TRACK PREMIERE: BRAINSTORY “MNEMOPHOBIA”
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Much-loved Rialto band Brainstory—interviewed here—announced a few weeks back that they’d signed on with Big Crown for an album and single with legendary producer L. Michels, a name known and revered among anyone with an interest in soul and funk music. (Behold his discography here.) This promises to be a partnership for the ages, and the B-side of their “Dead End “single proves it: “Mnemophobia” supercharges Brainstory’s already distinctive sound, connecting their characteristically acrobatic melodies and float-above-it-all vocals with a Michels production job that makes this sound like a Love ballad as arranged by Curtis Mayfield. (“Hell Below” or “Future Shock” meets “Laughing Stock”?) It’s a song about uncertainty and introspection, but even with that subject matter it sounds nothing but confident and powerful, and naturally, the band is as excited about this as we are:
“‘Mnemophobia’ is a track we are excited to share with the world because we are totally gassed about how it came out,” they tell us. “We couldn’t have imagined in our wildest dreams the type of sound and production workin with Leon Michels has given our music. We’re elated to receive so much love from new listeners around the world since releasing music with Big Crown Records and it’s only da beginning! Stay Buck!!!”
Brainstory’s “Dead End” 45 is available digitally from Big Crown—and get that Thee Lakesiders 45 we reviewed if you ever get a chance! Like so many Big Crowd releases, this is a vital record … if you can find it! Brainstory will put out their L. Michels-produced full-length this fall.