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Trevor de Brauw Asks That You "Don't Be An Asshole"

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 30, 2012 3:00PM


Trevor de Brauw is probably best known for his work in Pelican and its offshoot Chord, but he's been working on some of his own noise in his own secret soundlab. He recently played his second ever show last Monday and posted it to Soundcloud, and you can stream the whole thing below.

The piece, "Don't Be An Asshole," is just over 27-minutes of slow build as he loops layer after layer of guitar to build a shimmering ocean of sound.You would think so much volume would grow oppressive but there's a space within the sound that draws you in. The piece ends up feeling bright and optimistic, which are two descriptors one would usually use to describe the output of de Brauw's other projects. And within it all there's a gently pulse that pushes the piece gently along. This live performance was a test run of "Don't Be An Asshole" before de Brauw possibly heads into the studio to record it.

Trevor de Brauw has no other solo appearances scheduled at the moment, but you can catch his other bands in the near future. Chord plays a record release show at Hideout on May 12, and Pelican plays Lincoln Hall on June 29. We also hear de Brauw's other OTHER band, Let's Pet, just finished tracking their debut album so you can probably look for that sometime soon. You can't accuse de Brauw of being lazy, that's for sure.