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Some bands go through protracted courtships before they ever play a note of music together. Mackintosh Braun was not one of those. “We started writing and recording together the first day we met,” recalls Ian Mackintosh, one-half of the indie/electro-pop duo from Portland, OR. “We couldn’t stop it.” Their musical ideas and beliefs were too simpatico not to.

“We were so on the same page it was kind of stupid,” concurs Ben. “We met at the perfect time in our creative journeys.” Together they compose perfect pop songs, succinct and compelling enough to stand alone on piano or acoustic guitar, yet animated by artful production that brings out every little sonic nuance. Songs that transcend trends.
While the band’s popularity is still ascending, their music has already been warmly received. Since they met eight years ago, Mackintosh Braun’s songs have appeared on TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl, Chuck, Rubicon, and How to Make It in America. Earlier this year, “Never Give In” was featured in the film and on the soundtrack of Veronica Mars. They have also released two previous albums, The Sound (2007) and Where We Are (2010).
With their third full-length, Arcadia, Mackintosh Braun takes a giant step forward, building on the pair’s proven strengths as songwriters and producers, while expanding their sound in subtle yet profound new ways. “I hope people hear this record and go ‘Wow, they’re trying new things,’” says Ben.


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  • Stefanszz

    p. cool

    12 Jan 8:24am Reply
  • greatnecker

    Now this is what I like to Mackintosh Braun. These guys can do no wrong in my book.

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • MackintoshBraun

    our new EP is available on itunes today!

    14 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Angerwave new song

    6 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Steffinchen10

    I watched Chuck the other day and "Wake up" caught my attention from the very first second on.

    17 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Jovannnn

    grey's anatomy simply opened my eyes!!!! [5]

    19 Jan 2014 Reply
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    4 Nov 2013 Reply
  • xyz980

    brilliant, indeed [3] let's make 'em famous [1]

    26 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Angerwave

    brilliant, indeed [2]

    26 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Stefanszz

    chill ass dope ass mofos

    18 May 2013 Reply
  • joely84

    How are these not huge. I've only just discovered them and having listened to only half of Where We Are I'm hooked. Just sublime. I shall be listening to Another Cynthia following the dude below and his recommendation.

    1 Feb 2013 Reply
  • MoiCapriceJunky

    not as good as the band the two guys are originally from: Another Cynthia.

    27 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Angerwave

    oh god, so cool

    14 Sep 2012 Reply
  • amilkarnunez

    Recomendacion de musica

    24 Jun 2012 Reply
  • the_karo

    oh mannnnnnnn, this is SUCH an awesome band! wohoooo. hands up! ''we've held all that we've wanted / for so long this was made for us''. it is soooo what's happening with my love-life during now!!! AMAZING! my main love song for my boy and me! '' there / we stood / we were / the only ones that changed the world could not replace / what was made for us''

    28 May 2012 Reply
  • vvillean

    E os ouvintes tem aumentado cada vez mais :)

    18 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Just_V

    Thank you again, Grey's Anatomy! These guys are really cool!

    29 Jan 2012 Reply
  • sashagupta

    "the same" was such an apt choice in Greys:)

    21 Jan 2012 Reply
  • flyer_

    Patsavas' really putting all her effort in making Mackintosh a known band. And I totally support her iniciative. First "Could it Be", then "Made For Us" --and now "The Same". Not complaining. I really enjoyed each one of these songs. One better than the previous. Just can't understand how "The Same" didn't make the final cut to "Where We Are"... Anyway, keep them coming, the songs are great!

    18 Jan 2012 Reply
  • japanlovers

    greys anatomy simply opened my eyes!!!! [4]

    8 Jan 2012 Reply
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