PUNK N’ ROCK BAND THE BRKN
DEBUT EP NO. 3 OUT ON MARCH 6 ON RIGHT BRAIN MUSIC GROUP VIA INGROOVES
TOUR DATES WITH DOLL SKIN IN MARCH/APRIL
“Their music feels insightful and personal, with huge sounds and catchy melodies, in the vein of artists as diverse as New Found Glory, Dead Rituals, Blink-182, or The Story So Far…with a focus on punchy guitar riffs and gripping lyrics” – The Band Camp Diaries
Punk n’ Rock newcomers THE BRKN formed in early 2019, debuted two songs and accompanying videos for the song “Your Existence” and “The Motions” and quickly racked up over 118k streams on Spotify playlists. On March 6 the band is releasing their debut EP, No.3 on Right Brain Music Group via Ingrooves. Presave it here- https://ingroov.es/no-3
THE BRKN is Jacob Cade – Vox and lead guitar, Kick Stevens – rhythm guitarist, Mike Bokenkamp – drums and Tristan Verghese – bass.
“We’re all broken inside,” says Cade. “Every human being has a broken part. That’s what defines you as a person. It heals, but it never really goes away. It makes you think and act the way you do now; I think that’s a beautiful thing. Everyone in this generation tries to be perfect, but we proudly encompass this brokenness.”
They introduce the EP with the “F-you” anthem “Your Existence.” Galloping guitars and a bombastic groove underscore a hummable hook and the gang vocal, “I hate your face.” Meanwhile, follow-up single “The Motions” seesaws between hard-hitting riffs and hypnotic melodies.
The EP swings from resounding delay and urgent chants on “The Only Ones Left” to the gritty pop transmissions of “Broke.” Meanwhile, airy keys give way to a highly infectious chorus on “Haven’t Found Me Yet” as explosive melodies and galloping rhythms collide after the ring of a bell on the arena-ready “Rollin’ With the Punches.” You can trace a thematic thread straight from Cade’s heart for No.3 as the title holds a special significance. “My grandfather played soccer in Mexico and wore the number three,” he says. “I always had it in my mind. I have it tattooed by my ear even. I wanted to name the EP No. 3, because these are such important songs to me.”
“The BRKN brought a blistering live set, it was quickly apparent that these rock n’ punk newcomers were not to be discounted” — Rock at Night
In 2019 the band debuted their live set at Rockfest and shared the stage with Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, and Evanescence to name a few. They followed with a fall run on the High School Nation Tour, and a national trek with The Dangerous Summer, Arms Akimbo and Locket. Expect them to tour throughout 2020.
About Right Brain Music Group – RBMG is an independent record label and music marketing company formed by highly respected music industry veteran Rob Gordon after his long-standing stints as SVP of Marketing at Capital Records and Warner Music Group. RBMG partnered with Ingrooves Distribution in 2019.
See THE BRKN live –
3/14 Sandbox Coffeehouse Ventura, CA
3/16 The Mint Los Angeles, CA
3/29 The Token Lounge Westland, MI
3/31 The Garage Twin Cities, MI
4/1 Lefty’s Des Moines. IA
4/3 Herman’s Denver, CO (THE BRKN No. 3 Album Release Show)
4/4 Moxi Theatre Greeley, CO
4/5 Liquid Joes Salt Lake City, UT
4/7 The Pin Spokane. WA
4/8 El Corazon Seattle, WA
4/10 Cruzroom Annex Portland, OR