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Brandon Can’t Dance – Angelina

Fresh off the back of his recent US tour with Alex G and LVL UP, Brandon Can’t Dance today shares “Angelina”, the new single from his forthcoming physical debut album Graveyard of Good Times.


“Angelina” is a straight shot of vitriol, all grizzled, grumbling guitars and haunting lyrics. Entirely self-recorded and produced, Brandon’s music is unique and diverse, and this song converges at the point where his songwriting melds the sombre tones of Elliott Smith with strains of ‘90s Sub Pop-inflected grunge.

Brandon says that the song is “about a girl own her own doing her best to deal with severe depression during a period where her friends are starting families and careers. I drew from southern gothic writings and tried to bring that out in the music itself.

A truly diverse collection of songs from one of America’s most compelling new songwriters, Graveyard of Good Times is as cathartic and melancholic as it is sardonic and playful.

Brandon Can’t Dance – Smoke & Drive Around

Brandon Can’t Dance today announces his new, debut physical, album Graveyard of Good Times, to be released 13th January 2017, sharing lead single ‘Smoke & Drive Around’ as a premiere on Noisey. A truly diverse collection of songs from one of America’s most compelling new songwriters, Graveyard of Good Times is as cathartic and melancholic as it is sardonic and playful.

Self-produced between summer 2015 and winter 2016, the album was recorded between shifts working nights as a security guard and looking after his grandmother, who he lives with alongside his mother and sister.

Brandon has been performing music since he was eleven years old, previously playing as one half of cult duo Rasputin’s Secret Police. Brandon now performs live completely solo, along with a slew of loops, samples and effects. On November 1st, he will set off on tour in the US with longtime confidant Alex G and Sub Pop’s LVL UP.

Graveyard of Good Times is released 13th January 2017 and is available to pre-order now: Rough Trade | Bandcamp

Brandon Can’t Dance – A New Signing

We are delighted to announce the signing of Brandon Can’t Dance. A self-recorded and produced project from Philadelphia native Brandon Ayres, Brandon Can’t Dance has self-released several albums worth of material online before being picked up by ourselves. Today we unveil ‘17’, the lead track from the ‘LXVE’ EP, a six track collection of newly remastered Brandon Can’t Dance songs, now available to download for free from our store but also available on all digital retailers from tomorrow.

‘LXVE’ EP collates an engaging snapshot of his DIY creations to-date. Entirely self-recorded and produced, Brandon’s music is unique and diverse, whilst hinting at a songwriting lineage absorbed through the sombre tones of Elliott Smith, the odd-ball electronics of John Maus, 90s Sub Pop inflected grunge and The Idiot-era Iggy Pop.

A reticent cult figure in Philly’s local DIY scene, Brandon Can’t Dance has shared stages playing alongside the likes of Eskimeaux, LVL UP and Alex G. It was Alex G who recommended Brandon’s music to us and the pair head out on tour together in the US this November.

2016 Tour Dates w/ Alex G

Nov 01 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
Nov 02 – Birmingham @ The Syndicate Lounge
Nov 03 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Nov 06 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Nov 09 – Omaha, NE @ Milk Run
Nov 10 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
Nov 11 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Nov 12 – Lansing, MI @ The Blind Pig