Brainiac is hitting the road again this spring! This time we’re bringing along the amazing Exit Angles from Wheeling, West Virginia! Some fabulous local bands are also joining us in select cities. We will be performing at the Caterwaul Music Festival in Minneapolis on May 27th as well! See you there!
Hearts and bones were broken across the south! We’d like to thank Lung for killing it every night. A very special thank you Good Records in Dallas Texas for putting together a magnificent event with old Grass Records label mates Baboon! Check out a review of the show from the Dallas Observer.
Brainiac plays the Minneapolis Caterwaul Music Festival on Monday May 27th 2024, plus much more up our sleeve TBA! We’ll see you soon!
2023 was an amazing year for Brainiac! This year will will not disappoint, starting off with the Brainiac Southern Tour 2024! Lung is going to help us bring a healthy dose of Ohio to those in need! Margin Walker is going to help us close out the tour in Memphis TN! (The birthplace of rock & roll some say!)
from Memphis Tennessee
Margin Walker is Dave Shouse (The Grifters, Bloodthirsty Lovers, The Bastard Souls). Oscillators, lights, and mannequins come together to create an interactive audio visual experience which is challenging to put into words.
SMACK BUNNY BABY Vinyl Re-issue!
Smack Bunny Baby is 30! 🎂
We’re bringing the birthday baby back with a vinyl re-issue!
On December 1st, 2023, Craft Music is re-issuing Brainiac’s debut album! It will be available on green vinyl, as well as a limited edition pressing on violet vinyl which is only available through your local record store!
See you in February!
BRAINIAC Southern Tour 2024!
Hey there, Brainiac fans!
We’re thrilled to announce the upcoming BRAINIAC Southern Tour 2024! This time, we’re heading south to warm up some chilly February nights! Join us in Birmingham, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, and Memphis!
Check out the EVENTS page for ticket links and more details.
See you there! 🎶🔥
John Schmersal, Tender Mercy, and Halicon (feat. Tim Krug) will be performing on Tuesday May 30th at Blind Bob’s in Dayton!
Tender Mercy: https://tendermercy.bandcamp.com/
“Louisville’s Mark Kramer (aka Tender Mercy) crafts softly dramatic experimental folk ballads that analyze the hypnotic ability of sound.“
-Zach Hart/We Listen For You
“I like to make sounds about contrast. Atmospheric and melodic, but sometimes aggressively harsh and obtuse.“
Blind Bob’s: https://blindbobs.com/
The Brainiac 2023 tour has come to a close. Thanks to everyone that came out in support and those that helped make the shows a reality.
NEWS FLASH! Due to higher demand than anticipated we will soon be making select band merchandise available here on the site soon. In the meantime, check out these great articles on the U.S. Brainiac shows.
Check back soon for merch news and more photos from the 2023 shows!
Thank you for your cooperation.
John talks some shop with Chip Midnight at Big Takeover Magazine
Brainiac with Stevie at The Guardian about a little bit of this. A little bit of that.
Study up, there will be a quiz every night of tour. Check it out!
Listen to anything good this year? Want to? Check out the article at The Brooklyn Vegan.
LIMITED EDITION SILVER VINYL - 3000 COPIES WORLDWIDE