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Cattle Punching On A Jack Rabbit

by Before Braille

Indie rock. more intricate and complex than most rock bands, less pretentious than most "indie" bands, more thoughtful than most lyricists. catchy in a good way...takes a couple listens to catch it, but as soon as you do, you'll hang on for the ride.
Genre: Rock: Emo
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1. New Vein
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2. Proventil
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3. Well As Well
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4. We're Not Paying For Anything Anymore
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5. Tired of Not Being Away From Here
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6. Fight or Flight
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7. Welcome Away
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Album Notes
THIS EP IS OUT OF PRINT...WE ARE SELLING OUR REMAINING AVAILABLE COPIES HERE (LESS THAN 10 REMAIN) AND THIS ALBUM ART/LAYOUT IS TO DIE FOR! (note: you might as well buy Tired of Not Being Away From Here if you aren't a die-hard fan...unless you love great album art...because it has all these songs on it, plus 4 new ones and 5 videos.)
Some things some people might care about...
-Voted Arizona's Band of the Year in 2003 by The Arizona Republic.
-Voted Best Live Band in 2003 by the East Valley Tribune.
-Most added band to college radio in 2002.
-R&R's Record of the Week in Sept 2002.

Current status:
-Before Braille's debut release, The Rumor gathered some major support at college radio, specialty, and got regular rotation in a few major markets around the country. After returning from the Warped Tour, and now free from the label who released The Rumor, the band is looking into some options for releasing their next full length "Kill the Messenger, Keep the Message" (which is currently under production) from a home that can provide solid distribution and tour support. (the band) (the label)
--- (these guys even have their own screen printing to print their DIY is that!)


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Matt Shimmer, Indieville

"As far as energetic math-rock goes, this is about as good as it gets. Before Braille is an Arizona-based four-piece with a penchant for complex arrangements and subtly infectious melodies. Cattle Punching on a Jack Rabbit is a fine taste of the band's style, and at seven tracks, it packs a lot of content for an EP. After a brief, tone-setting instrumental, the endlessly infectious "Proventil" hits with a bang. It takes cues from the Braid and Fugazi schools of indie rock."

Independent Clauses

One of the best releases I have ever heard
"This is one of the best releases I have ever heard, independent or not."

Jason C. Jones, In Your Ear

A style all their own
There is one band with one style, clearly their own, singing about the things that matter to them; it's one of the best records I've heard in months"

Kyle Thomas, Indie Uprising

Do yourself a favor
Through the deserts of Arizona we just happen to stumble upon the nice little town of Mesa, Arizona where as of late new and refreshing music is taking over and leading
the way is the hard-rocking, melodic, undeniably talented 5-piece known as Before Braille. Their latest release is making noise across the states and very good noise I might add. Their latest single is climbing up indie radio and their tour will be coming to find you soon, so if you haven't heard of them do your self a favor and read up.

Katy Stephan, R & R

Huge Success
I've never been good at math, but here are some numbers that make sense to me even without the use of that pocket calculator that I take with me everywhere: Before Braille's debut release on Aezra Records is a four-song EP, and the first single, "Twenty-Four Minus Eighteen", has charted for three straight weeks at specialty. In fact, it's been top five for two weeks in a row. Those are some hectic figures. But it don't take no genius to realize that their tight hooks and melodic songwriting multiplied by the eager response of specialty radio are going to add up to huge success.


Slick and Savory
Emo-ish Arizona act Before Braille come across as a band with smarts on their debut album The Rumor. They've mastered a nice mix of alt-rock flavors -- from the eerie opening track...(which would work well on the soundtrack of a German Expressionist film) to the slick and savory grooves of the single...there is no doubt that this is a talented outfit...ADRIAN ZUPP

Jason Kundrath, CMJ

If California's Vagrant lays claim to the finest roster of hook-laden emo-core and D.C.'s Dischord has a stronghold on the cutting edge of angular post-hardcore, it kinda makes sense that the two sounds would meet somewhere in the middle on Arizona's Aezra label, where a band called Before Braille brews its own unique blend of rock for the new millennium. Seething with salt, sweat , honey and asphalt (not unlike seasoned AZ contemporaries Jimmy Eat World), this foursome delivers a positively commanding performance that betrays its relatively recent appearance on the radar. Each track on this sampler of songs from the upcoming full-length is brimming with texture and taste. Like Get Up Kids without the sentimentality or Fugazi with an eye toward the mainstream, Before Braille deftly delivers the best elements of both sonic camps. In one convenient package, you get not only a highly melodic, pop sensibility but also a challenging rhythmic stutter that keeps the whole affair from ever getting stale.

Bobcat Flash

Best of this genre
Cattle Punching on a Jack Rabbit offers something most bands of this genre don't...originality and intrigue. Most bands who do the emo/post-hardcore thing just do the typical. With before braille you can actually have some intelligence mixed with the "heavy parts" and the "softer parts" don't get all cheesy on you. Anyway, you've got to check this record out because it's clearly the best of it's genre and no doubt on the better rock records of the year.

Mike Gladstone

Bloody Brilliant!
Before Braille always appealed to me when I would see them live. Very energetic show and imaginative songs. I listened to The Rumor a bit. . . It had the songs, but not the energetic output I felt live. Anyway, I don't know what these guys did, but this record is exactly what I was looking for. It has the songs and the vibe. Very intense without being screamy...rare in the music world right now.