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Brighton, MA

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Chicago, United States (2005 – present)

Brighton, MA is a product of a wide range of modern music. Their sound is lyrically driven with no small debt to indie, folk, noise pop, and the classics.

Members Matt Kerstein and Sam Koentopp founded BMA with Jim Tuerk immediately after leaving Scotland Yard Gospel Choir in 2005. The addition of guitarist Joe Darnaby and bassist Jon Ozaksut have helped drive the band towards an urgent sound filled with layered intricate guitars, a rattling heaviness and driving simplicity.

Their songs have been licensed by TV shows such as “Gossip Girl” and “Community”, and the band has found themselves in front of the camera starring in”Rock the Route”, a web- and television-based mini series produced by Red Bull. Most recently, their signature tune “Good Kind of Crazy” has been licensed by Jack Daniels for their 2011 Holiday advertisement, giving the band more prolonged exposure than they’ve enjoyed to date.

In early 2012, they will release the 7-song “Billboard Sun” EP with production assisted by the sea & cake guitarist Archer Prewitt. Later in the year, the band will be ready to release their long-awaited sophomore full-length album, produced by Brian Deck at Engine Studios.

Based in Chicago the band is named for the Boston neighborhood where singer Matt Kerstein was born.

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