stomp records


Welcome to the twisted world of The Brains. This psychobilly project from Montreal, QC released their album Zombie Nation via Stomp Records back in 2010. With this release, the trio was at it again with their trademark sound; including catchy vocal lines, fast-paced punk music, and a slapped, stand up bass (instead of the standard punk rock electric bass guitar).

Montreal, QC psychobilly’s The Brains are back with their 2011 Stomp Records release, Drunk Not Dead. The band sets up their customary 3piece drums, guitar and stand up bass and slap their way through 13 short, undead and to-the-point tracks. Their mix of punk and psychobilly overlayed with snappy vocals makes for catchy songs that latch on to your brain and don’t let go. With cool tracks from “Four Beasts Ride” and “We Are The Brains” to “Oh Murder!” and “Horsemen”, Drunk Not Dead in my opinion, holds the best songs The Brains have written to date.

The Johnstones recently performed an energetic and crowd-pleasing show at the Green Bottle in Oshawa. Pulling people on stage, and giving them the mic allowed fans to belt out lyrics and enjoy the stage with these boys. I couldn’t stop dancing myself. Who knew trumpets could make my feet itch and want to dance? Sweaty from two-stepping, and overwhelmed by the July heat and intense show these boys just put on, I suggested that we do this interview outside.