NoHo Confidential

by Brady Harris Band

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about

NoHo Confidential is the debut record by the Brady Harris Band. This maxi-EP was recorded during the Winter of '12-'13 in the shadows of Dodger Stadium.

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released 02 April 2013
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Listen to the Brady Harris Band featured on CBS Radio's "Overnight America" show:
soundcloud.com/bradyharris/brady-harris-band-featured-on

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Brady Harris - Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Percussion
John Adair - Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Vocals, Keys, Organs, Percussion, Fretless Bass
Marc Bernal - Bass Guitar, Vocals
Steve Markowitz - Drums, Vocals

Produced by John Adair
Executive Producer: Michael Bejbl

Recorded at Top Cellar Studios, Mount Washington, Los Angeles
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London

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Check out this nice feature on the BHB & NoHo Confidential at Popdose:
popdose.com/brady-harris-imagines-an-americana-motorhead-grace-jones-and-blondie/

REVIEW SAMPLES:

“Stellar…Imagine if the Beatles were from Texas”
–Keith Creighton, Popdose
www.popdose.com

“A wonderful, best-of-the-year worthy EP…this will be in your Top 10 for sure.”
–Allen Haber, PurePopRadio
loudcity.com/stations/alan-haber-s-pure-pop#

"Another slice of unique Beatlesque-Americana... No need to keep this one confidential."
--Absolute PowerPop
absolutepowerpop.blogspot.com

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"NoHo is the setting for the Brady Harris Band’s latest EP, NoHo Confidential, a Texas tornado — or at least a frisky breeze — of John Lennon and George Harrison-esque pop songs that will right likely appeal to a wide range of big sky music fans, including those of John Mayer, Wilco, Ben Folds, the Civil Wars and the Traveling Wilburys. Intoxicating originals are what you belly up to the bar band for. Forget Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines,” BHB’s ‘Mexico‘ has been my song of the summer; it’s the perfect soundtrack for a long hot night and ice cold margarita. ‘Blue‘ is an easy, breezy, jazzy affair that also goes nowhere fast for all the right reasons."
-Keith Creighton, Popdose
www.popdose.com

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"Pure Pop Radio favorite Brady Harris is back with a wonderful, best-of-the-year worthy EP, NoHo Confidential, recorded under the moniker Brady Harris Band. To say that this is Harris's best release is hardly heaping excess praise--certainly... not when every song is so hall-of-fame worthy.

Harris comes out swinging with a classically-styled pure pop confection, "Kate, Stay Late." From the piano accents to the cuddly background vocals and the luscious, affecting melody, this is one of those songs that you'll want to play over and over again. Same thing goes with "You I Know," a many-layered song featuring wild, almost experimental electric guitar, sweet vocal lines, and generous stereo separation.

"Mexico" leads with its strongest component, the chorus, a catchy confection whose verses are equally as commanding. This is another of those spin-it-again songs, so be prepared to hit the reverse button on your CD player. "Blue" is a loving, romantic creation, sung sweetly and deliberately, with a slow, jazzy guitar solo.

"Northern Soul" is a straight-ahead pop song with a strong lead vocal, affecting background vocals, and a catchy melody. And don't forget the handclaps! The EP ends with "Night at La Carafe," a change of pace, kind-of moody instrumental in which all of the players take center stage. And speaking of the players, hats off to the band, who really make these songs come alive.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: this is quite a strong year for pop music, and it's only March. Remember this one when it's time to make those best-of-the-year lists. This will be in your top 10, for sure."
-Alan Haber, Pure Pop Radio
loudcity.com/stations/alan-haber-s-pure-pop#

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"Brady Harris rolls on with his latest release, another slice of his unique Beatlesque Americana. This EP, credited to his backing band and named after his Northern Hollywood locale, is 6 more easy-on-the-ears tracks to add to the Brady Harris canon. Opener "Kate, Stay Late" is definitely more Beatlesque than Americana, with its piano-based pop melody, George Harrison-style guitars, and its wordless harmony vocals. "Mexico" is another winner, a breezy, effortless-sounding number with a slight Latin flavor, and while "Northern Soul" is more jangle than Northern soul, that's a feature, not a bug. No need to keep this one confidential."
-Absolute PowerPop
absolutepowerpop.blogspot.com

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"Une belle réussite musicale est celle de @BradyHarrisBand . Le dernier album NoHo Confidential est une pure merveille."
-http://destinationpassions.wordpress.com

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"A beautiful musical success. The latest album, NoHo Confidential, is a pure marvel."

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"Brady Harris, une véritable révélation

Je l’avais découvert avec son album Starlite EP , c’était courant 2012 et je vous en avais fait un article.

Depuis, d’album en album le bonhomme a beaucoup évolué musicalement et il était temps que sonne une petite piqûre de rappel .

Bien qu’étant de Los Angeles mais né au Texas, on peut dire que ce chanteur compositeur a bougé en donnant des concerts à Paris, Londres, Liverpool, au Texas, en Californie….

Ce qui caractérise beaucoup Brady, c’est sa proche ressemblance vocale avec John Lennon. Et quand on écoute sa musique, on sent de suite que les Beatles font partie de son environnement et de ses influences. Alors les fans apprécieront surement de se régaler au son de la musique de Brady.

Après plusieurs albums accueillis comme il se doit, le bonhomme a surpris en sortant cette année un album tout en français grâce à Alkex Smith. Une belle réussite et toujours cette ambiance pop rock , véritablement un palier supplémentaire de franchi.

Au son de son dernier opus NoHo Confidential, il n’y a décidément rien à jeter et juste à se laisser aller et déguster. Mais alors quel régal !

Un album 6 titres sur lequel ressort grandement son évolution tant elle est flagrante. Kate,Stay Late qui ouvre le bal est un pur joyau pop-rock superbement hantée par la voix de Lennon alias Brady. You I Know est un joli mélange à l’allure pop qui surprend agréablement.Sur Mexico, Brady fait des merveilles en ne cessant de fasciner vocalement. Un morceau sur lequel on retrouve un travail très digne du collectif car il faut bien le dire, après quelques années passées en solo , le bonhomme a son groupe maintenant, le Brady Harris Band. Blue, une jolie ballade apporte de la douceur et du style avec un joli jeu de guitare. Et avec Northern Soul , on repart comme en quarante avec du nerf. C’est bon , le rythme est là, on s’en boirait bien plusieurs verres tel un bon jus d’orange bien frais. Un titre qui rejoint tout à fait le genre du premier Kate,Stay Late.

Un dernier détail , l’artiste est anti blog, anti lien officiel donc n’a pas de site, seulement des pages communautaires dont vous retrouverez la liste sur sa page Bandcamp.

Et hop pour finir, un petit cadeau tout frais de l’artiste. Sa dernière vidéo Kate,Stay Late sortie….hier . Enjoy Sourire

Il est certain qu’avec NoHo Confidential , Brady affirme encore davantage son talent. Un artiste qui rentre véritablement dans mes coups de coeur .

Un album à ne pas manquer , un opus qui fait du bien !"

Destination Passions
destinationpassions.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/brady-harris-une-vritable-rvlation/

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BIO From ALLMUSIC GUIDE:

Former frontman for the Replacements-inspired Solid Goldsteins, Brady Harris' solo career has diverged from his previous work into a sound altogether more indicative of his Texas roots. Bearing considerable vocal resemblance to John Lennon, Harris crafts moody country-rock with a hard pop edge. Strongly melodic with a confident wit, he combines well-traveled themes with stoic romanticism. Having paid his dues as a starving artist, busking on the streets of Paris and London, Harris found himself in Los Angeles recording one album with his former bandmates before releasing his solo debut in 1997. That album, Next Door to Nowhere, received favorable reviews and was followed by considerable media attention at 1999's NXNW music conference. 1999's Good Luck Stranger was met with near unanimous critical approval, and Harris went on to tour Europe in late 2000. He spent the next two years touring the states where he racked up numerous awards, including $5,000 from the Pontiac Vibe Car Commercial Contest, which helped him finance 2003's highly anticipated Lone Star. —Matt Fink, All Music Guide (www.allmusic.com)

PRESS SAMPLES:

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The Texas-bred, Los Angeles based Harris goes on a highly-rewarding musical trip through Beatlesesque pop-rock and singer-songwriter intimacy. –Michael Berick, NO DEPRESSION MAGAZINE

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Roots-rock Americana with the vibrant, crackling pop of Revolver-era Beatles. -George Zahora, SPLENDID

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Harris' substantial talents lift him well above those with whom he will be categorized. -Matt Fink, ALL MUSIC GUIDE

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More evidence that it's what's lurking beneath the radar that's really important, Brady Harris - following the familiar career trajectory of starving busker (in London and Paris), accidental recordings, critical acclaim (not the least of which came at the NxNW conference in '99) impressive underground success ($5000 from MP3.com) and still no major label deal - has just released his third album, recorded at home with the assistance of a $500 Shure microphone he won for his roots-grass version of Motorhead's 'Ace Of Spades'. Intrigued? Good, for mere words can never do him justice. Ignore, then, the fact that Harris' voice bears comparisons with John Lennon; ignore the fact that he creates a beguiling brand of alt. power country pop, something like Peter Bruntnell massaging Big Star; ignore the fact that Harris can take on Joe Pernice in his own back yard and win. Ignore these words, let your ears do the judging, and you're left wondering where this California-dwelling Texan has been hiding all your life. -Michael Ornadet, LOGO-MAGAZINE (UK)

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Track Name: Kate, Stay Late
Kate, Stay Late
Words & Music by Brady Harris

Oh Kate, stay late
If you ever need a shoulder to cry on
I’ll be here til the tears are gone, away
Cos if tonight should slip away
I’ll never get the chance to say
It’s you I love
Oh, the night is young

I want you, I need you
Tell me girl what is on your mind tonight
I’ll make you feel alright
I need you, I want you
All the stars that light the sky so bright
They shine for us tonight

Oh Kate, stay late
If you ever need someone to talk to
I’ll be here just for you, ooh-ooh
And every now and then I feel you’re gonna come my way
Yeah, every now and then I feel it’s gonna go my way

Don’t let tonight slip away
I’ll never get the chance to say
It’s you I love
Oh Kate, I know you’re the one

I want you, I need you
Tell me girl what is on your mind tonight
I’ll make you feel alright
I need you, I want you
All the stars that light the sky so bright
They shine for us tonight
They shine for us tonight
They shine for you and I
Track Name: You I Know
You I Know
Words & Music by Brady Harris

It’s you I know
Everywhere I go
It’s you I see
Endlessly

You and me were meant to be in love
You and me were meant to be in love

Soul to soul and sea to sea
Shining bright for us to see and breathe

It’s you I know
Everywhere we go
It’s you I feel
When love is real
Track Name: Mexico
Mexico
Words & Music by Brady Harris

Don’t you wanna go down to Mexico with me sometime
We could sail away to Ensenada Bay, just you and I

We could make the carnival if we drive all night.
We could learn a song to sing on our way to the light
Fireflies in the night
Will you come with me

Don’t you wanna go down to Mexico with me sometime
I could meet you there
Salt will fill the air
And the breeze is right
Pacific nights

We could build a holiday all day and all night
We could learn a song to sing on our way to the light
Fireflies in the night
So in harmony

Don’t you wanna go down to Mexico and spend some time
We could sail away to Ensenada Bay, just you and I
We’ll leave tonight
When the air is right

Fireflies in the night
So in harmony
Will you come with me

Don’t you wanna go down to Mexico with me sometime
We could sail away to Ensenada Bay, just you and I
Don’t you wanna go down to Mexico with me sometime
Love you will be bringing, song we will be singing that goes like this
Track Name: Blue
Blue
Words & Music by Brady Harris

Blue skies have fallen around you
You can’t see the sun for the moon
Everything you see recalls memories like a tune
Cos baby, you’re blue
Baby, you’re blue

Blue for things that we used to do
I miss them more than I knew
They tell me I’m wrong to feel this way over you
But baby, I’m blue
Baby, I’m blue

You’ve getting out but it’s just not the same
Your eyes can’t hide all of your pain
Baby, you’re blue

Blue, soft as the light shining through
I can’t get past me and you
Everything I see recalls memories of me and you
Cos baby, I’m blue
Baby, you’re blue, too
Baby, I’m blue
Baby, you’re blue
Track Name: Northern Soul
Northern Soul
Words & Music by Brady Harris

I’ll miss your rock and roll
And your Northern soul
It sings to me in times like these
I never could let go

I hear the amp that bleeds
The guitar that grieves
Laying down that NoHo Sound
My heart could never leave

I see it in your eyes tonight
It’ll never be the same
You and I both know
Memories still hold
Nothing is the same
Nothing is the same

I’ll miss the song you’d sing
And the chords you’d ring
Every line rhymes in time
Played for you and me

I see it in your eyes tonight
It’ll never be the same
You and I both know
Memories still hold
Nothing is the same
No one is to blame