BRAINSTORM’s Single “She Moves” Out February 26 Via Tender Loving Empire

By on February 20, 2013


Listen: “She Moves” via NPR or SoundCloud


“Irresistible and fun.” – ROLLING STONE


“BRAINSTORM is catchy without sounding cloying, avant-garde 

withoutsounding highfalutin.” – MTV HIVE


Dear Winter,   


If it wasn’t for your dreary days we may never have holed up in a basement to record these two new songs. We present to you She Moves, our antidote to the months of gloom you wreak on Portland. Call us escapists, but we need to write tunes that summon sweat and sun burns. Maybe that’s why we nerded out on African music with our last record Heat Waves. But we can’t ignore your influence now, winter. These new tracks pine for the care-free bliss of an endless summer in the middle of the dank Pacific NW haze. Our upcoming tour to SXSW will take us to lands where you don’t exist. But without you, winter, our songs wouldn’t be so sunny. So thanks for that.




BRAINSTORM’s new single “She Moves” will be released digitally on February 26 via

Tender Loving Empire just before the band’s tour to SXSW, which will also include stops at the 

Noise Pop, 

Neon Reverb, 35 Denton and Treefort Music Festivals. The single follows up the band’s critically acclaimed album Heat Waves which was released this fall.The single’s A-side, “She Moves,” premiered on this week’s episode of NPR’s All Songs Considered and is available to post and share via 


“She Moves” is a scuzzy, dreamlike pop song about becoming entranced by a woman whose appeal is limitless, but whose attention lies elsewhere. First seen amidst a landscape of fog and flowers, she’s like some alluring figure from Dante’s underworld; a player of tricks and a thief of hearts. Both “She Moves” and the B-side “Bright to Black” are stellar pop songs that showcase BRAINSTORM’s signature sound: barreling drums, technicolor guitar stabs, and infectious vocal melodies.


BRAINSTORM is an experimental-pop group from Portland, Oregon, whose sound is big and hard to define, yet strikingly elegant in its variety. The band weaves together various influences into a coherent fabric of art-pop, executed masterfully and endlessly compelling. Produced by the legendary Robby Moncrieff (engineer of the Dirty Projectors’ Bitte Orca, Youth Lagoon’s 7″, and Ganglians’ Still Living), their recent album Heat Waves shines with inescapable pop melodies, polyrhythmic singing, thunderous drumming, and shimmering guitar lines. With influences ranging from ecstatic African-highlife, to soulful AM-radio nostalgia, the result is a unique brand of art-pop that they can truly call their own.    




02.27 Ashland, OR @ Northwest Pizza – w/ Aan

02.28 Santa Barbara, CA @ Muddy Waters

03.01 San Francisco, CA (Noise Pop) @ Bottom of the Hill – w/ Rogue Wave

03.02 Sacramento, CA @ Bows & Arrows – w/ Aan + Gentleman Surfer

03.03 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place – w/ SISU

03.04 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo – w/ Harriet

03.05 San Diego, CA @ Bar Eleven

03.07 Denton, TX @ 35 Denton – w/ Gypsyblood

03.09 Fayettevile, AR @ Nightbird Books

03.13 Austin, TX @ The Grackle – Portland Party (SXSW)

03.14 Austin, TX @ SXSW

03.15 Austin, TX @ SXSW

03.16 Austin, TX @ Redefine Magazine Showcase 

03.17 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge – w/ Radiation City

03.19 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive – w/ Radiation City

03.20 Fruita, CO @ Cavalcade – w/ Radiation City & Social Studies

03.21 Provo, UT @ Velour – w/ Social Studies

03.22 Las Vegas, NV (Neon Reverb) @ Beauty Bar – w/ Caveman + Pure Bathing Culture + Radiation City

03.24 Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest w/ Animal Collective + Dan Deacon + Youth Lagoon


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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.