Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Brainstory - "Peach Optimo"

Photo by Carlos Garcia

Brainstory is a Los Angeles based band consisting of brothers Kevin and Tony Martin along with Eric Hagstrom. The trio's latest single, "Peach Optimo," is named after a favorite cigar wrap they used for blunts as teenagers, and is about the nostalgia of growing up in a suburban life, both the boredom and fun. It's a psychedelic soul-infused song that also leans heavily into jazz. "Peach Optimo" is just ridiculously laid back, and just feels like summers of not having a ton to do, but still having fun anyway, even if you're complaining about not having anything to do. There's a strong 1970's vibe to the song, but that could just be the soul and psychedelia coming through. Or, if you're of a certain age, you're going to hear the strong influence of mid-90's G-funk era hip hop.

You can listen to "Peach Optimo" below. Sounds Good is due out April 19 on Big Crown Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Brainstory, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the song.

Apr 18  Lodge Room - Los Angeles, CA **SOLD OUT

April 19 The Independent- San Francisco, CA

April 20 Moe’s Alley - Santa Cruz, CA

April 21 Pappy & Harriets - Pioneertown, CA 

Apr 22 Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ

Apr 23 Love Buzz - El Paso, TX 

Apr 25 Tandem - San Antonio, TX 

Apr 26 Psych Fest - Austin, TX

Apr 27 Norman Music Festival - Norman, OK

April 29 Sister Bar - Albuquerque, NM 

May 01 Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO 

May 02 The Atrium - Fort Collins, CO 

May 03 DLC - Salt Lake City, UT 

May 04 Neurolux - Boise, ID 

May 07 High DIve - Seattle, WA 

May 08 Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR

May 14 Bird, Rotterdam, Netherlands +

May 15 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, Netherland +

May 16 - Knust - Hamburg, Germany +

May 17 - Franz Mhelhose - Enfurt, Germany +

May 18 - Lido - Berlin, Germany +

May 20 - La Maroquinerie - Paris, France +

May 23 - Belgrave Music Hall - Leeds, UK +

May 24 - Lost Horizon - Bristol, UK +

May 26 - Cross The Tracks Festival  - Brockwell Park, UK

May 27 - Jazz Cafe - London, UK +

May 28 - The Blues Kitchen - Manchester, UK +

May 29 - St. Luke’s - Glasgow, Scotland +

June 8 - The Rockaway Hotel - Rockaway, NY +

+ notes dates with Lady Wray

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