After weeks of search and several auditions, The Living Braindead are proud to announce Jill Ann as our new vocalist. We’re very excited to work with her and are looking forward to our first show with her on Saturday, November 12 at Tudor Lounge!
We’re looking for a vocalist
From Kaydee: “So I’ve decided to step down from The Living Braindead. Traveling between NJ and WNY for shows, etc has become too taxing for me on multiple levels. We’re playing Music Is Art this year, which is going to be my last show. The band is continuing on tho and I’m gonna keep supporting from here! Hopefully they find a better singer 😅”
Kaydee will always be a part of our The Living Braindead family, and we’ll definitely miss her!
Anyone interested in auditioning can either message the band Facebook page or send an email to email@example.com and we’ll set up a time for an audition. Prior band experience is preferred as we actively play shows and record music, but anybody willing to try out is welcome!
We have a new bassist
After 10 months helping us out with playing shows and recording new material, we have amicably parted ways with bassist Ryan McAnany. We wish Ryan the best of luck with everything he does, including his other band, Shambles. Taking over that role going forward will be The Last Reign bassist Joe Maggio, who has previously played in a band with Jon. Joe will debut with us at the 20th annual Music Is Art Festival, where we are currently scheduled to perform on the Ganson Silo Stage at 7:15PM.
The Living Braindead to play Music Is Art Festival
For the first time, The Living Braindead have been chosen to play this year’s Music Is Art festival, Saturday, September 10th at Buffalo Riverworks. At this time we are scheduled to perform on the Ganson Silo Stage at 7:15PM. Please stay tuned to the event page for updates.
New music, new merch!
Did you miss our big announcement on social media yesterday? If so, don’t fret! This Saturday at 12:00 AM Eastern, our newest single, “Never Fuck With Catgirls” drops! Oh, and that’s not all. We’re also launching a brand new merch store with exclusive items along with it. Be among the first to get your new Living Braindead gear at shop.livingbraindead.com this Saturday morning!
Never Fuck With Catgirls.
Here’s some details about our latest single:
- This is our first single recorded with new bassist Ryan McAnany, though it was co-written by the late Brian Muller.
- It was recorded at Living Braindead HQ and mixed by On The Cinder’s Jason Wright at Flower House Studios.
- The cover art was designed by Milliron Design, who has previously done work for Brian’s Silence The Cynic and solo releases.
- The Catgirl on the cover art is wearing a Silence The Cynic t-shirt. This marks the second time the STC log and the LBD skull have shared a cover, the first being the Silence The Cynic EP, “NOT TOO NUMB!”
- The song is being released under the Braindead Cynic Records label, named in tribute to Brian, whose 7th Son Records released our first EP, “Falls Count Anywhere.”
- The release date is two years to the day of the release of “Falls Count Anywhere,” and also happens to be our drummer Jon Kozlowski’s birthday.
Living Braindead Pride Flag t-shirts available now
As allies, and in some cases members, of the LGBTQ+ community, we know representation is important. That’s why we decided to release a line of Pride flag t-shirts. We’ve started with seven, and may possibly expand the line if the demand is there. Visit our merch store to purchase!
Brian Muller passes away
This past Monday the world lost one of it’s truly incredible human beings when our brother Brian Lee Muller passed away suddenly on his 35th birthday. Aside from playing bass with us, Brian produced our “Falls Count Anywhere” EP, and recently released an album of ambient music titled “A Victim of Physics.” To those of us who knew him, he was far more than just a talented musician, he was also the best friend anyone could possibly have. I’ve received an outpouring of support and great stories over the last few days, even from people who only knew him through working with him as a voiceover artist, and I hope he knew how much he touched each and every one of your lives.
Brian’s final wish was that his ashes be pressed into a record, and we’re helping to make that happen. 100% of all sales from our Bandcamp on Friday, July 9, will be donated toward that goal. There will also be a GoFundMe launching soon, and Joe will be hosting a special benefit concert on September 4th at Tudor Lounge in Buffalo, NY. Details of all of this will be available as soon as we have them on our social media channels.
We’ll miss you brother. Thanks for everything.
WATCH LIVE ANYWHERE this Saturday
This Saturday night at 8PM, we’ll be going LIVE for the first time from Jon’s basement with our “WATCH LIVE ANYWHERE” event! The event will be broadcast live – and free! – on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch, so hit those links and check out our quickly cobbled together live stream!
Oh, and, you didn’t hear this from me, but there might be something new for you guys on this show, so maybe tune in!
Live Stream This Saturday
Hey folks! Long time no see! We hope you’re all staying safe and doing well. As many of you know, we were scheduled to take part in an event called “All Hallows Scene” at the Rapids Theater in Niagara Falls, NY this upcoming Saturday. The event was to follow all safety regulations including masks and social distancing or we would not have agreed to perform. Unfortunately, the venue has opted not to proceed with hosting the event, and if anyone had purchased tickets for it, you are able to get a refund at the point of purchase. We’re very disappointed in this development, as we were looking forward to seeing a lot of our friends who were also scheduled for the event, and also getting to see some of you, our fans, out at the show.
But you guys know us by now…
We’re not the type of band who lets a minor setback get in our way. While we won’t be able to see you guys in person, and vice-versa, we are planning on streaming live from Jon’s basement this Saturday night, and we hope you guys will tune in. Stay tuned to LivingBraindead.com and our social media platforms to get the details as soon as we know what they are!
We miss you guys, stay safe!
Bandcamp Friday proceeds to BLRR
During previous editions of Bandcamp’s “Bandcamp Friday,” we at The Living Braindead have individually deferred you to purchase from other bands who may have needed the funds more than we did during the COVID-19 lockdown. However, with the recent social upheaval following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, we have decided to take a different approach to this month’s edition of the program.
Bandcamp has been dedicating the first Friday of each of the last three months to waiving fees for artists who sell music and merchandise – like us – on the platform. As we were all mostly able to maintain employment during the coronavirus outbreak, we opted to put the focus on our fellow artists who may not have been so fortunate. This month, however, we have decided to take proceeds from all sales and donate them to a local charity here in Buffalo called Black Love Resists In the Rust.
Black Love Resists in Rust is the only intentional space for Black and Brown folks in Buffalo, and envision a Buffalo where communities are sustainable and have what they need to thrive without external assistance.
For more information on Black Love Resists In The Rust, please visit blackloveresistsintherust.com.