Drops New Twenty One Pilots Cover”Heathens / Jumpsuit”
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Debut Brass Against EP Out Now
On the new cover, Brad Hammonds shares: “Twenty One Pilots are so unique and we’re always on the lookout for new songs to arrange. The first time I heard ‘Heathens’ I fell in love – it’s dark, wicked, heavy and at the same time really poppy somehow. We wear jumpsuits in our videos and on stage and so thought ‘Jumpsuit’ would be a fun one to tackle. I love how heavy the ending to that one is – and thought it would give ‘Heathens’ a super heavy ending. After recording we weren’t sure if it would work – but I love how it turned out!”
The group released their debut EP Brass Against EP on Friday, April 10th, 2020. “This EP marks our first foray into writing after doing interpretations of others’ songs for the last two years,” shares Hammonds.”We can’t wait to release these three tracks and to continue writing and recording. The process has been the most rewarding thus far.“
“Brass Against relies on the dedicated individualism of our members to do what we do. Therefore, we embrace everyone’s freedom of speech and expression, regardless of our differences,” explains vocalist Sophia Urista.”While we believe that anger, questioning authority, & fighting for freedom are vitally meaningful ways of expressing ourselves in society, we also hope to portray the absolute importance of acceptance, vulnerability, togetherness, excellence, curiosity & love. When our fans hear the new EP we want them to, ultimately, feel a connection (through our stories) to the strength within themselves, and thereby, those around them.”
ABOUT BRASS AGAINST:
Brass Against is a collective of artists, led and curated by Brad Hammonds, who share in the goal of creating brass protest music that calls fans to action.
Brass Against was formed in 2017 due to the political climate and feeling there was a real need for politically charged music. In the summer of 2017, Brad Hammonds met with Andrew Gutauskas (Baritone Sax and Musical director), played through a few Rage Against The Machine tunes, called their friends to help create a video, and Brass Against was born.
Brass Against has since toured Europe twice, including 12 sold out shows on their first outing in early 2019. Additional appearances include various festivals including Boomtown, Pukkelpop, Wacken, Download Madrid, and more, as well as an opening for Lenny Kravitz at the O2 Arena.
The collective started off strong in 2020 with shows in Australia, festivals in New Zealand (Splore and Electric Avenue) and Indonesia (Java Jazz Festival), headlining European shows later this year, and are scheduled for performances at U.S. festivals Summer Meltdownand Summer Camp Music Festival.
Over the past two years, Brass Against has released three full length albums including renditions of songs from Rage Against The Machine, Tool, Audioslave, and more, featuring vocals from Sophia Urista, Liza Colby, Samuel Hope, and more.
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