Brassland is 15!
We quietly celebrated our 15th year of operation with this residency at Tiny Montgomery in Gowanus, Brooklyn—a new 'listening room' from our friends at Threes Brewing. It mostly celebrated a new wave of artists recently signed to the label. Participants included:
The run was intended less a music festival than a kind of "community meeting"—an opportunity for the label's current artists to get to know one another and develop their respective aesthetics. If mom'n'pop record stores are a thing of the past, perhaps mom'n'pop record labels are a thing of the future? This series of shows celebrated the fact that Brassland has approached the record business less as a global mega-corp and more like an artisanal cheese producer in the French countryside; an old school art gallery from the 1960s that knew all their clients by name; or a classic jazz label documenting not so much individual stars as an entire community of talented friends.
PICTURED BELOW (clockwise from upper left): Buke and Gase; The Perennials; Fusilier; and LANZ