BB AT THE SMELL

By Peter on November 12, 2011 6:19 PM | | Comments (0)

ROBERT RAIMON ROY - "Little Egypt Wavy"

By Peter on September 27, 2011 7:21 PM | | Comments (0)

PRE ORDER THE NEW BROZE FLOAT LP

By Peter on August 20, 2011 11:00 PM | | Comments (0)

PREORDER BRONZE FLOAT'S NEW LP NOW!
Official release date: September 20th 2011
www.rclegacyrecords.com

THE WAR ON DRUGS - "Come to the City"

By Peter on August 15, 2011 11:07 AM | | Comments (0)

BIRTHDAY

By Peter on May 30, 2011 2:31 PM | | Comments (0)

FRAN BIRTHDAY

FILM TRAILER

By Peter on May 10, 2011 8:24 PM | | Comments (0)

WHAT THE HECK FEST

By Peter on April 13, 2011 9:02 PM | | Comments (0)

"BB" will be playing this year's WHAT THE HECK FEST!

GIA COPPOLA FOR JAPANESE VOGUE

By Peter on March 29, 2011 6:53 PM | | Comments (0)

EDIT

By Peter on March 23, 2011 11:55 PM | | Comments (0)

PLANT MAGIC MAN FRAME BOOKS

By Peter on March 15, 2011 3:00 PM | | Comments (0)

"PLANT MAGIC MAN" FRAMES BOOK

"PLANT MAGIC MAN" FRAMES BOOK

"PLANT MAGIC MAN" FRAMES BOOK

The original hand-painted frames from the animated scenes in the "Plant Magic Man" promo have been compiled into books. There are nine total! Go to the store to own a highly flammable book of your favorite GOLDEN MOMENT! (Size varies based on how long the scene is... but quantity ≠ quality!)

CITY CENTER - "Cookies"

By Peter on March 9, 2011 12:25 PM | | Comments (0)

City Center:

K records

Cinematography:

Sebastian Pardo

SISTER

By Peter on February 16, 2011 2:22 AM | | Comments (0)

DAN EATS

By Peter on January 28, 2011 7:37 PM | | Comments (0)

Opening title sequence for the web series, "Dan Eats".

PLANT MAGIC MAN PROMO

By Peter on January 18, 2011 7:38 PM |

ANNOUNCING

By Peter on December 29, 2010 1:35 AM | | Comments (0)

FAKE LOVE

By Peter on November 11, 2010 9:29 PM | | Comments (0)

"Dream Zine"

By Peter on November 2, 2010 10:05 PM | | Comments (0)


Darin Klein of "Darin Klein and Friends" asked me to be apart of his third annual Box of Books. He is selling the 100 boxes of around 25 custom made zines at the New York Art Book Fair. I made 110 "dream zines" for his box which feature drawings I have made and transcribed dreams from the past year.

(You can buy the box from Darin at the art book fair or I am selling the extra ten zines in the store section of this site... for an exorbitantly larger amount.)

THINGS TO COME

By Peter on October 19, 2010 9:43 PM | | Comments (0)


THINGS TO COME:

- european tour
- new online release (of unlistenable soundscape mess)
- "BB" (the first volume of the "Ben and Bruno" story FINALLY compiled into some coherent book form.)
- No specific use #7

THE NEW YORKER IPAD APP DEMO

MARCESCANT! CD VERSION!

By Peter on August 19, 2010 9:00 PM | | Comments (0)


ORDER
USA
CANADA
FAR

A CD version of "Marcescant" is now available! PLAY IT IN YOUR CAR!

EDIT

By Peter on June 7, 2010 11:05 PM | | Comments (0)


THE SOFT PACK- "MORE OR LESS" from gia coppola on Vimeo.

Also, the "BB" album, Marcescant, is now available at FAMILY.

NEW VIDEO AND A SHOW

By Peter on May 25, 2010 5:30 PM | | Comments (0)


Also, Andrew de Freitas has made a video for "It's three in the afternoon" off of the new "BB" album, Marcescant.

SHOW

By Peter on May 4, 2010 12:00 PM | | Comments (0)


"BB" will be playing a set as part of the screening of short films by CalArts animation students. The event will be held at The Echo Park Film Center (on the corner of Alvarado and Sunset) at 8PM on Friday, May 7th.

NEW ALBUM IS HERE!

By Peter on April 14, 2010 9:00 AM | | Comments (0)


The newest and prettiest BB album is here! "Marcescant" has been released in an edition of 500 on white vinyl in a full color jacket with a lyric insert and free download through family-run R.C. LEGACY RECORDS. All pre-order shipments have been sent out. The record is available in the "store" section of this site.


(photo by Daniela Barbosa)

Also, the album is being sold in LA:

Origami
1816 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026-3227
(213) 413-3030

Vacation
4679 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027-5413
(323) 666-2111

...and hopefully at more locations soon!

Lastly, "Marcescant" will be available nationwide through CTD, Ltd.

BIRTHDAY BOOTY

By Peter on March 29, 2010 12:03 PM | | Comments (0)

"NEVER WILL I WALK"

By Peter on February 19, 2010 4:17 PM | | Comments (0)


Music video for "Never Will I Walk" from the the forthcoming "BB" release, "Marcescant."
Shot by Patrick Lelli.
..............................................................................

:::PREORDER THE ALBUM BELOW:::

SHOW WEEKEND

By Peter on February 10, 2010 8:00 PM | | Comments (0)


FLIER-2-26-2010-web

FEBRUARY 26:

THE MUSIC CASTLE
1529 1/2 Rosalia Road
LA, CA 90027

Elephant Micah
Jennifer Furches/SPRING SUMMER
"BB"
Aaron Beckum


FEBRUARY 27:

DARIN KLEIN AND FRIENDS PRESENTS:
1296 Sunset Boulevard
LA, CA 90026

"BB"
Catchy Gory


FEBRUARY 28:

PEHRSPACE
325 Glendale Blvd.
LA, CA 90026

Tenlons Fort
Elephant Micah
Miniature Soap
"BB"

COME TO A SHOW!

and

ORDER THE NEW ALBUM BELOW!

PRE ORDER THE NEW "BB" ALBUM

By Peter on January 21, 2010 8:00 PM | | Comments (2)
PREORDER
USA
CANADA
FAR

"BB" is proud to announce a brand new album, "Marcescant." Partly recorded in Michigan and mostly recorded in New Zealand, the album will be released in February 2010. In partnership with good friends, Special Problems, "Marcescant" will be the first official vinyl release under R.C. LEGACY. There will be a pressing of 500 twelve inch white vinyl LPs, full color jackets, and a free digital download of the album. Preorder is now available. This will not only quicken the process of pressing, but also help us get a head start on shipping. So, please pre-order!

"Marcescant" carries similar themes prevalent in the "BB" story: longing, confusion, and melancholy, but with a newly realized value in that which has been "lost."

SHORT VIDEO: VOL 3

By Peter on December 15, 2009 3:32 PM | | Comments (0)

DARIN KLEIN AND FRIENDS

By Peter on December 6, 2009 1:25 PM | | Comments (0)

SHORT VIDEO: VOL 2

By Peter on October 24, 2009 1:08 PM | | Comments (1)

Thanks to Daniela Barbosa

SHORT VIDEO: VOL 1

By Peter on October 10, 2009 1:15 PM | | Comments (3)


VENI

By Peter on October 3, 2009 9:04 PM | | Comments (0)

SURFER PILOTS IN THE AIR

By Peter on September 29, 2009 2:01 PM | | Comments (1)

I dropped my friend off at the LAX airport today. He's going to New York to be a part of the NY Art Book Fair. As I was driving away from the terminal, The Ventures started playing on the radio. I imagined the grounds crew, the stewardesses, the pilots, and everyone involved acting "really cool" while walking around the airport, restocking drink carts, refueling the planes and preparing the cabin for take off.

Then, once in the air, the pilots make a calm announcement over the PA... "Ladies and Gentleman, Let's get gnarly." The Co-pilot nods with a smirk to the Captain who returns the look. Banking, rolling, hanging ten... Little grannies in the back are reaching for the doggy bags, kids are crying, but the flight crew and the pilots (especially, the pilots) are smooth.

The Captain growls an appreciative,

"Yeah, bro."

Co-pilot responds,

"Wicked."

NEW HOME

By Peter on September 17, 2009 6:13 PM | | Comments (1)



.::::::GIVE ME THE ANSWER::::::.


(AND MAYBE THE QUESTION)

NEW VARIATIONS

By Peter on September 10, 2009 10:07 PM | | Comments (0)

Directed by PJB.

Many thanks to Veronica and Zhoe.

Special Problems

Cut Off Your Hands

AUCKLAND SHOW

By Peter on August 26, 2009 8:02 PM | | Comments (0)


SHOW WITH HOLLY THROSBY
THURSDAY
SEPTEMBER 3RD
WINE CELLAR
AUCKLAND

(ALSO, REPRISE SHOW ON SATURDAY AT WHAMMY/WINE CELLAR w/ BODY LYRE, HOLLY THROSBY, MATT CRAWLEY, USSA, VIETNAM WAR)

IT AIN'T ME

By Peter on August 17, 2009 10:50 PM | | Comments (0)

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CAINS AND ABELS-"WARM ROCK"

By Peter on August 1, 2009 11:00 AM | | Comments (4)


CAINS AND ABELS- "WARM ROCK" from Peter J Brant on Vimeo.

I made a video for longtime friends, Cains and Abels. They're newest album, "Call Me Up", came out on States Rights Records this year and is definitely worth picking up.

Many many many thanks to Veronica and Caitlyn for jumping at my command!

TRIPLE

By Peter on July 31, 2009 11:51 PM | | Comments (0)

RECEIVED

By Peter on July 10, 2009 10:08 PM | | Comments (0)


"BB" playing the DAAC in Grand Rapids, MI via skype from Auckland, New Zealand. Thanks, george for setting up the show (and for taking the photo)!

Please, post links to any other photos, if you were at the show.

FOR EXAMPLE

AUCKLAND/GRAND RAPIDS

By Peter on July 5, 2009 7:10 PM | | Comments (0)


I've lived in two cities during my "Adult" life... Grand Rapids, Mi and Auckland, New Zealand. This Thursday I'm going to try to play in both. One in real life... and one in virtual life.

RIDE THE WAVE.

THU, 9 JULY

THE WINE CELLAR | St. Kevin's Arcade, Auckland, New Zealand
08:00 PM
+ Wildwood Lights
+ Great North
+ Ben & Bruno (US)

THE DAAC | 115 S Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
08:00 PM | $8.00 | All Ages
+ Casiotone For The Painfully Alone (Tomlab - Chicago, Illinois)
+ Cryptacize (Asthmatic Kitty - San Francisco, California)
and live via Skype:
+ Ben and Bruno (Grand Manor - Auckland, NZ)

(images not created by BB except top.)

IF IT WAS, AS IT WERE, THEN IT WASN'T.

By Peter on June 12, 2009 1:10 PM | | Comments (0)

Hi lo,

I've been urking through an album lately... trying to sharpen it and make it into something worthwhile and during this time I have been making and then setting aside a lot of stuff that will never really be used on the album.

I've compiled a bunch of it into this mini album and wanted to put it up here. A bunch of friends sang on it, some of it was recorded in the states late last year, some in New Zealand, some field recordings, some overdubbed... you get the idea.

blessings.

-TRUEST PEACE
-ALREADY WITH US, WITH US
-ALL MY FRIENDS PARADING TO THE KEREOKE BAR
-A LOVING REQUEST
-MY LOVE IS THE BREAST MILK OF THE EARTH
-DRUNK AT THE KEREOKE BAR
-HAPPY NIGHT WALK HOME

(COVER ART)

LYRICS:

TRUEST PEACE:

I wouldn't say
that I'd found truest peace
but to hold a dear friend
and kiss at day's begin
I could walk the street
with a smile
on my lips
and speak gleefully
of the times
that passed by me

Now whistfully
you up and gone on me
no words of comfort's calm
no embrace of healing arms
and when I think of you
I am anxious for what you took
a belief that I
was happy
for a time


A LOVING REQUEST:

I've been beside
you all day
and you haven't said
one word
that I'd care to hear
won't you give it a rest, my love
I'll close my ears

Sometimes I'd rather
kiss your lips
than hear one thing
that could possibly come from them
you are my love
and also my hate
today

LIVE SONG

By Peter on June 9, 2009 1:33 AM | | Comments (0)


I played a house show at a friend's birthday party a few months ago. I recorded it, but my recorder is sort of strange and drops out audio every minute and 30 seconds or so... So, the only song that survived the slaughter is less than a minute and 30 seconds long and is below... it's going to be on the new record that is nearer and nearer to being ready.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!

By Peter on June 1, 2009 9:10 PM | | Comments (0)


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOTHER!
Wish I could be there with you to celebrate!
This one goes out to you, marm.

"Peg O' My Heart" by Shooby Taylor

NO SPECIFIC USE #6

By Peter on May 18, 2009 5:10 PM | | Comments (1)


#6- BIRDMAN

BIRDMAN from benandbruno on Vimeo.

Dedicated to R.C. Sayler. AKA- "Birdman"

He makes Handmade and Recycled birdhouses.

And has been a good friend to my brother.

NO GOOD. NO GOOD.

By Peter on May 14, 2009 5:21 PM | | Comments (0)


Upon take off, there was a seat in between the Taiwanese woman and I. I sat reading for a while, but once we were in the air... she seemed somewhat obsessed with coming up with ways to get my attention. She was holding a large SLR film camera... She'd look in the viewfinder, look past me and out the window, and then grunt and nod to herself. After a while, she seemed to let up on the attention seeking and I continued to read. The stewardess came by to offer tea or coffee. I asked for coffee. With milk, please. Then, my row mate seemed to be too distracted by her camera to notice the stewardess. I got her attention and she struggled in English to order tea.

Once the window of communication was open, it was time for us to talk. The stewardess left us with our hot drinks and the woman unbuckled her seat belt and switched to the seat next to me.

"Are you a student?" "What are you reading?" "I have a son and a daughter." My daughter lives in Texas." "Look out the window... mountains!" "I study. I study. (pointing at her camera.)" ETC.

All was in truly broken english. It was pretty difficult to figure out exactly what she was getting at. I figured she just wanted to talk... which is partly true. But it was when she found out that I had anything to do with cameras that the lessons began. She made me look through the view finder, pointing out the light meter on the righthand side. Then, she'd look and say, "I see... I see..." then lean over and draw a + sign on my thigh. "No good..." she drew it again "No good..."

She then would point the camera at something darker... she made me look... then she took a turn. "I see... I see..." Then, drawing out a - sign on my thigh. "No good... No good..." I tried to agree with her. Tried to tell her, "Yes, that's correct. You want the indicator to be in between those two signs. Right."

This process continued for what seemed a century and I wondered... Would this woman cease to repeat this even if I could confirm what she was asking in her native tongue? By this time the stewardess had returned. I got a sandwich and she asked for an apple. As the stewardess walked away, the woman turned to me after making sure the coast was clear and handed me the apple. I tried to motion... "Oh, I'm fine. I have this sandwich." She pushed the apple onto my tray and pointed to her teeth as if to say, "They'd break out of my mouth if I ate that thing."

After some more motioning and broken conversation, it was time to land. At this point she began to lean completely over me to look out the window. I asked her if she wanted me to take some pictures of the mountains from the window, but then thought again and said, "Just switch seats." She lit up and switched immediately. As she got comfortable, she laid down the film camera and produced a digital camera from her bag. She snapped and snapped... only pausing to look over her shoulder and motion, "Thankyou. Thankyou."

BIKE RIDE: CHRISTCHURCH TO GREYMOUTH

By Peter on May 4, 2009 10:55 AM | | Comments (0)


I went for a 250 km bike ride from Christchurch to Greymouth. The main problem was that I decided to do it just as winter was setting in on the South Island. It rained and rained and rained. I had to hitch hike the second leg of the first day because I didn't have proper rain gear and was freezing. To be honest, I probably wouldn't have made it up the side of the mountain just based on my general dislike of riding up hills (let alone mountains). So, it was lucky for me that a British family on vacation agreed to put my bike in the back of their RV. The windows were foggy and every time we got out of the RV to take a picture I quickly remembered that my shoes were soaked and I had an outdoor time average of about 15 seconds. We made it to Arthur's pass (halfway across the island and where I planned to stay for the night) and I jumped out and thanked them for the ride.

The next morning I woke up and it was still raining/sleeting and I decided that if I didn't ride it... I would regret it later on. Especially, while staring out a foggy window of a bus again. So, I bought some more rain stuff and wrapped my feet in plastic bags. I looked like a deflated lifeboat raft, but I was warm. The 100 km ride from Arthur's pass was almost all down hill (terrifyingly so at some points... a spoke broke on my front tire while I was going down a 16% decline). I changed my first flat in the rain. Never went down again. I was pretty proud of that. That night, I stayed in Blackball at the Blackball Hilton... or actually now it's called "formally" The Blackball Hilton because the "Legit" Hilton threatened to sue, I suppose. Seems like they generally save the "formerly" for the rare occasion that a threatening business suit dude strolls in. I was the only guest (unless there were some others sneaking around). I had a huge dinner, 5 pints of beer, an enormous breakfast in the morning, and slept there. The bill only came to 63 dollars. Obviously, worth trying out.

The next day I took the Tranzalpine train from Greymouth all the way back through the mountains to Christchurch. It was one of the more stunning things I have seen. Specifically, because it was the first sunny day I had the entire week. I was able to see the summits of all the giants that had been lingering in the fog the day before. I got back to Christchurch. Watched rugby and drank beer with my friend's dad. Flew back the next day.

RETURN OF THE PODCAST

By Peter on April 23, 2009 5:39 PM | | Comments (0)


Here is the completed song from the BLANK TAPE SPILLAGE FETE. THANKS AGAIN TO THE LADIES THAT WERE INVOLVED! It is the first installment (AFTER A LONG BREAK) of the now functional "BB" podcast. You can click on the "podcast" button at the top of the page and look at the archive as they accumulate or you can subscribe to it in Itunes. I will try to post some field recordings, old songs, and anything else I can find.

NO SPECIFIC USE #5

By Peter on April 19, 2009 4:30 PM | | Comments (0)

#5-COMMUNICATE


COMMUNICATE from benandbruno on Vimeo.

FOOTAGE DONATED BY PATRICK LELLI

BB TO PLAY OVER THE OCEAN

By Peter on April 17, 2009 2:00 AM | | Comments (0)


Maybe not as exciting as the title makes it sound, but BB will be playing over TELE-INTERNET-OCEAN-JUMPING FEED in Grand Rapids, MI on Thursday July 9th. It's exciting for me because it will be my first show in a long time and it will be with Cryptacize and Casiotone for the painfully alone. It's bound to be a sensationally mediocre example of what is possible using modern/not so modern technology. i'll be sure to document it in some way and post it here, but obviously the "REAL" experience will be in the beautiful box of room called the DAAC.