Bad Brains announce West Coast dates

Music News | Aug 27th, 2007

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August 27, 2007 New York Bad Brains announce a string of USA dates in support of their new album, Build A Nation:

9-22-07 — Street Scene (Coors Amphitheatre), San Diego CA

9-24-07 — Slim’s, San Francisco CA

9-25-07 — House Of Blues, Anaheim CA

9-26-07 — House Of Blues, Los Angeles CA

The Bad Brains first video off of Build A Nation has been finished by director and System Of A Down member, Shavo. Shot at Sasquatch Festival and also Portland Oregon by famed cinematographer Danny Hiele (U2, Green Day, Kanye West), the concept caputures and merges punk and reggae. Thus, the main punk video “Give Thanks And Praises” is seen merging into the dub reggae of “Jah Love.”

The first proper Bad Brains studio album in over a decade, Build A Nation, was just released to critical acclaim, June 26, 2007 on Megaforce/Oscilloscope Records. The album features all the original members of the group: HR, Darryl Jenifer, Dr. Know and Earl Hudson.

Produced by long time fan, Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, Build A Nation is a return to form for the band that helped define American Punk and Hardcore music. It also represents the first studio album, outside Beastie Boys albums, to be recorded at the Beastie Boys’ Oscilloscope Laboratories and Studio compound in New York City.

Considered by many to be the “holy grail” of punk rock, the Bad Brains iconic legacy is best defined by their frenetic and legendary live shows. They are one of the definitive American punk groups who garner the same respect as the Sex Pistols, Black Flag, The Clash, and The Ramones. They brought a new dimension to music by melding punk and reggae into an innovative style that has yet-to-be copied. Build A Nation returns the band to their early roots with a raw, analog-driven chaotic album.