We are happy to premiere the new EP by Brainflakes, ‘Someone, Somewhere’. The EP won’t be out until tomorrow via Hidden Home Records (preorder here), but you can already stream the whole thing below and comes highly recommended for fans of Into It. Over It., The Felix Culpa and Polar Bear Club.
Brendon Crave (aka Brainflakes) about the EP:
“I wrote and recorded these songs over the course of two years as a side project between other bands. I wanted to have a project that was totally my own while I was traveling abroad for university studies - something I could treat almost like a personal journal. Thee songs are about various aspects of my life - my studies, playing music, relationships, and my attempt to more beautifully and sincerely relate to those things.“
Sometimes, the simplest truth is the most sincere. For Brendon Crave, aka Brainflakes, that may be said about his motivation to play music: he does it because he feels called to it. Cutting his teeth in the Rockford, IL DIY scene, the young musician found punk, emo, and indie music as a way to express himself feeling like an outcast in his faith, local community, and sometimes within his own head.
After years of playing in different bands and moving to Salt Lake City, Crave decided to focus on his own songwriting. In 2019, he recorded “Someone, Somewhere,” a short, yet concise collection of four emo-punk tracks to be released on cassette come November. Each track is vulnerable but intelligent and wavers between quiet moments of introspection and angst-filled power chords - like traversing universes from Evan Weiss to Chuck Ragan.