Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of experimental, instrumental noise-jazz trio Brain Tentacles. Consisting of drummer Dave Witte (Municipal Waste, Burnt By The Sun, Discordance Axis, etc.), saxophonist Bruce Lamont (Corrections House, Yakuza, Bloodiest) and bassist Aaron Dallison (Keelhaul), Brain Tentacles is a journey in improvised and structured sound that will consume, evolve and then regurgitate ambiguous noise upon its listeners.
The group formed in 2013 and has already played high-profile shows with High on Fire, Eyehategod, Melt-Banana, Iron Reagan and many more. The trio will be recording their full-length debut this fall with Sanford Parker (Leviathan, Cough, Pelican). Brain Tentacles commented on the signing:
“We are excited to sign with Relapse and be among a vast roster of forward thinking artists. They get what we’re doing and that’s what is important. We have a ton of material to record and things are always changing right up until the last second, so it’s a very exciting, fun & challenging project.“
About Brain Tentacles (from the mouth of drummer Dave Witte)
The Brain Tentacles Project was literally driven by a car. My Scion XD actually. I wanted to do a food tour in my car and create a guide of places for touring musicians to eat and drink while on the road. “That is an awesome idea, but we need something to promote.” is what I got back after pitching the idea. I put my cap on and called Bruce Lamont immediately as we’ve always talked about doing some kind of project together.
“Hey Bruce, ya wanna do a duo of drums and sax in my car and create a food map/blog for Scion, play music, eat killer food and write about it?”
“Yeah, that sounds great.”
“Cool, we need a name. Let’s call it Brain Tentacles, cool?”
“Melt Banana is touring in the fall, I’ll see if we can open for them.”
“Guess what, Melt Banana is into it! I’ll drive out to Chicago, we’ll write a bunch of stuff in two days and then we’ll drive to Minneapolis to join the tour.”
Well, I drove out, we wrote a bunch of music and we also wrote a song and left it open so someone could sit in with us each night. Each city we asked someone to sit in and show them the riff they’d play either at sound check or before we went on. It was super simple. Cleveland comes, around Aaron Dallison (Keelhaul) sits in and Bruce says we should have him in the band. I said, yeah totally.
With the line up finalized, we wrote a bunch more material and our tentacles spread even further with Aaron’s brain involved. We’ve demoed a bunch of material, recorded for two upcoming splits and have a huge nest full of songs and ideas ready for recording. We’re all really excited about what we’re producing and excited for people to hear it!
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