OUT NOW: Vague Sense of Virtue

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New music: “indignants” (free-jazz trio)

This is a recording from a session with two fantastic and very reactive musicians. Julius Masri from Philadelphia and Shayna Dulberger from Brooklyn. We recorded it at my home studio in the Hudson Valley. We all have a long history of performing punk-related and texturally focused musics in addition to jazz and improvisation, so the result is a shockingly cohesive and varied album dubbed indignants. It is available here now digitally and also in home-made cassette form, which you can order on my bandcamp page now.

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Lucas Brode’s SPYING out 6/22: pre-order now

“Lucas Brode’s SPYING” is a full-length album of guitar/drum duo music, solo guitar pieces, and sound collages. It is a mixture of the semi-meaningless genre names avant-rock, jazz-fusion, and ambient/noise. There are both ripping guitar solos and introspective wanderings. SPYING grew from a touring duo of the same name with drummer Sammy Wags, who is featured on several tracks. The band was active from the fall of 2015 to the summer of 2017. The album is simultaneously a document of the past and a prediction of the future. In addition to digital download, it is pressed on beautiful CDs in 4-panel wallets and some homemade cassettes.

You can pre-order and listen to the track “Pales in Comparison” here now:

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I Lick the Kerosene of Progress: out now

My recent solo album I Lick the Kerosene of Progress came out this fall and has received a few kind words from various outlets, here are some quotes:

“The interludes give a more relaxed and almost Twin Peaks soundtrack kind of haunting vibe, which perfectly offsets the interlocking complexity and constant motion of the composed pieces.”
– Fecking Bahamas

“Train whistle effects and echoey Lynchian sonics pervade the brief prelude that opens the album: it’s impossible to tell how Brode is working the strings. Sudden Subtle Shift is sort of a mashup of early 80s Robert Fripp and Bill Frisell. ”
– New York Music Daily

“The roll-out of melodies is the album’s transformative moment, time and again. Sometimes the melody appears like the dawn over the horizon, sometimes it’s stuttered out like a nervous tic, and other times it eschews form and structure for a pervasive cinematic ambiance.”
– Bird is the Worm

The album is available for download and physical purchase (cassette and/or zine) on my Bandcamp page here: http://lucasbrode.bandcamp.com/album/i-lick-the-kerosene-of-progress


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New album of solo guitar music, Oct 28th // pre-order now

I Lick the Kerosene of Progress is an album of solo guitar music that sounds somewhere in the realm of later Don Caballero (without a full band) or earlier Kaki King (on electric guitar), but is more influenced compositionally by the music of Steve Reich and West African drumming rhythms. These pieces are augmented with ambient and improvised interludes, which gives the album a more varied sound and conversational tone. The music was composed over the past several years while I developed a unique rhythmic sensibility on guitar, primarily through the use of tapping. All sounds were recorded, mixed, and mastered at my home studio in New York in August 2016. The accompanying visual pamphlet/comic, brought to life by LA based illustrator & animator Ken Siu, features a panel for each track, as well as a lyrical representation of themes present in the music and images.

Pre-order & listen the track Today is a Long Uphill Battle I Will Stalemate at Best here:

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Southern US tour dates

July 2017 tour

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Spying spring run + three pieces // new videos

New EP from my guitar/drum duo SPYING (full length album in the works)

We will be on the road for a few dates in April:
4/10 @ Ba Sing Se in Pittsburgh PA
4/11 @ Spread Art in Detroit MI
4/12 @ Urban Artifact in Cincinnati OH
4/13 @ Zanarkand in Murfreesboro TN

…and here is some video documentation of recent improv sets:

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January dates and new music

New improvisations for solo guitar (no effects or overdubs)

New ambient work, tapes available January 20th

Going south for a few dates to collaborate with some great people:

1/12 @ Da Vinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia PA with Julius Masri
1/13 @ the Windup Space in Baltimore MD with Nate Scheible
1/14 @ Gallery 5 in Richmond VA solo and with RAIC
1/15 @ Rhizome in Washington DC with Nate Scheible & Luke Stewart

Visit the shows page for more info and links

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Recent video footage // fall dates

SPYING will be on making a short road trip this month:

November 10 @ Muchmore’s in Brooklyn NY
November 11 @ News Cafe in Pawtucket RI
November 12 @ Asbestos Farm in Hadley MA

…and then on November 17, my trio with Johnny DeBlase and Kevin Shea will be performing at Terra Firma in Brooklyn NY. This is currently my last show on the books for 2016. The last few weeks of the year will be spent on working on new recordings, including the debut SPYING album and other collaborations.

Here are some recent videos from collaborative improvisational sets:

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SPYING summer tour!

SPYING featuring myself on guitar, effects + loops, compositions / Sammy Wags on drums + percussion. We will have our new 2016 tour demo for sale on cassette and CD-R, along with a bunch of my other recordings. Dates below:

7/12 @ Alphaville in Brooklyn NY
7/13 @ The Dev in Utica NY
7/14 @ Buzzbin in Canton OH
7/15 @ Spread Art in Detroit MI
7/16 @ Cafe Mustache in Chicago IL
7/17 @ The Well in South Bend IN
7/18 @ Al’s Bar in Lexington KY
7/19 @ Urban Artifact in Cincinnati OH
7/20 @ It Looks Like It’s Open in Columbus OH
7/21 @ House Show in Pittsburgh PA
7/22 @ My Life in the Bush of Ghosts in New Paltz NY

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