Bright Brown is sonic cinema. These songs are soundtracks to the victories and defeats of the everyday. Bittersweet layers and textures abound, and beautifully crafted songwriting exists at the core.
Vocalist Alex Nahas plays the Chapman Stick, a seldom seen ten-stringed electric instrument covering a sonic range from deep, earthy bass to shimmering highs, which lays gingerly upon the visceral grooves, warm brush strokes, and metallic bursts of Nick Smeraski's drumming.
"No Matter How Faint There's Light In Everything" was entirely recorded, mixed, and produced by Alex and Nick, which led to the organic and intuitive nature of it's sound.
"... amorphous, atmospheric, wavering between exhaustion and exultation."
- Joe Brown, SF Chronicle Sunday Datebook Editor
"... crafts a subtle, ethereal sort of rock that combines textured, hypnotic drumming with the broad range of the Chapman Stick. Their sound has clear ties to adventurous classics by Talk Talk and Tindersticks, but the songs are focused enough to find appeal amongst fans of Coldplay, Radiohead, or Jeff Buckley." - Amoeba Music
“…like David Byrne after a hot bath.” - Leah Siegel
Alex Nahas is best known for founding the critically acclaimed post rock band, Laughingstock. http://www.laughingstocksf.com Other achievements include touring and recording with John Vanderslice, and producing / engineering the first Mates of State EP, and the latest record from Jill Tracy.