Indie rock quintet Brighton MA will release Oh Lost on April 2 on Fast Plastic Records. The band’s anticipated new album was produced and mixed by Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse, Secret Machines) at Engine Studios in their hometown of Chicago.
Brighton MA formed in 2006 when Kerstein and drummer Sam Koentopp left The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir and hooked up with arranger/guitarist Jim Tuerk, later adding guitarist Joe Darnaby and bassist Jon Ozaksut. The band has been applauded for their innate lysergic folkie, noise-pop aesthetic and bold vulnerability, garnering favorable comparison to The Walkmen, The Flaming Lips and Bob Dylan. They’ve shared stages with Spoon, The Arcade Fire and Old 97’s, and had songs featured in television shows such as Gossip Girl, Community, Castle, Ghost Whisperer, and One Tree Hill. Most recently, their signature tune “Good Kind of Crazy” was licensed by Jack Daniels for an international TV and web campaign that aired though 2012.
Sat, Mar. 16, 3pm – Barn Fantastico – Austin, TX (Chicago I Love You SXSW showcase)
Sat, Mar. 16, 6pm – Bangers – Austin, TX (Rachael Ray SXSW House Party)
Sat, Mar. 16, midnight – Bourbon Girl – Austin, TX (RedGorilla Music Fest showcase)
Thurs, Mar. 21 – O’Leavers – Omaha, NE (w/ Tim Kasher)
Fri, Mar. 22 – Mike n Molly’s – Champaign, IL (w/ Tim Kasher)
Sat, Mar. 23 – Schubas – Chicago, IL (w/ Tim Kasher)
Thurs, Apr. 11 – The Arc – Ann Arbor, MI
Brighton MA will tour in support of Oh Lost all through 2013 and will soon announce an extensive slate of post-SXSW touring.