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SVB Exclusive: ZERO FOR CONDUCT Keep the Grooves “Rollin’” on New Track

“…a pop-fueled rock record full of deceptive complexity, indie rock quirkiness, earworm hooks, and a bit of Touch and Go angularity. Fans of Dinosaur Jr., fIREHOSE, Hüsker Dü, and the like, will want to keep an eye out for it.” … Continue reading

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Adventurous jazz guitarist Brandon Seabrook embraces his metal roots – The Chicago Reader

“…five complex, idea-packed instrumentals with wildly shifting time signatures, rapid-fire chord changes, sinister riffing, and characteristically spastic solo explosions from Seabrook.” – The Chicago Reader

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And, of course, Anal Trump: The year in band names 2017 – The A.V. Club

“Tracks from this year’s Last Moments Of Misery: “Black Sky Absorbs You In,” “Thorn Sized Wounds,” “The Tear Between Life And Love,” “Dreading My Exclusion.” That whale is a real mope.” – The A.V. Club


BRANDON SEABROOK’s Needle Driver EP Review – SonicAbuse

“If the presence of Martin Bisi is a boon when it comes to piquing the interest, then the presence of a Nefarious Industries catalogue number on the sleeve is of paramount importance. Self-described as “the home of a bunch of … Continue reading

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Brandon Seabrook’s ‘Needle Driver’ – Nextbop

“Guitarist Brandon Seabrook‘s new album, Needle Driver, is quick and dirty. It could hardly be classified as a jazz album, but we’re going out on a limb and saying it is anyway. […] Allison Miller has always had a steady … Continue reading

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Full Album Stream: Brandon Seabrook’s NEEDLE DRIVER – Decibel Magazine

“Brandon Seabrook’s Needle Driver are one of those groups that really are almost impossible to classify, because “avant-jazz” and “alternative metal” just don’t do the band justice. Fronted by guitarist Brandon Seabrook and supported by bassist Johnny Deblase (Sabbath Assembly) … Continue reading

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Review: Brandon Seabrook’s NEEDLE DRIVER – MoshPitNation

“Like a large syringe being driven into the base of your brain stem by avante-garde genius Brandon Seabrook himself, his newest project NEEDLE DRIVER definitely lives up to its title. Scorching solos, bone crushing chord progressions, and hanging onto one … Continue reading

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From Dizzy Gillespie to Brandon Seabrook to Michael Leonhart to Jason Moran, in Take Five – WBGO

“If you know Brandon Seabrook, you probably know the role he plays as a human special effect, on guitar or banjo, in all manner of experimental settings. (In this space last week, he turned up as a member of Tomas … Continue reading

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Review: BIONATOPS “Voices” – Metal Temple

“Like cats fighting in a bag, you are not quite sure what is going on until they emerge.” – Metal Temple

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Premiere: Stream the melodic, dreamy new album from HUMANS ETCETERA, Intelligent Skeleton – Treble

“HUMANS ETCETERA is the project of U.S. citizen Christopher Henry, who lives and records in China. The album is a melodic, sometimes dreamy, sometimes abrasive indie rock record that recalls the likes of alt-rock heavyweights like Failure as well as … Continue reading

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