the killer lineup of Leftover Crack and Negative Approach, and they’re also putting a new album out right before that tour begins. It’s called Into The Ugly, it was produced by Pete Steinkopf of The Bouncing Souls, and it drops November 23.

We’re premiering the lead single, which is a cover of The Jim Carroll Band‘s 1980 power pop classic “People Who Died” (which Against Me! also covered this year). It’s pretty faithful to the original, but revved up in that Crazy & the Brains way (and, as you’d expect from this band, embellished with xylophone). They also added in their own verse: “Baby look at me, living out the dream, and you swore, you were sure it could never be, left me all alone, damn that was cold, kicked in my head, cracked in my skull, eat a tostada naked yeah its good to be alive, if you didn’t make it see you on the other side.” Their version rips, and you can stream it below.

Tracklist
1. Hell No
2. Feng Yuan
3. Fiesta
4. Mine
5. Hot Sauce
6. Hail Mary
7. Turquoise Flamingos
8. Devil Dogz
9. People Who Died

Crazy & the Brains — 2018 Tour Dates
NOV 25 – SYRACUSE, NY LOST HORIZON ^
NOV 26 – PITTSBURGH, PA REX THEATRE ^
NOV 27 – BUFFALO, NY MOHAWK PLACE ^
NOV 28 – CHICAGO, IL THE METRO ^
NOV 29 – DETROIT, MI THE MAGIC STICK ^
NOV 30 – YOUNGSTOWN, OH TBA *
DEC 01 – PHILADELPHIA, PA UNDERGROUND ARTS ^
DEC 02 – BROOKLYN, NY BROOKYLN BAZAAR ^
DEC 03 – BOSTON, MA BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL ^
DEC 04 – WASHINGTON, D.C. TBA *
DEC 05 – VIRGINIA BEACH, VA SHAKA’S ^
DEC 06 – GREENVILLE, SC THE FIRMAMENT ^
DEC 07 – ATLANTA, GA MASQUERADE ^
DEC 08 – JACKSONVILLE, FL 1904 ^
DEC 09 – TAMPA, FL THE ORPHEUM ^

^ – w/ Leftover Crack, Negative Approach
* – Crazy & the Brains only

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