More Pray For Brain CD reviews

More reviews of the Pray For Brain CD " None Of The Above" are trickling in:

"Ah, some contemporary malcontent music that blows to doors off their hinges...this crew mixmasters world/jazz/prog/funk/fusion into a heady brew that's anything but one shaded sludge. With everyone heading off in different directions and somehow meeting in the middle, if you want to play this for grandpa, make sure he was into ‘Bitches Brew' Miles or else you'll give him a heart attack and really turn this into killer stuff. This is the kind of stuff genre busting ears require. Well done. " MidWest Record, 5/22/2014.

The Santa Fe Reporter also dug it: 

"[Pray for Brain]... scoff at the concepts of time signatures and common structure for 11 genre-defying tracks that both entice and challenge the listener. This album somehow delivers an experience that is all at once disjointed and experimental, yet accessible and catchy. ... there is a level of restraint that serves the songs well and drives them forward into heretofore locally unknown areas of jazzy brilliance. If nothing else, None of the Above is an album for music technique aficionados and proves that complicated music is sometimes so cool, you’ve just gotta get behind it. " Alex DeVore, Santa Fe Reporter, May 7, 2014

The release also got mentioned in The Oakland Press,  and we got prog airplay Memorial  Day Weekend thanks to Gagliarchives Radio and Progressive Ears.

We'll share as they come in!




Pray For Brain's CD "None Of The Above" : Where to get it

As the Pray For Brain CD "None Of The Above" approaches the official street date of April 15 , the distribution machine is up and running. Here's where to get it:

Amazon (hard copy). Amazon digital is also available here.

A more personalized source for digital downloads is available through the 7dMedia shop (support indie labels!) :)

And yes, we are on iTunes!

Hard copies are also possible at CD Baby.

Reviews are arriving in advance of the release, and more are to come.


Pray For Brain 's 'None Of The Above': the first reviews are in

The first two reviews of the Pray for Brain CD 'None Of the Above' are in.

First , many thanks to Mel Minter for his fabulous blog write up: 

Fair warning number one: the music on the premiere release from Pray for Brain, featuring Mustafa Stefan Dill (guitars, oud), Christine Nelson (bass), and Jefferson Voorhees (drums, percussion), may induce you to dance naked in the backyard and howl at the moon.

That may also be a good way to describe the genre of music the trio writes and plays.

Arabilly, indofunk, sufisurf, and countryeastern—terms the group has coined in an attempt to convey what they do—don’t quite cover it.

It’s easier to say what it isn’t. It’s not power-trio rock, surf music, or funk. It’s not Sufi devotional music, bhangra, or jazz. It’s not bluegrass, jam band, or flamenco. In fact, as the title says, it’s None of the Above, but it does incorporate elements from all of the above, sometimes within the same song. It’s an ecstatic dance party perfumed with coriander. ...

Read his full take here at this link.

The CD also got reviewed in Pasatiempo, the Santa Fe New Mexican's weekly arts magazine:

The group’s more intense moments are evocative of hard/experimental rockers like Primus (during that band’s more mellow moments), as in “Grind Responsibly,” in which a driving straight-ahead intro in five quickly transitions into a jazzy swing feel and comes all the way back to the beginning by song’s end. The album has been a long time in the works.... But the wait was worth it, particularly for anyone who enjoys unique crossover music that is familiar enough to not deter the ear and sounds as fun to play as it is to listen to.

 Catch the full review at this link.

 More review copies are being sent out, we'll post the feedback as it comes in.