Bluebrain is the new project from brothers Hays Holladay & Ryan Holladay. These brothers have been producing music for years. Under aliases, they’ve remixed artists like Ra Ra Riot and The Death Set. They’ve performed live as past projects (most recently The Epochs) with Spank Rock, Lady Sovereign, The Walkmen, and The Violet Femmes.

As The Epochs, the brothers were based in Brooklyn, garnering much attention locally and nationally for their unique and extremely catchy blend of pop-rock stylings. Now as a duo, they’ve returned to their hometown of Washington DC, turning the production spotlight on themselves once again to create Bluebrain’s debut LP, Soft Power.

Soft Power is a sprawling record intent on not staying in one place musically for very long. From the seething string arrangements found on “Caught Up In The Laughter” to the pummeling rythms of “Ten by Ten”, Bluebrain gracefully moves in and out of musical styles with a confidence few artists convey. Lyrical content varies from the fantastical to the macabre. Songs about obsessive behaviors, lucid dreaming, and yes–even organ harvesting– go hand in hand with the unique sonics found on the record.

The first single from Soft Power is “Ten By Ten”. It is available now for purchase on iTunes along with additional tracks “Caught Up In The Laughter” from Soft Power, and b-side, “Bring Out Your Dead”.

Soft Power
CD / Digital
Released 2.9.10

iTunes / Lujo Store

Cult Following EP
CD / Digital
Released 1.12.10

iTunes / Lujo Store

Ten By Ten – Single
Digital EP
Released 7.25.09

iTunes / Lujo Store

Ten By Ten from “Soft Power” (lujo083) / Download
Bring Out Your Dead from “Cult Following” (lujo081) / Download