We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Brass Box’s new song “DDM” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album The Cathedral, which is scheduled to be released in April 2019 through LA-based label Dune Altar. You can pre-order the album here.
For fans of Holy Wars, Draemings, Glaare.
Ammo Bankoff of Brass Box commented on the song:
Writing for me is a catharsis of suppressed thoughts, emotions, and energy that can be tangibly challenging to actualize where communication isn’t always direct or obvious. Exploring other works of art can bring up suppressed feelings that can be arduous to express. ‘DDM’ is one of those instances where the story of a young girl ship wrecked in the middle of a desert set in motion a desire to explore those sentiments.
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About the band:
Brass Box allures listeners into a velvet sea of atmospheric waves. Singer and bassist Ammo Bankoff (Tête, Black Flamingo), guitarist Neil Popkin (War Tapes, Rituals), guitarist Matt Bennett (War Tapes), and drummer Pablo Amador (Magic Wands) invite their audience onto the spectral shores of a dream.
After Bankoff booked Popkin’s first Los Angeles show in 2006 alongside one of her earlier projects, the two continued to exchange ideas in Los Angeles’ liminal spaces, running into each other at galleries and warehouse shows. Popkin recalls that he was always drawn to Bankoff’s early projects and artistic vision, but the two were preoccupied by their own pursuits, and collaboration never ensued.
In 2013, a change encounter inspired Bankoff to share her early demos with Popkin. The two realized that they had a symbiotic creative trajectory which become the genesis of Brass Box. Later, the duo added Bennett and Amador as the scaffolding to their intonation. This addition lead to the foundation of their current lineup.
Their leading singles were met with success from an myriad of notable publications including Post-Punk calling its compositions “…a surreal reverie [having] the sonic texture of crushed velvet imbued with the lingering scent of burnt incense and clove cigarettes circa October of 1993,” and LA Record noting them as “…dedicated to making the kind of music that should soundtrack a sand-dune-to-shoreline road movie by David Lynch.”
Top photo by Jenny Rolapp