In support of their newly released sophomore LP “Good Lord“ (released December 30th on New Jersey independent label Baldy Longhair Records), New Jersey xylophone-wielding garage-punks CRAZY & THE BRAINS have premiered the video for the new album’s first single, “Ice Cream” exclusively at Brooklyn Vegan.
Following the release of 2013’s critically acclaimed debut album “Let Me Go,” rising Jersey-based garage-punk phenoms CRAZY & THE BRAINS are announcing, seemingly out of nowhere, their sophomore follow-up LP, titled “Good Lord,” set for release on December 30th c/o Baldy Longhair Records.
Having received an almost endless tidal wave of accolades from prominent press outlets including Vice Magazine’s Noisey.com, The AV Club, MTV Hive, Brooklyn Vegan and more, the band has also boasted multiple appearances on celebrated New York local access – turned national comedy show – The Chris Gethard Show, as well as two live appearances on respected New Jersey radio station WFMU.
CRAZY & THE BRAINS comedic-brand of “don’t-give-a-fuck” punk rock (see new album tracks “I’m Rich” and “A Vampire Weekend”) can best be compared to classic heroes of the genre including The Ramones and The Dead Milkmen, as well as popular modern-day acts such as The So So Glos, Diarrhea Planet and more.
In addition to the new video, the band is announcing a string of upcoming New York and East Coast tour dates, performing alongside likeminded artists such as Slingshot Dakota, Runaway Brother, Shellshag and more, full tour dates below.
“…if you haven’t listened to last year’s Let Me Go, hoooooooly crap, you’re missing out on a good time.” – Noisey.com
“If you’re looking for something new in the Thee Oh Sees/Jay Reatard vein, may we point you to New Jersey four-piece Crazy & the Brains.” – MTV Hive
“…on 2013’s Let Me Go the four-piece took the image of an early-’90s Rancid and imbued it with the joyous sonic qualities of a circus, as its lighthearted nature forgoes the often destructive, nihilistic senses that so much punk still carries.” – The AV Club
“…you can expect quirky folk punk/anti-folk that’s smart, funny and very catchy. They’re also one of the few rock bands with a xylophone player.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“If you’re looking for a good time, call Crazy and the Brains.” – NJ.com
1/10 – Baby’s Alright – Brooklyn NY *
1/10- UCB Theatre -Manhattan NY (11:30pm)
1/15- Northern Soul – Hoboken NJ
2/7- Seed Gallery – Newark NJ
2/20- MOTR – Cincinnati OH
2/21- Maudie’s – Cincinnati OH
2/27- Sidebar – Baltimore MD
4/19- Palisade’s – Brooklyn NY
4/24- Silent Barn – Brooklyn NY ^
* = w/ Runaway Brother + Slingshot Dakota (Brooklyn Vegan event)
^ = w/ Shellshag