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The Bravery @ The Wiltern

August 31, 2009

The electronic, dance, indie rock outfit THE BRAVERY is back and set to headline The Wiltern on Thursday, November 5th. Thickets go on sale this Saturday, August 22nd at 10 AM exclusively online at www.livenation.com.

Formed during the height of New York City’s post-punk revival in 2003, THE BRAVERY combined dance music and indie rock. They got their start in early 2003, several years after Vassar College classmates Conway and Endicott (formerly of the Pasties) performed in the collegiate ska outfit Skabba the Hut. After relocating to the Big Apple, they discovered the Electroclash scene was in full swing. They loved the sound of electronic music made in the basement on piece-of-shit equipment. It sounded new and different, and they wondered if they could take that sound … and add it to a live band, creating a fusion of rock and electronic music. THE BRAVERY and began performing stylish dance rock and an introductory gig at Brooklyn’s Stinger Club gave way to a residency at Arlene’s Grocery, and whispers on the street eventually led the Bravery to a recording contract with Island Def Jam in the States 

After the Unconditional EP appeared in early 2005, critics quickly pounced on the band, with the Village Voice proclaiming THE BRAVERY as “New York’s Official Next Big Thing” while MTV and Rolling Stone deemed them an artist to watch.

A co-headlining tour with Ash in spring 2005 coincided with the release of THE BRAVERY‘s self-titled album, which produced two successful singles in “An Honest Mistake” and “Unconditional.” After more rounds of touring, THE BRAVERY eventually decamped to the studio to work on their next album. Splitting their recording time between Atlanta and N.Y.C., the group’s resulting The Sun and the Moon, which explored added textures and new instrumentation, surfaced in May 2007.

Currently THE BRAVERY are living in an abandoned church in the woods of upstate NY, recording their highly anticipated 3rd album due out in this fall. The new album is being co-produced by Sam and John ‘Rodeo’ Hill; John’s previous work includes the Santogold album and a wide variety of artists including the Maccabees, Amazing Baby, and Shakira. 


THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 5th, 2009

ON SALE SATURDAY – AUGUST 22nd AT 10 AM – Get Tickets at LiveNation.com or by phone at (877) 598-6671.

TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED FREE OF FEES AT THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM BOX OFFICE EVERY SATURDAY FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM TICKETS ARE ALSO NOW AVAILABLE AT SELECT BLOCKBUSTER OUTLETS.

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The Bravery – The Sun And The Moon

June 19, 2009

Label: Island/Def Jam
Rating: 3 Guns

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When The Bravery came out, they were named “New York’s Official Next Big Thing” by the Village Voice. As their career as progressed, they were compared to The Killers and the band did suffer because of that. As similar as The Killers and The Bravery are, their styles are very different. The Bravery’s second album is cross of new wave and rock, but they stay true to their sound.

“Split Me Wide Open” sounds like an unreleased cut by The Cure.

Tragedy Bound” about a girl who was abused by her father and even after his death is still living a damaged life. The telling lyric “I’m starting to suspect she likes abuse” is just so telling. It is a very hard song to listen to.

My favorite tracks are “Believe” and “Time Won’t Let Me Go”. My favorite verse of the whole album comes from “Believe”. “So give me something to believe/cause I am living just to breathe/and I need something more/to keep on breathing for/so give me something to believe”.

“Time Won’t Let Me Go” is about looking back at your life and longing to go back a change the things we regret.

“The Ocean” a mix of strings and acoustic guitars speaks to a love that got away and how the ocean rows them away.