LA/NY quartet BRAEVES began with childhood best friends Ryan Colt Levy and Derek Tramont, who’ve been together before the dawn of social media. Having experimented with a wide range of styles and sounds over the years, it wasn't until the addition of Thomas Killian McPhillips VII in late 2012 that things fell into place and BRAEVES was born. From there the music grew organically into its own unique blend of soulful Indie Rock and Pop that it is today, reminiscent of bands such as Local Natives, The Shins and Grizzly Bear alike. They are now joined by singer/guitarist, Scott Goldbaum.
Looking forward to the challenge of spreading their New York charm to the west coast, their journey has now brought them to Los Angeles, where they have recorded a single entitled “Bitter Sea,” produced by none other than Dave Trumfio (Wilco, My Morning Jacket) and Raymond Richards (Local Natives). This helped them break into the LA scene with radio play from KROQ, KCSN and blogs like Buzzbands.LA, IndieShuffle and Baeble Music who were in full support of the track.
In 2017, the band finds themselves in a place they've been working towards their whole career. Fresh off an LA residency, playing festivals such as Chinatown Summer Nights, Tarfest and BrokeLA and attracting a whole slew of buzz in the process - a new collaboration has emerged between BRAEVES and longtime friend and producer, Grayson Sanders (Snowmine).
Look out for new songs and new shows, coming soon.
Ryan Colt Levy - Vocals/Guitar
Derek Tramont - Bass/Keyboard
Thomas Killian McPhillips VII - Drums/Vocals
Scott Goldbaum - Vocals/Guitar