Sky Full of Messages
Victor Bravo is made up by two guys from Maine who escaped out of the cold badlands for the relative warmth and laid-back ease of New York City. They burst out on the crest of furious, pumping, garage-punk rock that people compare to Mudhoney, Husker Du, and the Ramones. Born in the same town, in the same hospital, in the same week, at times their performances make it seem like they\'re reading each other\'s minds. Dan pounds the drums in a unique and sometimes terrifying way - broken sticks, cymbals, heads, shells, stands, bloodied hands, and other musicians standing aghast are the norm. Collin fires up blazing, dense, distorted guitar work and sings his guts out until people are shaking. Together, their songs are klaxon-blast warnings about everything that looms up to destroy you when you\'re not alert: parents, partners, politicos, and all the various forces of darkness. The guys of Victor Bravo have been performing shows around New York City since 2006, when they released their DIY 4-song EP called Shut Out The Sky. Reviewers have given the disc strong praise, comparing their sound not only to bands like Mudhoney, but also Iggy Pop, the Dead Kennedys, and Gang of Four. The band themselves find other inspiration from acts like Superchunk, Nirvana, L7, and Hole. Victor Bravo has released a new 7-song punk EP, Sky Full Of Messages, in April 2008. The band is currently booking shows in New York City, New England, and the Midwest U.S. for summer and fall of 2008. CDs by Victor Bravo are available on iTunes, CD Baby, and direct from the band\'s website at VictorBravo.com.