Freakender presents: Tracy Bryant (LA / Burger Records)Gig
17 December 19:30 - 23:30
Very very excited to have ex-Corners frontman Tracy Bryant play Glasgow for the first time! Been hooked since I heard 'Subterranean' a couple years back, one of my favourite tracks maybe ever, check it out, get hooked then come see him and band on 17th December at Sleazys!!
Tickets available soon.
Los Angeles based musician Tracy Bryant, as a one of a kind solo artist, is speaking out as an outstanding singer/songwriter who isn’t afraid to dig below the surface. With his work he is filling the gap between lush pop-arrangements and a genuine, distinctive sound. One not hard to enter, but no way to just pass by. While Tracy Bryant’s music may call out as a memento from the lonely highway, we can’t help but wish to join him on his journey.
As the frontman and founder of post-punk experimentalists Corners, he recorded the group’s first album, Beyond Way, in his Echo Park apartment in 2012 with just a four-track tape recorder. While the follow-up LP, Maxed out on Distractions, was very much a group effort, Bryant has continued to cultivate the haunted, solitary sounds that permeate through Beyond Way on his own. Corners toured the U.S. and Europe extensively before Bryant decided to end the band in early 2016 to fully focus on his solo endeavors.
His first full length solo album “Subterranean” was released February 19th, 2016 on Burger Records. Imbued with the studied swagger of Lou Reed and the emotionally damaged earnestness of Johnny Thunders, the 12 songs are a logical extension of Beyond Way’s dark Americana, with layered acoustic guitars, hypnotic electric leads and hushed vocals setting an eerily inviting tone. Recorded in the Arizona desert by Matt Rendon of The Resonars, it was tracked mostly live with the help of friends Joo-Joo Ashworth, Jeremy Katz (Froth) and Cameron Gartung (Mystic Braves). The album garnered positive reviews worldwide and peaked at #43 on the CMJ radio 200 chart.
Upon its release, Bryant embarked on a full band European tour supporting King Khan And The Shrines which culminated with a sold-out show at the 800 capacity Columbia Theater in Berlin, Germany. The band followed the tour with a successful debut at 2016’s SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas.
The song “Subterranean” is featured in the Volcom surf film "Psychic Migrations" which also includes songs by Thee Oh Sees, White Fence & more. The film premiered in theaters all over the globe and was distributed worldwide on DVD. The soundtrack was released on limited 12” vinyl by Light In The Attic Records for Record Store Day 2017. “Subterranean” was also featured in the 2016 Transworld Skateboarding film “Substance”.
Recently, Bryant and his band have performed several headlining shows around the west coast as well as playing support shows for Tijuana Panthers, CFM and Guantanamo Baywatch. The Band also performed for this years WSL surf competition at the Billabong House on the North Shore of Hawaii.
With an all-star new band line up consisting of Nick Murray (Thee Oh Sees / White Fence) on drums, Brian Allen (Burnt Ones) on bass and Miles Luttrel (Useless Eaters) on second guitar, the group will be on the road touring the west coast up to Vancouver Island, Canada to play Otalith Festival as direct support for Twin Peaks and Kevin Morby.
To introduce Bryant’s new album “A Place for Nothing And Everything in its Place” (out on Burger Records October 20th, 2017) he will head over to Europe and the UK for a month long tour in November joined by his European backing band of Danny Kendrick (The Mallard, Marble Arch) on drums, Brian Allen on bass and Leonard Kaage (Jawbones, Anton Newcombe & Tess Parks) on second guitar.