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With their Chop Shop Records debut, Where We Are, Mackintosh Braun establish themselves as a formidable pop duo who blend crisp, sophisticated production with sharp, emotive songwriting. On tracks like the delicate but propulsive “Familiar” and the harmony-filled banger ”Nothing Else Is Real” the Portland, Oregon-based group conjure a cool intimacy that sets them apart from their peers. This is the kind of music you can break a sweat to on the dance floor with a new crush then play the next day to console yourself if they don’t call. “We both wanted to create something exciting and innovative, but that’s also familiar,” explains guitarist/keyboardist /producer Ian Mackintosh. “It has to sound different but it also has to give people something to hold onto. It has to give people hope.”

Considering that Portland is home to bands as varied as the Decemberists, YACHT, and Modest Mouse, the qualities that seem to define the city’s current scene are experimentation and singular sonic vision. And in these ways, there is no more quintessentially Portland band than Mackintosh Braun.

Both Ian Mackintosh and bassist/keyboardist/producer Ben Braun have deep roots in the Pacific Northwest. Ben was born in New York City but moved to Portland with his mom when he was nine.


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  • Jovannnn

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

    19 Jan 2:19am Reply
  • wendelwest01


    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
  • tajedyna

    greys anatomy simply opened my eyes!!!! [3]

    8 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Satoshi-hikari

    Thank you Grey's Anatomy, for introducing me to this amazing, amazing band. [2] Loving "The Same" <3.

    6 Jan 2012 Reply
  • RJ_mymusic

    greys anatomy simply opened my eyes!!!! [2]

    18 Dec 2011 Reply
  • maaslaa

    greys anatomy simply opened my eyes!!!!

    12 Oct 2011 Reply
  • LestatVampire9

    uwielbiam Was! <3

    14 Sep 2011 Reply
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